By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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The downside to Minnesota's government reopening, which creaked to a start in earnest Thursday: No significant progress was made on the state's massive budget woes, leaving lawmakers and taxpayers on track to face the same — if not bigger — deficit problems in two years.
Political consultant Dusty Trice said the unfortunate gridlock in Minnesota has been going on for years, noting the same atmosphere prevailed when Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, bumped up against a Democrat-controlled Legislature.
The real tab from the 2011 shutdown may come in years ahead, when the governor and others must explain themselves to voters, Mr. Trice added.