In front of the national letter carriers union’s 9,100-member convention in Minneapolis Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton gave a passionate defense of paper.
“We rely on you so much and we can rely on you so well that we have a tendency to take your super hard work for granted” he said to the letter carriers, who face threats of closing post offices and ending 6-day-a-week mail.
“My sons…they don’t read the morning newspaper as a paper, they read it online. And yet they still rely on their mail."
"Now," he continued. "I’m an old fashioned guy. I want to hold something in my hands. I want something that’s going to be the same tomorrow as it is today. I don’t want something that will crash overnight. I want something that can’t be hacked or scammed or spammed or infected or whatever else. I want something that [has] come from you.”
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."