Posts by Rob Autry
Growing Confidence

Eighty-four percent of Minnesota’s manufacturing executives are confident about their company’s future, but they’re always keeping an eye on outside inhibitors to growth. With a wary eye still watching the horizon for economic and regulatory turbulence, Minnesota’s manufacturers appear to be cautiously poised to grow in 2014, according to the results of the sixth annual […]

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Wheels Up, U.S. Approval Rating Down

President Obama ran on a promise to “restore America’s standing in the world,” and after just a few months in office, it sure looked like he was on course to deliver. During Obama’s first year in office, worldwide approval of U.S. leadership rose from 34{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} (34{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} disapprove) to 49{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} (21{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} disapprove). Even the President himself […]

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Straddling the Political Pipeline

In the latest installment of the Washington Waiting Game, we have the soon-to-be-released re-decision on the President’s initial refusal to make a decision on the future of the Keystone Pipeline.  Enquiring minds want to know:  will the President side with the vocal environmentalist faction of his party (block the Pipeline) or will he follow the […]

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We Are Not Alone: Independents Are Starting To Think Like Us

Republicans can find some solace in the recent NPR national survey results that we are not alone. As Glen Bolger noted in his posting Independent’s Day, the GOP might now have a reason to believe. What’s striking about this recent survey data is just how much closer Independents are to Republican voters on many key […]

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