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Opinion | David Brock: The Brett Kavanaugh I knew shouldn’t sit on the Supreme Court

  I used to know Brett Kavanaugh pretty well. And, when I think of Brett now, in the midst of his hearings for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, all I can think of is the old “Aesop’s Fables” adage: “A man is known by the company he keeps.” And that’s why I…

 Luxury Uptown Development Freezes Out Frogtown Tenants

Halbach said the Housing Partnership’s report was meant to raise awareness of the problem; it doesn’t lay out specific solutions. But he said he thinks those could include more funding from the federal and state governments for subsidized housing and should involve looking at other cities that began facing affordability issues before the Twin Cities. Seattle, for example, is requiring developers to either provide or pitch in to pay for affordable housing. The city also plans to allow more height to projects that include affordable housing.

How Government Works: What the *Separation of Powers* Looks Like

The term  “trias politica” or “separation of powers” was coined by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, an 18th century French social and political philosopher. His publication, Spirit of the Laws, is considered one of the great works in the history of political theory and jurisprudence, and it inspired the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Constitution of the United States.

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