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Dear Internet Friends,

Thank you for coming to the website. For some of you that took quite a bit of effort. Congratulations on getting here! But now that you’ve arrived, what can you expect from The Al Franken Website? Merchandising? Well, not yet!

You can read some posts or listen to the Podcast on this website. You will have opportunities to help with worthy causes – like filling the library of the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Indian school in northern Minnesota. And helping us provide service dogs to veterans and others.

This week on the Podcast, Austan Goolsbee, the former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, speaks with clarity and common sense about how virus economics are different than normal economics.

Oh. And subscribe to my new YouTube channel. All the podcasts are there, plus some videos from my pre-Senate career as well as my years in the Senate.

Enjoy the website!

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Mike Pence

Mike Pence – The Banality of Banality

The president’s daily Covid-19 pressers are, by turn, infuriating, insulting, laughable, but mostly sad. There’s the lying, the one-eighties, the self-flattery, the boasting, the lashing out. That’s, of course, Donald Trump.  But, personally, what I find the most galling is the insufferable and incessant blather from Mike Pence. Yesterday, Pence…


The President is Crazy

The president is crazy*. We see that every day. But he is the president. He won the election – technically. So, we just have to live with it – having a president who is clinically insane*. There is a diagnosis – narcissistic personality disorder*. It’s a real thing. And he has…