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Report Card: Year Two of the Trump Administration

Shortly after the elections in November, 2016, Little Laos on the Prairie responded with an article assessing possible implications for the Lao community in the coming years ahead. On January 30th, 2018, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address following a year that was filled with many challenges from all fronts. Expectations are understandably high, because 2018 is also the year for US midterm elections, which will be hotly contested. On the line are 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of 100 seats in the United States Senate, in addition to 39 governorships among other key positions. Under a normal presidency, the President’s party, historically, loses majority control of Congress. This is not necessarily a given in 2018, but current polling suggests that Democrats may be on track to significant victories across the country in November. CNN has called Minnesota ground zero for the midterms, saying “The governor’s office, as many as five House seats and not one but two Senate seats are up for grabs.” And …

Superbowl LII Recipe: The Super Laocy

After an amazing and hard-fought season; the Minnesota Vikings valiantly upheld their tradition of pulling defeat from the jaws of victory, and now their stadium is going to the Superbowl this weekend! Already, the city is filled with out-of-towners ready to root for the Eagles or the Patriots and to see all of the fabulous sights Minneapolis has to offer. Of course, the biggest question on everyone’s mind, besides, who’s going to clean up all of this mess once it’s done and over, is: “What’s your favorite commercial going to be?” The second biggest question is: What are you going to serve at your Superbowl party? Our mad scientists at the Little Laos on the Prairie test kitchens have you covered with an homage to that quintessential Philadelphia delicacy, the cheesesteak, and Minnesota’s own notorious Jucy Lucy, or, as we’re naturally going to call it, the Jucy Laocy. We know this one’s going to be a savory hit, being reasonably easy to prepare, as well as customizable to your family’s own Lao American tastes. Heck, …