Opinion

Don’t give up on Obamacare

Editorials

Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, has become the “gift” that keeps on taking. It has made obtaining health insurance more difficult and more expensive for millions of Americans. It is choking many already stressed state budgets. And it has locked in a federal deficit of ...

Could gene editing have helped Charlie?

Editorials

Little Charlie Gard passed away on Friday, a week before what would have been his first birthday. The 11-month-old British child, center of an international controversy for weeks, was moved to a hospice, where doctors planned to turn off life-support equipment. What if Charlie’s life could ...

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Editorials

Relay for Life THUMBS UP: The Brown County Relay for Life started last night and concluded early this morning. We are sure it will be another successful fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, thanks to the hard work of all the Relay teams. We salute all who put in the work, and all who ...

Duterte’s threat

Editorials

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s frustration with Maoist terrorists in his country is understandable. When he extends an olive branch, they take bloody advantage of it. Just last week, as peace talks were going on between his government and the rebels, they attacked his presidential ...

Testing

Letters

To the editor: God is sifting the chaff from the wheat. (Deuteronomy 13:3) President Trump nominated a Christian to be secretary of the Army, Mark Green a physician who once served alongside Army Special Operations troops. He is also a Tennessee State Senator and a Christian. Mark Green ...

Koch Brothers out to gut ACA to cut their taxes

Letters

To the editor: Articles on the Guardian and Moyers and Company web sites have explored the ideology behind the Koch brothers political network and the Republican Party’s opposition to public supported heath care. They feel that any money paid for Medical Assistance and Affordable Care Act ...

Town Talk: Roadway construction projects update

Columns

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. We are past the ...

Troubled Venezuela

Editorials

Quite a few countries have shaky economies, with double-digit unemployment, crumbling treasuries and even food shortages. One of them has the largest petroleum reserves in the world. It is Venezuela. Months of demonstrations in the streets have left nearly 100 Venezuelans dead and at least ...

This technology may be around a while

Columns

A couple of weeks ago, Apple, Inc., marked the 10th anniversary of the i-Phone. It’s hard to imagine that something that has become so ubiquitous, so much a part of everyday life, has not been around forever. I remember, however, when it did come out. Cell phones at the time were basically ...

Asset forfeiture needs safeguards

Editorials

Innocent until proven guilty? Not under the old asset forfeiture programs many police departments and prosecuting attorneys used for years. Extreme abuses ranging from confiscating assets of people who had nothing to do with crimes to tying up cars and other belongings before defendants ever ...

How’s this for paranormal phenomena?

Letters

To the editor: The Redwood County Museum is now featuring a collection of items associated with paranormal phenomena. This exhibition runs from May through October of this year and is owned by Adrian Lee, founder of the International Paranormal Society. On display are Ouija boards, dolls with ...

What’s in a name?

Letters

To the editor: Scaramouch: A boastful, cowardly character; a swaggering buffoon. From the Italian scaramuccio. Sound familiar??? Gene Brand Hanska

New health plan needed before repealing old one

Editorials

If you have a private health insurance policy, would you call your agent and cancel it just because there is a small chance you might find something better? Of course not. That would be crazy. At some point after your policy lapsed, you would be prey for anyone eager to sell you any coverage ...

McCain deserves all our prayers

Editorials

Politics in our country has taken a decidedly unpleasant, unproductive turn during recent years. Once, we Americans were able to agree to disagree. We could have sometimes dramatically opposing views on the issues, debating them fiercely, without shattering our sense of being one people with ...

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Editorials

Arts opportunities THUMBS UP: Summertime is a great time to participate in, and to enjoy, the arts. There is certainly no shortage of opportunities in the performing arts in New Ulm, as this weekend demonstrates. The State Street Theater Company is presenting its “Wizard of Oz,” and ...

Republican control limited

Letters

To the editor: Most of us have heard it said: “Elections have consequences.” Seeing what happened during the Obama Administration and what has not happened in the U.S. Senate during the Trump Administration, maybe we should add “if Democrats win” to that sentence. Presently ...

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