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The threat of the ‘lone wolf’

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

 
 
 
Terrorism an on-going threat

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Peterson’s fall from grace

September 14, 2014 Minnesota Vikings football fans have long admired running back Adrian Peterson for his toughness, his intensity, his ability to turn any play into a touchdown. Today, that admiration is shaken. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 13, 2014 Not just NFL’s problem THUMBS DOWN: The nation has been outraged all this past week over Ray Rice and the NFL’s wimpy reaction to him punching out his fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator las... more »»

Taking it to ISIS

September 12, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

Thirteen years later, the threat remains

September 11, 2014 Thirteen years ago today, a group of fanatic muslim terrorists — 19 in all, armed with box cutters — commandeered four jet airliners in the deadliest attack on U.S. soil. more »»

Hit terrorists’ bank accounts

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders Tuesday to brief them on his strategy for dealing with the Islamic State. more »»

Obama’s plan

September 9, 2014 President Barack Obama was to reveal at least the outline of a policy for dealing with Islamic State terrorists this week. He planned to discuss it today with congressional leaders. more »»

Police should be at least as well armed as the criminals

September 8, 2014 The shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

Middle East turmoil and senate politics

September 7, 2014 It’s sad, but Middle East insurgency and turmoil are becoming an issue in Minnesota state politics. In the Minnesota Senate race, Sen. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 6, 2014 Funding all day K THUMBS UP: For several years now, District 88 and other districts in the area have been providing all day, every day kindergarten for students. more »»

Mall needs tenants

September 5, 2014 The Marktplatz Mall was built in the 1980s with the dream of strengthening the New Ulm retail community’s presence downtown, of tying together with Minnesota Street businesses and providing vitality... more »»

Gauging the threat posed by ISIS

September 4, 2014 Comments Sunday by members of Congress familiar with the threat of terrorism should set off alarm bells in the heads of thoughtful Americans. more »»

Sticker shock with Obamacare

September 3, 2014 In large measure, President Barack Obama’s health care law was sold to Americans based on his contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»

Uphold Constitution

September 2, 2014 Our nation’s founders disagreed on a multitude of issues about how to govern the United States. But on one thing they put their partisanship aside for the good of future Americans. more »»

Labor Day 2014

September 1, 2014 Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, a tribute to trade and labor unions of the day who worked to improve the working conditions and pay levels of the American workers. more »»

Why are terrorists able to market oil?

August 31, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 30, 2014 Riverblast 2014 THUMBS UP: Riverblast is kind of an inspired ide. more »»

VA questions still need answers

August 29, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

Right to bear arms should be subject to common sense

August 28, 2014 A news item out of Arizona is an example that even a constitutional right carries a lot of responsibility. more »»

Immunizations important as school starts

August 27, 2014 As parents send their children to school, they are no doubt careful to warn their children about crossing streets safely. They would be horrified if school buses were in poor repair. more »»

 
 

 

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