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Leave the 1st Amendment alone

July 16, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.S. more »»

Waste will continue until wasters are held accountable

July 15, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

It’s smarter to make border more secure

July 14, 2014 President Barack Obama has said he will act on his own to change U.S. immigration policy. But what does he have in mind? During a speech last week, the president dropped a hint. more »»

Whistleblowers need more than apology

July 13, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology this week. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 12, 2014 Waloch appointed THUMBS UP: Denny Waloch, manager of the Walgreen’s store in New Ulm, was appointed Thursday to the District 88 Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by Sharon Gieseke’s... more »»

Ag prices and rail backlogs

July 11, 2014 One of the keys to effective commodity marketing is getting the commodity where it needs to be on time. more »»

Investing our tax dollars — in Chile

July 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration has slashed hundreds of millions of dollars out of research programs to find ways to burn coal more cleanly at power plants. more »»

Terrorism on the rise

July 9, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesda. more »»

Do we need unionized college athletics?

July 8, 2014 National Labor Relations Board members have an opportunity to avoid making their agency look ridiculous, simple-minded and biased. They should take it. more »»

On his own

July 7, 2014 Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to close down coal-fired power plants and drive electricity prices up. So Obama is acting on his own to do so. U.S. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 5, 2014 New future for old Middle School THUMBS UP: For years the big question for District 88 has been “What do we do with the Middle School?” At last, the decision has been made and carried through. more »»

America’s birthday

July 3, 2014 It was 238 years ago that the American Continental Congress prepared a declaration dissolving the American colonies’ political ties to Great Britain. more »»

Border problems

July 1, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

VA bill should include consequences

June 30, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal. more »»

Children deserve immediate protection

June 29, 2014 Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in this area tend to act immediately when they hear of children being abused. Apparently that is not the case everywhere. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

June 28, 2014 Getting the word out THUMBS UP: As the District 88 school bond referendum nears, The Journal will be publishing more information about the district’s needs and plans. more »»

Why not call a terrorist a terrorist?

June 27, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

There must be more than taxes

June 26, 2014 It is a theme that is sounded early and often in the Minnesota election season, indeed throughout each legislative session as well. more »»



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