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March 21, 2015 Senate hangups THUMBS DOWN: If you wonder why Congress can’t get the tough stuff done, its because they can’t even get the seemingly easy stuff don. more »»

Era of open gov’t slams shut

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

Stop telling enemy our pullout schedule

March 19, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

Congrats Tigers

March 19, 2015 The Springfield Tigers Girls Basketball team is playing in the Minnesota State High School League Class A tournament this weekend, with their first action today against Ada-Borup. more »»

The best approach to transportation

March 18, 2015 Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle was in town Tuesday to talk about the state’s transportation needs and the governor’s plan for meeting those need. more »»

No more chances for Secret Service insiders

March 17, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Putting children first

March 16, 2015 Kudos to Gov. more »»

Government behind the people’s backs

March 15, 2015 Most Americans are not old enough to remember the ongoing, intense controversy over what happened to 18 1/2 minutes of tapes secretly recorded in then-President Richard Nixon’s office in 197. more »»

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March 14, 2015 Buffer strip debate THUMBS UP: Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to require 50-foot buffer strips along rivers, streams and ditches in Minnesota has drawn lots of debate, and that’s a good thing. more »»

Trusting Hillary

March 13, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust he. more »»

Battle terrorists wherever they are

March 12, 2015 In what counts — displays of pure evil — there is no difference between Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Libya and their cousins with Boko Haram in Nigeria. more »»

Fraternity video shows we have a long way to go

March 11, 2015 Just days ago, Americans had reason to celebrate the virtual destruction of institutionalized racism in our country. more »»

We need to remember, and keep watch

March 10, 2015 All Americans should be deeply grateful widely institutionalized racism seems to have been eradicated in our country. That is not to say bigotry does not exist. more »»

Is dismantling Minneapolis School District a solution?

March 9, 2015 Several Republican senators are offering a radical solution to problems they perceive in the Minneapolis Public School District. more »»

Why Benghazi still matters

March 8, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sep. more »»

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March 7, 2015 Palm Beach jobs THUMBS DOWN: The announcement came this week that Premiere Marine will transfer its Palm Beach and Weere pontoon boat manufacturing operations to Wyoming, Minn. more »»

Israel has valid concerns on Iran

March 6, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

Reward quality in public schools

March 5, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Recognize threat of Iranian buildup

March 4, 2015 Americans can never share the same fear Israelis have of a nuclear-armed Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made that clear during speeches in in Washington this week. more »»

Will Republicans pull it together this week?

March 3, 2015 When Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 elections, their hope was to finally be able to put together a solid Congressional front to enact the Republican agenda. more »»

 
 
 

 

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