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Islamic State a major threat in Middle East

August 8, 2014 Al-Qaida, behind the Sept. more »»

Israelis unjustly criticized for defending themselves

August 7, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries — and yes, by many in the media — for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

No time to cut back on Ebola funding

August 6, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tal. more »»

Support Seifert for governor

August 5, 2014 Minnesota Republicans have a lot of choosing to do next Tuesday, especially in the governor’s rac. more »»

Gag House Association did a lot in 25 years

August 4, 2014 This weekend the Wanda Gag House association marked its 25th anniversary with the dedication of a historic plaque at the home at 226 N. Washington St. more »»

FarmFest debates

August 3, 2014 One of the great attractions at FarmFest, which starts Tuesday at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls, is the chance for people to meet political candidates and hear them speak on issues at the... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 2, 2014 Great gift for district THUMBS UP: There are a lot of concerns and questions, as one would expect, about the District 88 school building tax referendum. more »»

Dems should join in saving home health care

August 1, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Time to think about district’s future

July 31, 2014 District 88 has completed a series of informational meetings, held in communities throughout the district, to explain the proposal for building a new high school and remodeling other buildings in th... more »»

Set deadline for VA improvements

July 30, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veterans. more »»

Congress should insist on VA accountability

July 29, 2014 A proposal leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope will provide better service to veterans in need of medical care was finalized during the weekend. more »»

Whiplash effect on energy policy

July 28, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

Rich man’s game?

July 27, 2014 Running for political office has always been a rich man’s (or rich woman’s) game. As Will Rogers wrote decades ago, “Politics has got so expensive it takes lots of money to even get beat with. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 26, 2014 Dewanz honor THUMBS UP: We can’t think of many people who are as deserving of an award for volunteer service as Opal Dewan. more »»

Teaching personal finance

July 25, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Relay for Life

July 24, 2014 The Brown County Relay for Life is coming up this Friday night/Saturday morning at the Brown County Fairgrounds. This event, held since 1996, has raised over $1. more »»

Middle East caught in vicious circle

July 23, 2014 The current violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip is just the latest in a long line of attacks and counterattacks that started so long ago that no one can really remember who started it and what the... more »»

Foreign policy challenges

July 22, 2014 President Barack Obama has always preferred dabbling in domestic policy. It is apparent he doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

IRS situation needs special prosecutor

July 21, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Putin must allow investigation of airliner shooting

July 20, 2014 One fact is clear in the crash of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. Two hundred and ninety eight innocent people lost their live. more »»

 
 

 

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