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What kind of force will Obama use?

January 23, 2015 One of President Barack Obama’s most important requests of Congress, made during his State of the Union address, seemed to draw relatively little notice by lawmakers and the press. more »»

Talk is over, time to achieve

January 22, 2015 We can understand House Speaker John Boehner’s hangdog, disinterested look as he sat behind President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. more »»

Money problems

January 21, 2015 Sometimes having too much money can be as big a problem as not having enough. Minnesota’s budget discussions, for a long time, have been centered on the not enough problem. more »»

How soon we forget

January 20, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Dream still on horizon

January 19, 2015 Today we mark Dr. Martin Luther King J. more »»

Defending our liberty

January 18, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

THUM

January 17, 2015 Bicycle friendly city THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Park and Rec Commission is recommending that the city apply to the League of American Bicyclists for a Bicycle Friendly City designation. more »»

Office politics

January 16, 2015 Most people understand office politics to be the kind of skullduggery, currying of favor and machinations that take place at work. more »»

Conspicuous by our absence

January 15, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris during the weekend to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as . more »»

No such thing as free

January 14, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama's suggestion community college educations should be provided free of charge is being praised by many "stakeholders" — that is, higher... more »»

Was Obama paying attention last fall?

January 13, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

Don’t forget Ebola

January 12, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Free press won’t be cowed by murders

January 11, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 10, 2015 Driving in snow takes extra care THUMBS DOWN: Thursday was a bad day for driving in Minnesota. more »»

Paying for roads

January 9, 2015 Everyone agrees that Minnesota is falling behind on road repairs and transportation needs. The question now is, where to get the money to pay for the road repairs and maintenance we need. Gov. more »»

War on terror comes to Paris

January 8, 2015 Three well-trained, well-armed gunmen charged into the office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people in a grim, methodical terrorist attack. more »»

Legislative agendas

January 7, 2015 The Minnesota Legislature just started its new session, a budget-setting session when the spending for the upcoming biennium is set. more »»

E-smokes not a good choice for the young

January 6, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Contracts conceal federal job growth

January 5, 2015 It is a hard fact for government administrators to swallow. If the nation is to control runaway federal spending, one good way is to reduce the number of government employees. more »»

Economy still needs boost

January 4, 2015 According to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

 
 
 

 

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