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Editorials

Facebook’s in need of regulation

The American public has been made aware of some disturbing things that social media giant Facebook has been doing. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen told, in a “60 Minutes” interview and in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, how Facebook, and its ...

Thumbs Up/Down

A nod to journalism THUMBS UP: The Nobel Committee made an unusual selection for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Instead of picking a political leader, a national statesman, or a diplomat, it selected two journalists, Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. These two ...

Crisis averted, until December

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate have come to an agreement to extend the U.S. debt limit into December, which will avoid a government default that would have occured next week, and giving time to come up with a solution by December. They are not toning down the hyperbole, however. ...

Doing the right thing shouldn’t be so hard

Minnesota legislators have a chance to do some good things for thousands of Minnesotans. We don’t know why they are having so much trouble doing them. Legislators and Gov. Tim Walz have been negotiating for a month on measures to provide state aid for essential workers who risked going to ...

Who is McConnell sticking it to — Dems or America?

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are continuing to be the monkey wrench in the gears of government when it comes to raising the federal debt limit. Republicans are planning to filibuster on raising or suspending the debt limit, forcing Democrats to come up with 60 votes they don’t ...

Pandora Papers document what was always suspected

To borrow a phrase from the movie “Casablanca,” we are shocked — SHOCKED! — to learn that rich, powerful and corrupt people hide trillions of dollars in secret bank accounts and holdings throughout the world. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released its ...