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No talks with Taliban

October 11, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, “Death to America. more »»

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October 10, 2015 Data crunchers THUMBS UP: It is a fairly recent phenomenon, one fueled by the rise of the computer age and large, accessible collections of data. more »»

Give Pentagon a chance to investigate hospital airstrike

October 9, 2015 Methods of hitting specific, sometimes small, targets with bombs, rockets and artillery fire have improved dramatically during the past several years. more »»

From Guantanamo to the brig?

October 8, 2015 So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it take. more »»

Abuses continue

October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Mass shootings multiply

October 6, 2015 The shooting last Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is just the latest in a series of mass shootings that seem to be coming faster and faste. more »»

Eyes on the stars

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Too little, too late for Afghanistan?

October 4, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

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October 3, 2015 A great Oktoberfest THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration has been gaining lots of public attention this year. more »»

MNsure rate hikes raise pain levels

October 2, 2015 It was called the “Affordable” Care Act, wasn’t it? The national health insurance overhaul was supposed to give people who couldn’t afford to pay private health insurance premiums a chance to... more »»

One way for Clinton to build trust - truth

October 1, 2015 Not that former President Bill Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

VA misdeeds are everywhere

September 30, 2015 We’ve read about Veterans Administration officials around the country accused of various misdeeds, from lying about long waits some veterans endured before getting medical appointments to substandar... more »»

Putin’s new strategy

September 29, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»

Boehner’s out; Now what?

September 28, 2015 For the past few elections a number of Republican seats in Congress have been taken by tea party conservatives intent on making over Congress and the country in their own image and likeness. more »»

EPA should take care of business

September 27, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

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September 26, 2015 Wetlands care Minnesota’s wetlands are holding steady in number since the state instituted rules requiring those destroing or draining wetlands to replace them somewhere else. more »»

Blowing the whistle on inspectors general

September 25, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

Meth use rate a big cause for concern

September 24, 2015 It is not a record to be proud of. According to a report presented to the Brown County Board Tuesday, the illegal use of methamphetamine is twice the state averag. more »»

Anti-coal impact

September 23, 2015 Republicans in the Minnesota House are right to be concerned about the impact of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan on jobs and energy costs in Minnesota. more »»

Flu shots make good sense

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»



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