August 29, 2015 Leading the nation THUMBS UP: Minnesota students once again lead the nation in ACT scores, the tenth year in a row that Minnesota has led the wa. more »»
Watch out, texters
August 28, 2015 We know it’s not nice to generalize, but we are aiming this message at young drivers, especially high school kids driving to and from school. more »»
Lion kills guide — anyone interested?
August 28, 2015 To the editor: I see in The Journal a female guide was killed by a male lion in Zimbabwe. Is anyone excited, besides her family? As I have mentioned before, everyone has priorities. more »»
Deficit news not much to brag about
August 27, 2015 Get out those “Mission Accomplished” banners! Uncork the champagne! Deficit spending by the federal government this year will be at the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s administration! Some... more »»
Trump’s appeal is to lesser nature
August 27, 2015 One of the great things about America is our freedom of speech. One of the scary things about America is our freedom of speech. Look no further than Donald Trump, the spectacle who would be president. more »»
Obama says yes to solar, no to oil
August 26, 2015 And now, for a tale of two energy projects: In 2010, construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to the United States was proposed. more »»
The seasons of transition
August 26, 2015 It’s kind of disgusting. Right now there are always tomatoes on the kitchen counter. When no one is around, I grab one and eat it over the sink. more »»
Women in combat?
August 25, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. more »»
Do our allies trust us?
August 24, 2015 President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America’s allies one more reason to distrust us. more »»
Value of co-curriculars
August 23, 2015 As our new school year gets underway, it is preceded by fall activities. This is an exciting time for students. It provides them with an opportunity to showcase their development and skill set. more »»
August 22, 2015 Early school start THUMBS UP: School is starting early this year for a lot of different reasons — the extreme lateness of Labor Day being a big one. more »»
Have you seen our cat?
August 19, 2015 To the editor: On Aug. 11, a screen broke and our cat, Rainbow, got outside. We cannot find him. Five-year-old Adelyn is heartbroken. She wishes Rainbow would come back. more »»
Dems exploring other options
August 18, 2015 Rumors last week that former Vice President Al Gore was considering another run for the White House said something about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy — and it was not goo. more »»
Iran’s new buddy
August 17, 2015 Iranian leaders may want to reconsider their “Death to America” philosophy. In some ways this country may be one of their best friends — at least under President Barack Obama. more »»
Social Security is unsustainable
August 16, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»
Don’t begrudge CEO pay
August 16, 2015 To the editor: Liberal California professor and syndicated columnist Robert Reich had another of his commentaries published in The Journal titled “The outrageous ascent of CEO pay. more »»