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Don’t tie military’s hands vs. IS

February 13, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

Use of force strategy should be realistic

February 12, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

Process should guide gov’t raises

February 11, 2015 Republican legislators are outraged at Gov. Mark Dayton’s action to give state commissioners and agency heads a raise of $800,000. more »»

The threat of inequality

February 11, 2015 I spent a weekend with friends in Minneapolis. We were staying near Loring Park, a few blocks from the Basilica, a generally upscale neighborhoo. more »»

Lawsuit may do what legislators would not

February 10, 2015 A major class action lawsuit being argued this week could change the way the Minnesota predatory sex offender program operates. more »»

States can help tackle U.S. deficit problems

February 9, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably on his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Stand with Jordan against terrorists

February 8, 2015 Islamic State terrorists have beheaded Christian children, buried prisoners alive and crucified people, often videotaping their atrocities and sharing them with the world. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

February 7, 2015 What’s to debate? THUMBS DOWN: The issue of immunizations for children has been pushing its way into the political arena recently. more »»

‘Lying and buying’ should be illegal

February 6, 2015 The case of Ray Kmetz, the man who shot at police outside of a New Hope City Council meeting last week and was in turn shot and killed by police, is troubling. more »»

Budget statistics to keep in mind

February 5, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

The exodus has not begun

February 4, 2015 As the eternal argument begins again in the Legislature — tax cuts versus spending cuts — some information from the state Department of Revenue seems to refute one of the arguments against taxing th... more »»

‘Only’ half a trillion?

February 3, 2015 President Barack Obama and other liberals attempt to bolster their argument for higher taxes and bigger, more expensive government by noting deficit spending has been reduced from the $1... more »»

Asset forfeiture needs to be reined in

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Don’t abandon spending limits

February 1, 2015 Barely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the wind. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 31, 2015 Lack of agreement on transportation THUNBS DOWN: One of the things keeping Minnesota from keeping up with its transportation and infrastrucutre maintenance is lack of agreement on how much we need. more »»

The missing generation

January 31, 2015 To the editor: In case you haven’t heard, there is a movement of young people who have discovered that one third of their number is missing from their generatio. more »»

Obama not candid about 529 program

January 30, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Who’s representing small farmers?

January 30, 2015 To the editor: As a family dairy farmer I’ve always thought of myself as real ag. Along with my daughter and son-in-law, I farm 240 acres and run a 48 cow dairy operation in Renville County. more »»

Dayton follows form on budget

January 29, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton is following the form he has shown throughout his tenure in his latest state budget proposa. more »»

More volunteers needed

January 29, 2015 To the editor: I know Minnesota is high in providing many volunteers throughout the state. Also, New Ulm is high in providing extra help (having been a volunteer through previous years). more »»



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