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What went wrong in Yemen?

March 27, 2015 In January, President Barack Obama referred to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a “model” for avoiding massive deployments of American troops. This week, U.S. more »»

Liberal budget plan: tax and spend

March 26, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

Let’s see the details

March 25, 2015 Minnesota House Republicans have presented two major spending plans this week, one a $7 billion, ten year transportation plan that will be paid for without raising taxes (?), and the second, a budge... more »»

Undermining Israel

March 24, 2015 U.S. officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. more »»

Oil train risks

March 23, 2015 The Minnesota Department of Transportation noted last week that 326,170 Minnesotans live within half a mile of train tracks that carry North Dakota crude oil through the stat. more »»

Take caution in state budgeting

March 22, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton came out last week with a revised budget proposal, one that takes advantage of the state’s upgraded revenue forecast and its $1.9 billion surplus with upgraded spending. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

March 21, 2015 Senate hangups THUMBS DOWN: If you wonder why Congress can’t get the tough stuff done, its because they can’t even get the seemingly easy stuff don. more »»

Era of open gov’t slams shut

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

Stop telling enemy our pullout schedule

March 19, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

Congrats Tigers

March 19, 2015 The Springfield Tigers Girls Basketball team is playing in the Minnesota State High School League Class A tournament this weekend, with their first action today against Ada-Borup. more »»

The best approach to transportation

March 18, 2015 Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle was in town Tuesday to talk about the state’s transportation needs and the governor’s plan for meeting those need. more »»

No more chances for Secret Service insiders

March 17, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Putting children first

March 16, 2015 Kudos to Gov. more »»

Government behind the people’s backs

March 15, 2015 Most Americans are not old enough to remember the ongoing, intense controversy over what happened to 18 1/2 minutes of tapes secretly recorded in then-President Richard Nixon’s office in 197. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

March 14, 2015 Buffer strip debate THUMBS UP: Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to require 50-foot buffer strips along rivers, streams and ditches in Minnesota has drawn lots of debate, and that’s a good thing. more »»

Trusting Hillary

March 13, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust he. more »»

Battle terrorists wherever they are

March 12, 2015 In what counts — displays of pure evil — there is no difference between Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Libya and their cousins with Boko Haram in Nigeria. more »»

Fraternity video shows we have a long way to go

March 11, 2015 Just days ago, Americans had reason to celebrate the virtual destruction of institutionalized racism in our country. more »»

We need to remember, and keep watch

March 10, 2015 All Americans should be deeply grateful widely institutionalized racism seems to have been eradicated in our country. That is not to say bigotry does not exist. more »»

Is dismantling Minneapolis School District a solution?

March 9, 2015 Several Republican senators are offering a radical solution to problems they perceive in the Minneapolis Public School District. more »»

 
 
 

 

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