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US Intelligence still inadequate

September 30, 2014 President Barack Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew: Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to "connect the dots" on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

Illegal immigration report no surprise

September 30, 2014 Imagine yourself as an illegal immigrant who has managed to sneak into the United States from Mexico. You are caught by Border Patrol agents. They tell you they are allowing you to go your own way. more »»

Firearms, children can be deadly mix

September 29, 2014 Responsible gun owners understand certain safety rules must be obeyed all the time. Perhaps highest on the list of imperatives is never, ever allowing a child to be endangered by a firearm. more »»

Holder was failure in war on drugs

September 28, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down, will not be missed by Americans worried about the drug abuse epidemic. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 27, 2014 Best in the state THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Oktoberfest was voted the best in Minnesota by viewers of WCCO-TV. more »»

Secret Service slipup

September 26, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House Friday evening. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Make sure we can win war

September 25, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

MNsure uncertainty

September 23, 2014 Minnesota’s MNsure program, the state’s health insurance exchange, had a rough rollout last fall, and it’s having a rough first year. more »»

Keep invasive species in check

September 22, 2014 Until recently, most Americans knew little about exotic diseases. Now, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is a center of attention. more »»

District 88 Hall of Fame

September 21, 2014 This weekend the Friends of District 88 inducted the first six members into a new District 88 Hall of Fam. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 20, 2014 Vikings got it right Thumbs Up —?no, Down — no, UP for the Minnesota Vikings and their response to the Adrian Peterson debacle this week. more »»

Flaw in the strategy

September 19, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.S. more »»

Corporal punishment

September 18, 2014 One of the more depressing developments in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case is the number of people, from his fellow athletes to fellow Texans and Southerners, who have been proudly declaring ho... more »»

Vikings punt on Peterson

September 17, 2014 The Minnesota Vikings have taken the Adrian Peterson situation head-on by punting. more »»

The threat of the ‘lone wolf’

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Terrorism an on-going threat

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Peterson’s fall from grace

September 14, 2014 Minnesota Vikings football fans have long admired running back Adrian Peterson for his toughness, his intensity, his ability to turn any play into a touchdown. Today, that admiration is shaken. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 13, 2014 Not just NFL’s problem THUMBS DOWN: The nation has been outraged all this past week over Ray Rice and the NFL’s wimpy reaction to him punching out his fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator las... more »»

Taking it to ISIS

September 12, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

Thirteen years later, the threat remains

September 11, 2014 Thirteen years ago today, a group of fanatic muslim terrorists — 19 in all, armed with box cutters — commandeered four jet airliners in the deadliest attack on U.S. soil. more »»

 
 
 

 

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