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Government exempt from robocall rules

November 2, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Ryan’s challenge

November 1, 2015 Let us hope U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, is as creative, energetic and dedicated to reform as his record seems to indicate. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 31, 2015 CNBC moderators THUMBS DOWN: People watching a political debate expect the moderators to do what the job title says, to moderate the discussion — to ask pertinent, challenging questions about... more »»

Fenske’s hometown touch sustained The Journal

October 30, 2015 Today is Bruce Fenske’s last day at The Journal. He leaves as publisher some 48 years after he started working here as a high school part-timer. more »»

Time for Jerry Kill to focus on himself

October 29, 2015 For five years Jerry Kill, head coach of the University of Minnesota football team, has focused his considerable energies and talent on making Gopher football respectable again. more »»

Don’t give Obama a win on spending

October 28, 2015 Obviously, it would be better for all involved if Rep. Paul Ryan takes office as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives with the cleanest slate possible before him. Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

Sometimes, extra funding warranted

October 27, 2015 The tried-and-failed approach of throwing money at the nation’s challenges has never worked — and never wil. more »»

Taxpayers paying more, politicians want more

October 26, 2015 The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sep. more »»

Playing both sides in Pakistan

October 25, 2015 A Pakistani official’s admission a few days ago does not exactly fall into the category of surprise of the century. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 24, 2015 Football playoffs THUMBS UP: Two area teams, the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds, and the Madelia Blackhawks, remain active in the Minnesota state high school sectional playoffs. more »»

The budget challenge

October 23, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Don’t expect serious talk from N. Korea

October 22, 2015 U.S. officials are eager to conclude an Iran-style deal to prompt North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal, President Barack Obama said last Friday. more »»

Drone users need regulation

October 21, 2015 The Federal Aviation Administration announced this week it is working on new registration requirements for so-called “drone” aircraft. more »»

Obama in Afghanistan

October 20, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»

O’Malley ties himself to Obama

October 19, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had little chance of winning the Democrat Party’s nomination for president prior to the Tuesday debate among the contenders. more »»

Why should they trust us?

October 18, 2015 Americans can’t be trusted. They don’t keep their commitments. That is the message heard loud and clear throughout the world as a result of President Barack Obama’s capricious foreign policy. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 17, 2015 Happy harvesting THUMBS UP: It seems to have been a great growing season in Minnesota this year. more »»

Don’t celebrate Highway 14 yet

October 16, 2015 “How do you eat an elephant,” the old joke goes. “One bite at a time.” That seems to be the state’s approach to the Highway 14 expansion project. Gov. more »»

‘Girl Power’ vs. Taliban talks

October 15, 2015 Earlier this week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Double check early release prisoners

October 14, 2015 Labeling criminals as threats to society merely because they have been convicted of low-level drug offenses is absurd, claim advocates of the approach. more »»

 
 
 

 

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