Senate has last word on any Iran treaty
July 10, 2015 Presidents traditionally have enjoyed latitude in their handling of foreign affairs — but the Constitution places the responsibility for critical issues squarely on Congress. more »»
Highway 14 project makes us hope
July 7, 2015 The groundbreaking ceremony held Monday in Nicollet for the Nicollet to North Mankato leg of the Highway 14 project gives some hope to those of us in New Ulm who are hoping the project will someday... more »»
Whistleblower at VA was often ignored
July 5, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»
Act of courage created this country
July 3, 2015 America the nation was born 239 years ago on this date with an act of defiance and courage, one that was regarded as treason and rebellion by the English monarch and one that would surely have... more »»
What did they expect Dayton would do?
July 2, 2015 Back in February Gov. Mark Dayton tried to give his commissioners big pay raises. BIG?pay raises. More than a dozen of his appointees were to get $30,000 more a year. more »»
Connecting the terrorism dots
July 1, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»
Leave Hamilton on the $10 bill
June 30, 2015 It’s been a long time since a woman’s face was seen on U.S. currency. Martha Washington was on the U.S. $1 silver certificate in the 1880s and 1890s, but since then, it’s been all men. more »»
No way to run a government
June 29, 2015 Even for the federal government, this one may be for the record books: In 1982, a Baton Rouge, La., firm, Solenex, obrtained an energy lease on national forest land in Montana. more »»
June 27, 2015 Court, country have moved fast, far on gay marriage THUMBS UP: Friday’s Supreme Court decision making it legal for same sex couples to marry in all 50 states is a landmark decision. more »»
June 25, 2015 Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals. more »»
June 23, 2015 The Russian bear has been growling for some time now, as evidenced by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. Now, he may be sharpening his claws. more »»
How secure is Obamacare?
June 22, 2015 Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago. more »»
Failure once again tolerated in D.C.
June 21, 2015 Federal bureaucrats’ reaction to warnings that something bad will happen without taking preventive action sometimes seems comparable to a man standing on railroad tracks, spotting an approaching... more »»
June 20, 2015 Ugliness of hate THUMBS DOWN: It is impossible to fathom the depth of the degradation of a human mind that thinks it is justified in killing black people because they are “taking over the world. more »»