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Bullying bill an unfunded mandate that won’t fix bullying problem

January 12, 2014 Next session, it’s expected that the Democrats will take up the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act,” better known as the bullying bill. more »»

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January 11, 2014 Teaching respect THUMBS UP: It’s probably a lesson that can’t be taught often enough — have respect for others and treat people as you would want to be treated. more »»

Plenty for legislative auditor to scrutinize

January 10, 2014 The office of the Legislative Auditor has begun looking into the problems surrounding MNsure, the state’s health exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. more »»

We’ve come a long way, baby

January 9, 2014 Fifty years ago this week U.. more »»

We could use more like Rod Searle

January 8, 2014 Rod Searle died this week at the age of 93. But the obituary for his kind was written long ago. Searle was a moderate Republican, you see. more »»

Weeds: Sometimes you need a letter to say it all

January 8, 2014 Dear God, How are you? I am fine. Well, I have this balky knee. Guess I’m getting older, you know what I mean. Wait, you’re God. You don’t know what I mean. more »»

The lie unfolds

January 7, 2014 As 2014 begins, many Americans will be confronted by one of President Barack Obama’s bigger lies — they will learn they cannot, in fact, stay with trusted health care professionals of their choice. more »»

Off the hook on Keystone pipeline

January 6, 2014 For five years, President Barack Obama has delayed making a decision whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to the United States. more »»

Above the law?

January 5, 2014 President Barack Obama has made it clear over and over again, frequently in wholesale changes and complete reversals of health care law provisions, that he considers the law of the land something he... more »»

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January 4, 2014 Safety first THUMBS UP: It’s supposed to get really cold this weekend, so cold that just thinking about it can give you an ice-cream headach. more »»

Rein in NSA’s snooping

January 3, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Resolutions for lawmakers

January 2, 2014 Nobody really likes to make New Year’s resolutions for themselves. But it is tremendous fun to make them for others. After all, people are so often oblivious to their own fault. more »»

Focus should be on killers’ mental imbalances

December 31, 2013 Prosecuting attorneys in Connecticut have concluded that 20-year-old Adam Lanza "displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies" before he massacred 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook... more »»

Celebrate New Year’s safely

December 30, 2013 2014 is a couple of days away. We know that the traditional celebrations of New?Year’s Eve involves a lot of partying, and a lot of hangovers on New Year’s Day. more »»

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December 28, 2013 Spending for schools THUMBS UP: It is gratifying to see the report on the District 88 budget this week that indicates that 80 percent of District 88 funds are going toward instruction this yea. more »»

What a waste

December 27, 2013 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

Obamacare economy

December 26, 2013 News flash: President Barack Obama believes in Santa Claus. We can think of no better explanation for his press conference, the last of the year, on Friday. more »»

It came upon a midnight clear...

December 24, 2013 We don’t know how the news would be announced in this day of 24-hour news channels, social media and internet bloggers, but 2,000 years ago, word of mouth was as good as it got. more »»

Weeds: Midnight Mass memory

December 24, 2013 When I was young, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye was a spectacle. Incense, candles, lights bedazzled. Trumpets, organ, and choir filled the church with rich sound. more »»

A teachable moment

December 23, 2013 Target Corp. more »»

 
 

 

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