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Budget talks

May 14, 2015 No news is good news in the state budget talks, apparently. Legislative leaders and Gov. more »»

Obama aggravating Middle East crisis

May 13, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Paying lip service to accountability

May 12, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Compromise time in the Legislature

May 11, 2015 With a week left in the Minnesota Legislative session, lawmakers and the governor have their most difficult task left, hammering out an agreement on the state’s budget. more »»

Who regulates the regulators?

May 10, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 9, 2015 School progress THUMBS UP: There is a long, long way to go, but it is encouraging that contracts for the new District 88 High School are beginning to be awarded. more »»

IRS reform claim is not persuasive

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Saudis step in where US leadership lacking

May 7, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

Putting MnDOT money where needed

May 6, 2015 The local Highway 14 Improvement Task Force is recommending that the Minnesota Department of Transportation put in two-lane bridges on Highway 14 over Front Street and the Minnesota River as it head... more »»

Don’t give in to extremist intimidation

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Scofflaw behavior in the White House

May 4, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Weak spot in D.C. security

May 3, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 2, 2015 Moving justice along THUMBS UP: State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby wasted little time this week in charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gra. more »»

More parents need to take charge

May 1, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

Highway 14: Show us the money

April 30, 2015 Rep. Paul Torkelson responded to a Journal editorial this week, arguing that Minnesota doesn’t need to raise gasoline taxes to fund Highway 14 expansion all the way to New Ulm. more »»

Appeasement is back in style

April 29, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been condemned rightly for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

Nepal needs help now

April 28, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, UNICEF said Sunday. more »»

Going backward on budget

April 27, 2015 Minnesota House Republicans seem intent on taking Minnesota back to the Pawlenty era and the days of budget deficits and austerity. more »»

Keep Hinckley inside

April 26, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 25, 2015 State testers get an F THUMBS DOWN: How long has Minnesota been giving students their Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests? It’s an annual rite conducted by the Minnesota Department of... more »»



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