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Schumer reaches his limit on treaty

August 11, 2015 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has been a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama on most matters. more »»

Obama’s energy plan will cost you

August 10, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Make Medicare, Medicaid last

August 9, 2015 Last week, politicians and other officials marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and its offshoot, Medicaid. The term "celebrated" was thrown around a lo. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 8, 2015 Nomination debates THUMBS DOWN: The Fox News debates Thursday for Republican presidential candidates showed that at this point, the candidates are not yet running for president —?they are running... more »»

Hiroshima - never again

August 7, 2015 Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the first time a nuclear device was used as a weapon of war. more »»

Citizens panel to advise MPCA

August 6, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton made a symbolic protest against Republican-backed legislative action that dissolved the Citizens Advisory Panel from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. more »»

Timing is everything

August 5, 2015 President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled. In early June, a panel of judges in the U. more »»

Service recruiters can be armed

August 4, 2015 It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been, well, armed. more »»

No one else to blame for this stupidity

August 3, 2015 Joshua Newell is lucky his stupidity cost him only $200, and not an arm. A certain percentage of idiots like Newell, 35, of Gahanna, Ohio, always have been part of the human race. more »»

Extend animal concern to humanity

August 2, 2015 A letter writer to The Journal this week made a short and salient point. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 1, 2015 Legion Gold THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Boys of Summer, the New Ulm Legion Gold baseball team, has returned to the Minnesota State Legion Baseball tournamen. more »»

Big game hunt backfires on hunter

July 31, 2015 Dr. Walter Palmer probably never imagined the kind of backlash he would be facing when he shot Cecil the lion on July 1 in Zimbabwe. more »»

Relay for Life

July 30, 2015 We always look forward to the Brown County Relay for Life, an event that has grown into a large, festive occasion about a very serious illness, cancer. more »»

Common sense ruling in USC

July 29, 2015 We have to applaud the Minnesota Appeals Court, which reversed the expulsion of a United South Central student who forgot she had a pocketknife in her purse at school. more »»

Look to North Korea for clues to Iran

July 28, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

Minimum wage hike shakeout

July 27, 2015 It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have personal understandings of the warning, "Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. more »»

Renew Import/Export bank, with conditions

July 26, 2015 Members of Congress are being pressured by President Barack Obama to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank — but they should refuse to do so on the White House’s terms. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 25, 2015 Safe Routes THUMBS UP: Walking to school shouldn’t be one of those clichéd criticisms older generations have for today’s kids — you know, “When I was your age I walked five miles to school every da... more »»

Military should be allowed to take care of its own

July 24, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet this week, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

Kasich has appeal

July 23, 2015 For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents — of both parties — and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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