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Rich man’s game?

July 27, 2014 Running for political office has always been a rich man’s (or rich woman’s) game. As Will Rogers wrote decades ago, “Politics has got so expensive it takes lots of money to even get beat with. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 26, 2014 Dewanz honor THUMBS UP: We can’t think of many people who are as deserving of an award for volunteer service as Opal Dewan. more »»

Teaching personal finance

July 25, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Relay for Life

July 24, 2014 The Brown County Relay for Life is coming up this Friday night/Saturday morning at the Brown County Fairgrounds. This event, held since 1996, has raised over $1. more »»

Middle East caught in vicious circle

July 23, 2014 The current violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip is just the latest in a long line of attacks and counterattacks that started so long ago that no one can really remember who started it and what the... more »»

Foreign policy challenges

July 22, 2014 President Barack Obama has always preferred dabbling in domestic policy. It is apparent he doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

IRS situation needs special prosecutor

July 21, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Putin must allow investigation of airliner shooting

July 20, 2014 One fact is clear in the crash of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. Two hundred and ninety eight innocent people lost their live. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 19, 2014 Sales tax for roads bound to return THUMBS DOWN: The Brown County Commissioners voted down a local option sales tax that would have helped fund county road projects this week. more »»

Turning a blind eye to wind farms

July 18, 2014 It is illegal to kill certain endangered animals, including golden eagles. If you get caught doing so, even accidentally, the federal government will punish you with stiff fines. more »»

Thank Finstad for All Star Game

July 17, 2014 Minnesota received a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” over the past week as the eyes of the nation turned to Minneapolis and Target Field for the Major League Baseball All Star Game. more »»

Leave the 1st Amendment alone

July 16, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.S. more »»

Waste will continue until wasters are held accountable

July 15, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

It’s smarter to make border more secure

July 14, 2014 President Barack Obama has said he will act on his own to change U.S. immigration policy. But what does he have in mind? During a speech last week, the president dropped a hint. more »»

Whistleblowers need more than apology

July 13, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology this week. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 12, 2014 Waloch appointed THUMBS UP: Denny Waloch, manager of the Walgreen’s store in New Ulm, was appointed Thursday to the District 88 Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by Sharon Gieseke’s... more »»

Ag prices and rail backlogs

July 11, 2014 One of the keys to effective commodity marketing is getting the commodity where it needs to be on time. more »»

Investing our tax dollars — in Chile

July 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration has slashed hundreds of millions of dollars out of research programs to find ways to burn coal more cleanly at power plants. more »»

Terrorism on the rise

July 9, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesda. more »»

Do we need unionized college athletics?

July 8, 2014 National Labor Relations Board members have an opportunity to avoid making their agency look ridiculous, simple-minded and biased. They should take it. more »»



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