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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 »»

Don’t rush Congress to OK Iran deal

July 22, 2015 Members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday voted unanimously to support a proposed agreement with Iran over production of nuclear weapons. more »»

A tax by any other name still smells

July 20, 2015 If you happen to be a politician wondering why most people have lost all confidence and faith in you, consider this: Members of the House of Representatives were scrambling Wednesday to find about... more »»

Internet initiative good for a few cities

July 19, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama this week holds no promise for Americans in rural area. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 18, 2015 Blasting time THUMBS UP: Welcome to all the visitors from out of town, the reuniting classmates and everyone who is coming to New Ulm this weekend for the Bavarian Blast. more »»

IRS does less with more

July 17, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Uncomfortable truth

July 16, 2015 The law enforcement “sting” last Friday that arrested 13 people trying to hire prostitutes has ripped the cover off of an uncomfortable truth. more »»

Are we heading in Greece’s direction?

July 15, 2015 No doubt many Greeks are upset with their prime minister this week, after he agreed to tax increases and entitlement cuts needed to keep the country’s economy from going belly-up. more »»

Gov’t data breach coverup unacceptable

July 14, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

O’Malley proposal doesn’t compute

July 13, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

Let school funding follow the students

July 12, 2015 Federal funding to help low-income children in public schools does not necessarily aid all of them. Under Title I, the biggest such initiative at about $14. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 11, 2015 Bavarian Blast THUMBS UP: Bavarian Blast, New Ulm’s summer party, is taking place next weekend. It’s a big weekend of music, food and fun, capped off with a big parade on Sunday, July 19. more »»

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 »»

Keep federal highway funding bill clean

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Greek bailout should require reforms

July 8, 2015 Some mechanism will be found to avoid collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. 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 »»

ACA ruling not a stamp of approval

July 6, 2015 Scare tactics have been an integral part of the liberal strategy for attempting to foist the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American peopl. 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 »»



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