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Asset forfeiture needs to be reined in

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Don’t abandon spending limits

February 1, 2015 Barely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the wind. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 31, 2015 Lack of agreement on transportation THUNBS DOWN: One of the things keeping Minnesota from keeping up with its transportation and infrastrucutre maintenance is lack of agreement on how much we need. more »»

Obama not candid about 529 program

January 30, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Dayton follows form on budget

January 29, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton is following the form he has shown throughout his tenure in his latest state budget proposa. more »»

‘Never again!’

January 28, 2015 Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau exermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Balanced budget talk may be just talk

January 27, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

Tussle to start for state funds

January 26, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton will deliver his state budget proposal on Tuesday, and preliminary information indicates he wants to spend most of the state’s projected $1 billion surplus on programs for children. more »»

Cybersecurity starts at home

January 25, 2015 Even as President Barack Obama was using his State of the Union speech to recommend stronger cybersecurity for Americans, his administration was engaged in perhaps the most massive exchange of... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 24, 2015 School bonds THUMBS UP: Half of one percent doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you’re talking interest rates on a $46.1 million bond sale, it makes a big differenc. more »»

What kind of force will Obama use?

January 23, 2015 One of President Barack Obama’s most important requests of Congress, made during his State of the Union address, seemed to draw relatively little notice by lawmakers and the press. more »»

Talk is over, time to achieve

January 22, 2015 We can understand House Speaker John Boehner’s hangdog, disinterested look as he sat behind President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. more »»

Money problems

January 21, 2015 Sometimes having too much money can be as big a problem as not having enough. Minnesota’s budget discussions, for a long time, have been centered on the not enough problem. more »»

How soon we forget

January 20, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Dream still on horizon

January 19, 2015 Today we mark Dr. Martin Luther King J. more »»

Defending our liberty

January 18, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

THUM

January 17, 2015 Bicycle friendly city THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Park and Rec Commission is recommending that the city apply to the League of American Bicyclists for a Bicycle Friendly City designation. more »»

Office politics

January 16, 2015 Most people understand office politics to be the kind of skullduggery, currying of favor and machinations that take place at work. more »»

Conspicuous by our absence

January 15, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris during the weekend to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as . more »»

No such thing as free

January 14, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama's suggestion community college educations should be provided free of charge is being praised by many "stakeholders" — that is, higher... more »»

 
 
 

 

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