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No need to worry about US credibility

August 5, 2016 With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argument. more »»

Disturbing news on Zika virus

August 4, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week. more »»

Who picked Rio?

August 3, 2016 We’re sure the the opening ceremony at the Rio Summer Olympics will be spectacular, and the television cameras will capture the thrill of the competition in great detai. more »»

More change needed for VA

August 2, 2016 Important progress has been made in caring for those who have served our country, President Barack Obama told attendees at the Disabled American Veterans national conference on Monday last week. more »»

The latest outrage

August 1, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 30, 2016 Game on THUMBS UP: The national political conventions are now over. The “presumptive nominees” are now just “nominees. more »»

Big promises, bigger tax bills

July 30, 2016 Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their party’s presidential nominating convention last week heard tons of promises from their candidate, Hillary Clinton, when she took the stage Thursday. more »»

Freddie Gray case botched

July 29, 2016 On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. more »»

Donald and Vlad?

July 28, 2016 Donald Trump is now officially the presidential candidate representing the Republican Party. It is time he starts acting like it. more »»

Politics can be a dirty business

July 27, 2016 “Sure, politics ain’t beanbag” is a truism first uttered in 1895 by Mr. Dooley, a fictional Chicago barkeeper created by writer Finley Peter Dunne. more »»

Parties down

July 26, 2016 With one political convention down and one currently under way, it's really getting difficult to tell which of the two major parties is the stronger, and that's bad news for Democrats, considering a... more »»

Keeping commitments?

July 25, 2016 President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 23, 2016 Looking ahead THUMBS UP: The New Ulm City Council made a decision this week that will be difficult for historic preservationists to bear, but had to be made for the betterment of the city. more »»

IS isn’t alone on terror list

July 22, 2016 The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. more »»

Rise in police deaths is disturbing

July 21, 2016 Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

Take care in heat, but it could be worse

July 20, 2016 We urge people to take care of themselves in the heat wave that is expected this week. more »»

Senseless violence changes nothing

July 19, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Wendell Anderson

July 18, 2016 As governor of Minnesota from 1970 to 1976, Wendell?Anderson led the reform of the state’s school financing system and overhauled many programs to make the state more responsive to the needs of the... more »»

Battling terrorists

July 17, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 16, 2016 Have a (Bavarian) blast this weekend This is the big weekend for Bavarian Blast in New Ulm. more »»



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