Opinion

To the editor:  Common Core started in the Bush administration with the “No child left behind.” It is a set of standards that all schools must use on how to teach grade by grade without the consent of the parents. Bill Gates is the big push behind Common Core. He was a huge donor to [...]

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Last week, the political world was rocked by the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. In spite of outspending his Tea Party opponent Dave Brat 40 times over, Cantor lost to the political newcomer. The spin doctors said that the major issue in the race was immigration, and that Cantor was in [...]

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Minnesota’s Republicans and Democrats decided to confab simultaneously two weeks ago, the GOP in Rochester and the DFL in Duluth. As near as one could tell, neither side shot itself in the proverbial foot. The biggest threat to DFL unity was swept under the rug. That is the split between organized labor and environmentalists about [...]

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To the editor:  Terrorism is a serious problem we all know. How we handle people who are involved in it is another thing. Certain people seem to be treated much less severely than others. Case in point, Star Tribune article buried in back pages, May 15, 2014. Here in Minneapolis a person is charged with [...]

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To the editor:  As Community Action Turns 50, Tri-County Action Program, Inc. (Tri-CAP), I would like to reflect on service to the residents of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne Counties. On Aug. 20, 1964, in Washington, D.C., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA). The EOA created a variety of programs — including [...]

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To the editor:  I feel that there are a lot of like thinking people that see where our great country is headed. Our constitution is being trashed by our dictator president. Our rights are being taken away. We are forced to buy insurance that we don’t want. Our colleges are being run by liberal professors [...]

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Your intrepid editor likes to expand his knowledge in different ways, and recently I read a book about it — literally a book about expanding the mind. Entitled “The Future of the Mind” by Dr. Michio Kaku, a professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, the book takes a look at [...]

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By SEN. PAUL GAZELKA Guest Columnist Minnesota lawmakers adjourned the 2014 legislative session late on Friday, May 16, ending nearly a year and a half of one-party rule under Minnesota Democrats. Senate and House Republican leaders traveled across the state Monday to recap the past year and a half of single-party, Democrat control, and offer [...]

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