Opinion

To the editor:  It must be very difficult for members of our military to have any respect whatsoever for their commander-in-chief, especially those who captured or had brothers die, capturing the five terrorists our president recently set free. How anyone could possibly trade two Attila the Huns and three Genghis Khans for one Jane Fonda, [...]

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On Friday, we will be celebrating the 238th anniversary of the United States’ experiment in self-government. It was an experiment then, and it remains so today, perhaps even more so. In many ways, we are testing the rule of law and the limits of self-government. When an increasing number of citizens decide to shoot up [...]

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To the editor:  It is a sad day to see what is happening in Iraq today after our men and women and others fought for them. Now the terrorists are taking over the bases our military built there and are using tanks and all military equipment against the Iraqi people and soldiers. We can thank [...]

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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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