Opinion

To the editor:  The George W. Bush plan for democracy in Iraq seems to be on schedule and having as much success as most all of his decisions. Since another Bush may aspire to the office in the next presidential election, I’m going to editorialize about the last Bush to hold the office. An insight [...]

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To the editor:  I’m 86 years old; the wife is 82. I was 13 years old when the war broke out in 1941, and all during the war we heard on the radio about the threat of saboteurs entering our country and how they could hurt the Americans. All the time, we see how fires [...]

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Below are five paired statements. Read them and see if you agree with one or both of each pair: 1. The federal government spends too much money. The wealthy should pay much more in taxes. 2. Every American should have access to high-quality health care. We spend far too much on health care in the [...]

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Later this month, I will be joining my siblings at the family plot in  a southern Minnesota cemetery to bury my dad’s ashes. He died two years ago, gave his body to medical research, and we have recently  received the ashes. It will be a quiet, little ceremony. In preparing for this occasion, I have [...]

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To the editor:  Most Catholics have probably heard about Mary, in Her Scapular Promise. July 16 is the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and July 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima told the three children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, that she would come on Oct. 13 of that year also as Our [...]

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To the editor:  It was a sad day when President Bush gave us the wars in Iraq, and don’t forget the killing of our service members in Afghanistan also. It was a sad day when General Colin Powell ended up telling a big lie to the United Nations about the “weapons of mass destruction.” There [...]

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Being an editor in these parts during election season is a little like being the referee in a professional wrestling match. One never knows when one of the participants is going to body slam you instead of their opponent. We are often accused of editing the letters from only one side. It gets a little [...]

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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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