Opinion
The University of Minnesota needs the state’s millionaires to step forward, as well as all of the Gopher athletic team’s long-suffering fans. Two weeks ago, I heard the University’s Athletics Director Norwood Teague talk about how he is trying to change the culture at the Bierman Building, and...Read More
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People like Betsy Picciano, Paul Weinzierl, Bill Wilson, John Schultz and Vern Capelle are among Minnesota’s education heroes. They’re examples of leaders who have used Minnesota’s pioneering laws to help thousands of Minnesota high school students earn free college credit, up to and including...Read More
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In 1980, when she was only 10 years old, Joyce Siegel, who lived on a farm near Randall, did not understand why President Jimmy Carter was unable to get the American hostages back from Iran. They weren’t released until the moment Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was sworn in. Those were the fi...Read More
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When our children were small, one of them made a “present dragon” at school. The present dragon, made mostly from green construction paper, was supposed to protect the gifts under our Christmas tree from intruders, including the prying eyes and fingers of the little people. Alas, it did a poor j...Read More
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To the editor:  Seems to me that our version of President Putin is much more opaque than the Russian version. When Russia’s version wants to expand his power, he attacks his neighbors. When ours wants to expand his power, he attacks our Constitution, our commonality and our common sense. His comm...Read More
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To the editor:  We’ve all heard that “97 percent of scientists” find “global warming” to be caused by human activity. Neither “percent of scientists” nor “global warming” has valid connotation. In regard to the 97 percent claim: John Cook, an Australia-based blogger, and some of h...Read More
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By Paul E. Tix Guest Columnist “It’s obvious that socialism is rapidly becoming the mainstream in American politics,” according to Dick Hagen in a recent issue of the Land Magazine. Socialism is defined in the American Heritage College Dictionary: “a social system in which the means of produ...Read More
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In July 1948, then Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey stuck his neck out and delivered a speech on civil rights at the Democratic National Convention. At the time, the Democratic Party was known for the “Solid South,” which had voted “solidly” for Democratic candidates ever since Reconstructi...Read More
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