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Former president Jimmy Carter recently said that the U.S. is now an “oligarchy”, with “unlimited political bribery” which created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff … more
I see pitchforks. Lots of them, and it reflects the almost seething anger that runs across the political spectrum in America these days. It’s fueling the likes of Bernie Sanders, who is now … more
Two stories in this week’s paper may appear separate, but they both reflect an awakening by native people across North America to the threats posed by the increasing industrialization of once … more
The first time I met Theda Musgrove was in 1981 when I walked into the laundromat in Delta Junction, Alaska. You could take a nice hot shower there for 25 cents back then. I’d seen the sign posted … more
The Aug. 7 Timberjay reports on a consultant’s housing study presented to the Ely City Council, Economic Development Authority, and Housing Redevelopment Authority.  The focus of the study, or at … more
Twenty-three centuries ago, Aristotle aptly described the means of persuasion, valid to this day. Ethos appealed to credibility, logos to reason and pathos to emotion. Each rhetorical form can be … more
I started hearing about Bernie Sanders and— already tired of the childishness of this political go-round—thought, “Who’s Bernie?”  And what makes Bernie different from all the others who … more
David Dill created a legacy as one of northern Minnesota’s staunchest supporters. His death after a courageous battle against cancer leaves a big gap that will be a challenge to fill. Although … more
The Ely Echo’s August 1 editorial states that “we will no longer include the term ‘sulfide mining’” and that “[u]nless there is a company proposing to mine sulfides,” the Echo will call … more
I and many others greatly appreciate the Timberjay’s on-going coverage of the actions of the Crane Lake Water and Sewage District (CLWSD). This letter is in response to the most recent article … more
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