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Can we maintain a governable society without a shared objective reality? That’s the fundamental question raised each time we hear people, most particularly the current President of the United … more
So the question since last Friday, the day of our move from Ely to Soudan, has been, “Will we ever get Internet service here?” I called my provider, Midco, last Wednesday prior to moving, to make … more
So, here I am again, awash in ambivalence as the Fourth of July approaches, although it will be history by the time you read this. It is not an easy holiday for me, and each year I try to celebrate … more
As the health care debate continues in Washington, one fact has become increasingly apparent. Americans don’t want to go back to the bad old days being proposed by Republicans. They don’t want to … more
It turns out that Kansas Republicans have decided that they believe in science after all. Which is why they’ve decided to end an experiment forced upon the state by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who … more
Back in 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implemented tough new emissions rules for diesel cars and trucks. At the time, most of the industry said the EPA’s goal of reducing diesel … more
Moving day is getting closer! I’ve got our “can’t thank ‘em enuff” local moving company reserved for July 7 at 8 a.m. sharp. Plus, my son, his girlfriend and Bill’s friend with truck, … more
Americans could have no greater example of the degree to which our federal government has descended into oligarchy than the sad spectacle of the so-called “health care reform” effort currently … more
Practically every time I finish a column, I feel dissatisfied, regretting what I had to lop off and the parts I never got to in the first place. I reassure myself, “I can always write a Part II,” … more
Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature thought they were being clever when they inserted a provision in the Government Operations funding bill this year designed to force Gov. Mark Dayton’s hand … more
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