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A conservative reader recently sent us a transcript of a monologue by liberal comedian Bill Maher, who hosts Real Time on HBO, and much of it rang true, particularly as it pertains to America and … more
I’m once again facing a blank page. This has been a period when nothing seems to glisten. Nothing calls out to me. There are interesting stories on the radio but they don’t capture my … more
When, in the course of conversation, I mention my Kansas roots to a new acquaintance, the response is more predictable than a Democrat wanting to raise taxes: “How did you wind up in … more
Ely’s latest relapse on the COVID-19 front is a classic example of how a relative handful of irresponsible people can create real problems for everyone. We recognize that there are still some … more
Should rules of the U.S. Senate allow the Republican Party to undermine our democracy? The answer should most certainly be “no,” but that could be what’s in store if the Democrats … more
I’ve got spring fever! I’ve been decorating the inside of my house for Easter. I added some hand-made Easter ornaments my mother made to my all-season-tree in the living room that … more
If you give most people money, they’re likely to spend it. That’s the sound economic theory that will be playing out over the next few months in the U.S., thanks to the impact of the … more
On Sunday morning, I joined my faith community on Zoom, and we were chatting as we do every Sunday before the meeting for worship starts. Then, oddly, one person waved and disappeared, and more … more
Many would agree that discussing maladies and afflictions isn’t a favored topic of conversation. But get above the age of sixty-five and it is often the first one out of the gate. Younger than … more
Last week, in this space, we argued that the state’s Legislature should end the exemption for townships in the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA), citing Greenwood Township’s … more
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