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According to a New York Times article that quoted prominent people’s opinion of whether President Biden should run for office again, one responsive theme was, “The President has … more
Seeing reality as right or wrong, good or bad, all or nothing, is an example of binary or dichotomous thinking. Either-or propositions recognize only two opposing possibilities without anything in … more
One night in my backyard, I saw some unusual lights that seemed to be intensifying. I had not heard any forecast of Northern Lights, so I was puzzled. The lights were heading straight at me, morphing … more
The Constitution of the United States clearly lays out the process for its amendment, and that process does not include an arbitrary decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. But that is what Americans … more
America continues to kill Palestinians — 36,000 to date while making life unbearable for the people of Gaza and the West Bank against the wishes of the majority of the American people. And if … more
On a June 3, 2024, weekend Fox News program, convicted felon Donald Trump said the following: “Religion is such a great thing. It’s so it keep you know, there’s something to be good … more
In his rambling, semi-coherent letter “Biden dismisses prospect of armed takeover”, in last week’s Timberjay, the writer from Ely apparently insists on twisting Joe Biden’s … more
What are the political issues that you are considering in voting for a Presidential candidate? No matter what those isues may be, they are trivial by comparison to the deadly issue of climate … more
In last week’s Timberjay, a letter writer said President Joe Biden was acting like “a fascist dictator.” I thought it best just to lay out the 14 points of fascism. 1. Near … more
Steve Bannon, Speaker Johnson, Margorie Taylor Greene, the Supreme Court, the ex-President, unabashedly lying at the debate on TV repeatedly. How can the baloney they are peddling — … more
My first memories of Minnesota are populated by the swarms of mosquitos along the Blue Earth River. When I was a child, my family made many trips to visit the relatives in Minnesota, where almost all … more
It was difficult to watch last Thursday night’s presidential debate without considering the obvious. Are these two individuals really the best that America can produce for the most powerful and … more
SafeTech Solutions, the consultant hired by the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital to evaluate and make recommendations for EMS (ambulance) delivery in our region took a little longer than … more
It will likely be weeks before residents and business owners in Cook have a handle on the cost to rebuild in the wake of last week’s flood. Some businesses, particularly those without flood … more
America is in danger of becoming a Fascist nation. If it can happen in Italy, Germany, and  Spain within my lifetime it can happen here. Donald Trump, supported by his army of the wealthy who … more
Just over a month ago, the Greenwood Town Board adopted the gold standard of transparency in government, the MN Data Practices Act, and did so by a unanimous vote. The act gives citizens the right to … more
The Greenwood town board held a special meeting on June 20, to discuss the Minnesota Data Practices Act. The meeting was not covered by a newspaper reporter and it was not videotaped, since the board … more
Trump has been a participant in over four thousand legal actions filed by him or against him and his organizations encompassing a variety of issues: • Political campaigns • Taxes • … more
In 2021, Biden said, “If you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” In 2022, American Military News … more
Inspired by the book by Al Gore published in 2006. On June 18, while washing dishes, I glanced out the kitchen window and lamented another cloudy day. Seemed like ages since we’d had a … more
Donald Trump was found guilty by a jury of everyday Americans on 34 felony counts. He is finally being held accountable for one of his many illegal schemes to gain and hold onto power. His conviction … more
Clean, affordable, reliable and safe is a good way to describe what renewable energy offers our families and communities. A recent NY Times article detailed the amazing change that is happening in … more
Across the many years I spent working in the realm of academe, nothing gave me more pleasure and affirmation than donning my academic regalia to celebrate graduation. When I earned my master’s … more
The recent conviction of Hunter Biden for lying on a federal instant background check form for a gun purchase in 2018 prompted the Timberjay to research the laws surrounding drug use and guns in the … more
We’ve been reporting for the past few years about the ongoing challenges faced by area ambulance services, challenges due in part to regulatory changes that have increased the costs of … more
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