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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
If you’re a University of Kansas alum, as I am, there are two givens about Jayhawk sports.First, you will spend most of your adult life doing whatever you can to excuse or distance yourself … more
The ongoing lack of access to many records in Greenwood Township is a case study in why it’s a bad idea to exempt any branch of government from the requirements of a law, particularly one … more
Balancing public safety with the public’s right to know has been a challenge for local units of government around the country over the past eleven months, including here in the North Country. … more
Last Sunday evening, I was convalescing in my green leather recliner after a busy day. I was hoping the subject for this week’s column would drop into my lap. It seemed to be one of those … more
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