Editorials

OK House Republicans — I give up. Since you’ve been the majority the only thing you’ve accomplished is naming things after Ronald Reagan and voting to repeal Obamacare an unprecedented — let alone unreasonable — 38 times. Seriously, you’ve done nothing. Even Congresses that set out to do nothing and were dubbed “Do-Nothing,” look like [...]

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After a 25-day trial, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Was justice done? That question has dominated political conversation in America. Some persons want to interject a discussion about race relations into the trial analysis. While those concerns are appropriate on a wider scale, they [...]

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For only the third time in history, a U.S. Navy ship will bear the name of our great state when the USS Minnesota is officially commissioned into use on Sept. 7. This 377-foot long Virginia-class nuclear-powered submarine will be the most advanced warship in the entire Navy. It is capable of holding a crew of [...]

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While the price of gas can change, the needs of Minnesotans stay the same. People still need to get to work, businesses still need to transport their goods to market and farmers still depend on diesel fuels to harvest their crops. Volatile swings in gas prices put Minnesota’s prosperity at risk. The effects are far-reaching, [...]

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            Housing prices are up 17.5 percent. Home sales are up 5.6 percent. Consumer spending is up. Americans are buying appliances at mid-2007 levels. The downside? Consumer debt has jumped 8.3 percent. Could Americans’ pent-up desire to spend money backfire, putting our economic recovery in reverse? Financial gurus urge us to spend below our means, [...]

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It is painfully obvious that too many elected officials in Washington, D.C., have lost touch with the struggling people of this nation. This was demonstrated recently when House leaders proposed a Farm Bill that would have cut aid to food stamp (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients by a whopping $20 billion over a 10-year period. [...]

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