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Yearning for free-market health care

April 28, 2016 Last week’s column on my lung surgery struck a nerve. Many of you wished me well. Others said I deserve to die. “He likes free markets?” sneered one internet commenter. more »»

 
 
 
Telling history lies to ease conscience

April 27, 2016 This one’s for John. He’s a reader who took issue with my recent column arguing conservatism has become an angry and incoherent mess. more »»

Sanders’ candidacy legitimizes progressive movement

April 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — With Hillary Clinton’s double-digit victory over Se. more »»

Same Misogyny, Different Season

April 26, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s ascendancy in the race for president has provided an opportunity for the rest of us women to step back and assess our standing in America. more »»

Saudis practice mafia tactics in hiding 9/11 role

April 26, 2016 The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from “unforeseen” threats. more »»

Wage hike well-intentioned, problematic

April 25, 2016 Much has been written about the ignorance, impracticality and offensiveness of many of the Republican front-runners’ policy proposals. more »»

Culture warriors should keep hands off ladies’ rooms

April 25, 2016 If it concerns sex in any way, you can be sure that our culture will fixate on it and manage to defy common sense with hyperventilating indignation. more »»

Good business creates good karma

April 22, 2016 As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ever-more-dignified animal kingdom. more »»

Colorado locals play ‘no-nonsense’ negotiator

April 22, 2016 In addition to winning more primaries, more convention delegates and 2 million more votes than any other Republican presidential candidate running this year, billionaire developer Donald Trump has... more »»

Hospital customer service stinks

April 21, 2016 I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. more »»

‘Almost want to apologize’ doesn’t cut it

April 20, 2016 By the next day, Bill Clinton was feeling remorse. Almost. “Now I like and believe in protests,” he explained to an audience at Penn State Behrend. more »»

Ryan does his best Sherman act; some unconvinced

April 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan tried again this week to discourage speculation he might be a compromise presidential choice at the coming Republican National Convention in Cleveland in Jul. more »»

From age 3, Gabriel knew: ‘I’m a Girl’

April 19, 2016 When Gabriel was nearly 3 years old, he told his mother, “I’m sad.” “Why?” she asked. “I want to wear beautiful clothes. I want to grow a baby in my body. more »»

Congressional pigs still wasting taxpayers’ money

April 19, 2016 As another tax deadline has passed, it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. more »»

TV shows conservative side on abortion

April 18, 2016 Maybe the makers of “The Big Bang Theory” don’t watch “Meet the Press. more »»

The Donald/Bernie Show: Shades of Hugo Chavez

April 18, 2016 Does this sound familiar? “They wanted something new, something fresh, and they found in this man a radical discourse. He said he would get rid forever of the old elites. more »»

Divine intervention for Sanders?

April 15, 2016 Imagine emerging from a rocky political week only to announce, as Bernie Sanders did, that, oh, by the way, the Vatican called. more »»

How do you make change happen? Show up

April 15, 2016 In my travels and conversations this year, I’ve been encouraged that grassroots people of all progressive stripes (populist, labor, liberal, environmental, women, civil libertarian, et al. more »»

Another Libertarian Moment?

April 14, 2016 The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken. more »»

10 things to know today: Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

John Paul Ruohoniemi

April 13, 2016 CALUMET — John Paul Ruohoniemi, 74, passed away at his home in Calumet on Monday, April 4, 2016. John was born in 1942, in Cloquet, Minnesota. more »»

 
 

 

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