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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 »»

War never good even when necessary

April 13, 2016 It was 15 minutes after midnight when the bombs began to fall. The people on the ground never had a chance. more »»

Janie M. Kommes

April 13, 2016 PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Janie M. Kommes, 63, a resident of Portage Township, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Omega House. more »»

Detouring around Trump, Clinton steamrollers

April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Wisconsin primaries in both parties put holds on the expectations of presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — especially the latter, whose bubble has been... more »»

Renee Rock Marion

April 13, 2016 Renee Rock Marion of South Range passed away peacefully on April 7th at the U of M Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this week. more »»

Kasich: candidate who won’t leave

April 11, 2016 There was an old “Saturday Night Live” fake movie trailer narrated by horror movie veteran Christopher Le. more »»

Republicans run against Republicans rather than Obama

April 11, 2016 When a Republican has been in the presidency for eight years, as George W. Bush was, Democrats run against the Republicans. more »»

Can we save ourselves from future?

April 8, 2016 So what are we to do? This is a familiar question to opinion writers. Translation: You’ve told us what’s wrong with everything — and we agree. But, what’s the action plan? Ah. The action plan. more »»

Fatal flaw of wealthy: terminal lack of curiosity

April 8, 2016 Shortly after the cooling of the earth, I happily spent many years working on political campaigns. One of my least favorite campaign duties was asking rich people to contribute to my candidates. more »»

Clueless GOP fuels Hurricane Donnie

April 7, 2016 Elites tend to be... well, elite. As in, “clueless” about what your everyday working stiff is thinking. This is not a problem for most hoity-toities, for they don’t deal with the great unwashed. more »»

Americans have freedom to disagree

April 7, 2016 “Should a Jewish baker be forced to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding?” I asked that strange but important question during last week’s debate between three Libertarian presidential candidates. more »»

What does ‘conservative’ mean anymore?

April 6, 2016 About 20 years ago, when the syndicate that represents this column was preparing to pitch it to newspaper editors, I was called in for a meeting with the sales staff and somebody asked me this... more »»

Campaign TV battleground moves to town halls

April 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the presidential primary campaign heads into the backstretch, the debate format appears to be giving way to “town halls. more »»



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