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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Privileged progressive goes overboard
April 5, 2016 Susan, Susan, Susan. This Democratic primary is starting to feel like the family reunion that should have ended weeks ago in a house full of relatives who refuse to leave. more »»