It seems recently in the Brainerd Dispatch
that campaign 2014 is afoot. Way too early in my opinion, but so be it.
For those of you that want to spread falsehoods, misinformation,
hearsay and innuendoes, be advised, you will be challenged to show real
proof to substantiate your allegation...
Mike Mullen, a retired admiral, was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011.“That these dead shall not have died in vain.”Of all the lines — of all the ideas — in Lincoln’s famous speech, this one resonates most with me. Even now, long after I have taken off the uniform, gr...
This week was the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s reading of The Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pa, the site of the most significant battle in America’s Civil War.Of the speech the Bostonian remarked, “The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The bat...
It may be the dumbest thing thiscountry has ever contemplated.Ever. So inane that it’s hard tobelieve it’s true.But rest assured, it’s true.The U.S. State Department actuallywants to allow Russia to establish sixof its own satellite monitoring stationson U.S. soil.You read right. Russian. Sate...
We've all heard about bullying and most of us have experienced it first-hand. No one on the receiving end would say it's no big deal. In fact, bullying has gotten more attention this year than at any other time.
I have just completed reading, “Images of
America: Brainerd,” a newly published book compiled and written by the
staff of the Crow Wing County Historical Society and I want to let all
lovers of Brainerd history know that this is far and away the best and
most accurate book ever printed on the hi...
No one was surprised at the uncompromising posture of the brain trust in the United States Congress as the leadership of both houses were unyielding in their stance on approving a budget or stripping funding for Obamacare.
I just finished with a virtual town hall meeting
via phone conducted by Feeding America. Feeding America is a national
advocacy group fighting the Hunger issues in our country. This is the
week that Congress will be voting on the farm bill issue of cutting $40
billion in SNAP funding. ...
Before the shooting subsided and before police investigating the most recent crime spree at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. could give their initial report, gun-banning advocates were tripping over each other to get to media microphones.
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