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I recently read an article titled the politics of envy. It was by a Dr. Horton he seems to believe that those who are paid poorly are envois of those who are paid more. He believes that the gap between rich and poor is good.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

Stand up to socialism As world tensions rise in Ukraine I listen with amazement to our president threaten the Russian president.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

A million dollar vacation Michelle Obama announced she will be traveling to China with her two daughters and her mother. The trip will cost U.S. taxpayers in excess of one million dollars, which ironically, we will have to borrow from China.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

People often use the word "Big" disparagingly. You know: "Big Oil," "Big Government," etc. In fact, Tom Hanks might want to rethink his movie character's wish to be that B-word.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

The slate of potential replacements for Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland, who died unexpectedly last month, is impressive in its size and in its relative youth.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:37pm

It was just bad luck that President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2015 budget in the midst of the most dangerous geopolitical tensions Europe has faced since the end of the Cold War.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm

The two of us don't always see eye-to-eye. When we were both state representatives working on opposite sides of the aisle, we worked hard to find common ground.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm

Don't buy the dam Brainerd seems to have buying fever. They are considering the purchase of Whittier School and the Brainerd hydroelectric dam. Remember, these are the same people that gave away the hockey arena for a dollar.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm

Use, abuse and discard Veterans, almost a sacred term denoting service, sacrifice and duty . an easy term to cavalierly use and abuse. We often use them politically to show our "patriotism" by recognizing their heroism and sacrifice.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:38pm

Purchase of dam An anonymous source provided me with information on the Brainerd hydroelectric dam that the city has until March 13 to decide if they will purchase for $4,115,000 from Wausau Paper based on the due diligence report prepared by consultants. The value of the dam is estimated at $3,373,...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:38pm