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Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union. A better analogy would be the 1938 Munich ...

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:15pm

A writer’s recent comment to another newspaper was on target: “A political party that has fought to hinder the implementation of Obamacare in every way imaginable and in many states refused to set up a marketplace is having its own hissy fit about the difficulties in delaying enrollment.” Yes,...

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 5:11pm

What's in a name? A rose by any other name might still smell just as bad, but it could sound like it was someone else's signature legislative achievement.

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 5:08pm

The latest in the series of UN climate conferences concluded on Friday, Nov. 22 in Warsaw, Poland.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 6:27pm

As a physician and an American, I feel compelled at this time of peril, to address the changes that I see in the process of the actual delivery of health care to the American people.

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 5:20pm

On Thursday afternoon President Obama held a press conference at the White House announcing his decision to allow insurance companies to continue canceled health plans for one year, even though they may not meet requirements stated in the Affordable Care Act, (Obamacare). This decision essentially ...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 5:31pm

In spite of everything - the GOP's internal scrimmages, the government shutdown, the party's transparent attempts to derail Obamacare - Republicans keep getting second chances.

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:43pm

Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, sounded a budgetary alarm last Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The cost of [an Army] soldier has doubled since 2001; it’s going to almost double again by 2025. We can’t go on like this, so we have to come up with [new] compensati...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 5:32pm

Brainerd city council members: I was at the city hall meeting last Tuesday evening because I live in this area at 14913 Franklin Dr. I strongly oppose the assessment proposal that is being passed.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 6:17pm

The sky is falling; weather is unusual; the earth is cooking; and world food crops are in peril. Alarmist global warming reports dominate the news (UN: CO2 pollution levels at annual record high).

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 6:37pm