Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don't agree. The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago.

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 4:38pm

In America, not all kinds of inequality are created equal. For the past half-century, the de jure inequality of demographic groups has proven increasingly vulnerable to public pressure.

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 5:27pm

The June 23 Dispatch's guest opinion by a local pastor was titled, "Jesus the Messiah Is No Myth." The July 1 edition had a response from a biology and chemistry teacher titled, "Christianity: Pious Fiction, Fantasy.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:02pm

I remember my first firefighters funeral. As a 20-some-year-old rookie fireman it was a very poignant moment for me but one I felt I had to witness because for me, I felt it came with the territory.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 8:38pm

Minnesotans, prepare to dig deeper into your pocketbooks following actions of the 2013 Legislature. Companies are being asked to pay a very high premium for the privilege of doing business in Minnesota.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 8:27pm

I pleaded last month for an end to the breathless comparisons between Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg. News that the present-day intelligence leaker has asked Russia for asylum should put those comparisons to rest.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 11:50pm

When asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 what the Founders had wrought, Benjamin Franklin famously said, "A Republic, if you can keep it.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 5:28pm

WASHINGTON — The trial of George Zimmerman, accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, inevitably and quickly devolved into a contest of who is more racist — the victim or the accused? The question was inevitable because the prosecution is basing its case largely on the suggestion that Zimmerma...

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 5:14pm

"What do you do with a BA in English? What is my life going to be? Four years of college and plenty of knowledge Have earned me this useless degree.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:42pm

The headline on a Guest Opinion in the Brainerd Dispatch (June 23) declared in a bold font that, "Jesus, the Messiah, is No Myth.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 9:14pm