Guest Columns | | Brainerd, Minnesota

Congress may take up legislation this week to cut food stamps. The Senate passed a bill in June mandating $4 billion in cuts over 10 years; the House version, passed in September, imposes nearly $40 billion in reductions.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 6:10pm

Janis came into my office, sniffling. "I have no idea what to do," she said. "Here," I said, shutting the door. "Let me see it." "She keeps yelling at me, the woman," Janis sobbed. "I tell her, GO AWAY, but she doesn't understand.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:51pm

Earlier this year Pope Francis made a stir when he said the Catholic Church was too obsessed with certain sexuality issues.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 9:15pm

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:47pm

The left wing of the Democratic Party is trumpeting a new test of true progressivism: support for a dramatic expansion of Social Security.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:42pm

The other day I saw some statistic's that showed the disparity in grades and achievement between white children and children of other races in our schools. Although I have known for some time that this existed, I never realized how significant it was.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:29pm

Recently, the 2014 proposed property tax statements were mailed to property owners.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:36pm

The Minnesota Legislature continues to pass laws forcing the use of intermittent wind and solar energy as replacements for base load coal and nuclear power.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:18am

I have often said that when it comes to education, there are no silver bullets.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:21pm

Is the Obama White House airbrushing history? It was a hallmark of the Stalin era: Fallen Soviet leaders vanished from official photographs.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 10:05pm