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Thank you for including some of the wisdom of Cal Thomas in recent editions. I find his opinions very thought provoking. Congratulations on your decision to publish part of the Declaration of Independence with comments on July 4.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 4:47pm

If Darrel Issa and his cronies want to investigate Fast and Furious and the death of a border patrol, which is a tragedy, that's alright.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:42am

Whomever was responsible for allowing Monday's so-called political "cartoon" into the newspaper, should be told three things: 1. That "cartoon" was totally offensive, 2. You have a very sick mind, and 3.You're fired.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:40am

Yes, we got a lot of rain in May and June causing damage in many areas but it could have been much worse had we not had an abundance of bogs, swamps and lakes to serve as storage reservoirs.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:01pm

The death of Andy Griffith the other day brought back a flood of memories to me about Mayberry and all of the characters that were so funny on that show. But it also posed a question in my mind.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 7:16am

The American people crave leadership which is in such a short supply and so badly needed. We have all come in contact with people that show good and bad leadership qualities.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:15pm

BY CAL THOMAS Tribune Media Services 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.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 5:39pm

Since the recent Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, Dispatch letters have warned of doomsday outcomes. These are old saws. In 1964 I completed several years of post medical school training aimed at going into general practice in rural Minnesota.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 4:08pm

I find it ironic and more than a bit hypocritical when those who have worked their entire adult life for the federal (big) government, and are now reaping the benefits of a federal pension and health care, now make a call to support policies that limit big government. Are they willing to give up th...

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 4:07pm

On July 3, I attempted to take my children to the Nisswa parade. We arrived there early, were the last family to get served at the A&W Restaurant before the power went out, but we never made it to the parade.

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:04am