There's a movement afoot in Minnesota to redesign government services to be less costly, more efficient and more collaborative.
All such efforts should be put on the fast track. Taxpayers will benefit.
What is government's role in creating jobs?
Based on recent discussions with 11 leaders of local nonprofit organizations - and coupled with similar talks in October with 14 small-business leaders - the answer rests in two words: certainty and stability.
Statistics show rising income inequality in the United States. But, contrary to the impression created by the Occupy protests, and media coverage thereof, statistics also show that Americans worry less about inequality than they used to.
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Since his death Saturday, a great deal has been written about Kim Jong Il's diplomatic mastery. The North Korean dictator, after inheriting power from his father in 1994, played a weak hand brilliantly, it is said.
When we gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton our "good year"in 2010, we thought she was headed toward a little bit of a letdown in 2011. Boy, were we wrong. (Mental note: Stop counting out the Clintons.
While it's a good thing that our state government has projected a surplus over the next two years, clearly, legislators who think they will have an easy time in the upcoming session should think again.