Last week's USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken after a U.S. soldier allegedly killed 16 Afghanis, suggests that 50 percent of those polled favor speeding up a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the 2014 target pullout date.
We all have 'em. Some of us have strong ones, others not so much. It's been said that one's as valid as another.
What am I talking about? Opinions, of course.
In the last several weeks I have been privileged to write the opinion in this newspaper.
Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa and most communities in Minnesota have followed the national trend experiencing steep declines in the value of homes. Homes that once sold for $500,000 are now being sold for $250,000. The examples are too numerous to mention.
This year's Grand Old Party (GOP) selection of a presidential nominee to run against a sitting president is reminiscent of the good old days when party conventions were mini-dramas played out on black and white televisions around the country.
Former Republican presidential candidate and TV evangelist Pat Robertson's has flipped on his stand on legalizing marijuana. The straight-laced preacher's mind-blowing comments were made last Wednesday to the New York Times.
President Barrack Obama's administration has ruled that employers provide health insurance that includes contraceptive coverage. The Catholic church employs scores of people in hospitals, clinics, colleges and universities.
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What is a "living wage" for a family of four in the Brainerd Lakes Area?