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Over the past several weeks, more than one political pundit has remarked that many of Donald Trump’s statements would’ve instantly sunk another candidate – electoral campaigns have foundered on … more
Former president Jimmy Carter recently said that the U.S. is now an “oligarchy”, with “unlimited political bribery” which created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff … more
The Aug. 7 Timberjay reports on a consultant’s housing study presented to the Ely City Council, Economic Development Authority, and Housing Redevelopment Authority.  The focus of the study, or at … more
Twenty-three centuries ago, Aristotle aptly described the means of persuasion, valid to this day. Ethos appealed to credibility, logos to reason and pathos to emotion. Each rhetorical form can be … more
I started hearing about Bernie Sanders and— already tired of the childishness of this political go-round—thought, “Who’s Bernie?”  And what makes Bernie different from all the others who … more
The Ely Echo’s August 1 editorial states that “we will no longer include the term ‘sulfide mining’” and that “[u]nless there is a company proposing to mine sulfides,” the Echo will call … more
I and many others greatly appreciate the Timberjay’s on-going coverage of the actions of the Crane Lake Water and Sewage District (CLWSD). This letter is in response to the most recent article … more
The 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty gives the signatories the “inalienable” right to peaceful nuclear development and prohibits manufacture of nuclear weapons.  One hundred ninety nations … more
The July 24 Timberjay editorial, “Greenwood pay raise”, outlined and did justice to a number of ills that have plagued the Greenwood Town Board. I saved it for an occasional reread. The Greenwood … more
In a recent letter to the editor, Kathy Abuso, president of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, painted a rosy picture of their certification of Minnesota DNR’s state forest lands, implying that … more
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