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American news outlets have bombarded us with health care horror stories. They’ve reported on the problem, emphasizing the overwhelming complexities, but not too much on real solutions. We know the … more
For nearly 20 years now, newspapers around the country, including ours, have dutifully reported what is, by most estimates, educational news that is almost entirely devoid of meaning. It’s been a … more
Over the past few months, I’ve been revisiting my youth through the 79 episodes of the one 1960s television show that I never missed— Star Trek. I was hardly alone in my fascination with the … more
With at least two, and possibly three, separate women now accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault or impropriety, Republicans would appear to be left with two choices— … more
Recently I was asked to be a companion to a woman I’ll call Joan, who had a stroke in July, so her family could go canoeing while visiting Ely. She was about my age. The language-processing part of … more
City officials in Tower would be wise not to pull the rug out from under a proposed town home project at the city’s harbor, at least for now. The city council, last month, gave the developers … more
The ongoing debate about the pros and cons of copper-nickel mining near Ely has been cast by many as the stereotypical clash between jobs and the environment. It’s a familiar means of framing the … more
As we reported two weeks ago, St. Louis County officials conducted an investigation into the handling of the Aug. 14 primary election in the city of Tower. Their findings were stunning, documenting … more
I know that “living off the beaten path” means that people have to really want to see us to make the effort to find us. So it is with my family, most of whom are still in the Detroit area, or … more
For years, the United Steelworkers used the political strength of their 30,000 members to make the case for steel tariffs to stem the flow of cheap foreign steel being dumped on U.S. shores. … more
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