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It turns out that Kansas Republicans have decided that they believe in science after all. Which is why they’ve decided to end an experiment forced upon the state by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who … more
Last week I attended the Change-of-Command Ceremony where we honored Lieutenant General (Brevet)(Retired) Richard Nash for his decades of service and saw him pass the leadership torch to Major … more
Like many humans, I’m fascinated with the auroras, named borealis in our northern latitudes, the pulsating sheets and streaks of light that we may see if we’re lucky or persistent enough. I … more
So, here I am again, awash in ambivalence as the Fourth of July approaches, although it will be history by the time you read this. It is not an easy holiday for me, and each year I try to celebrate … more
Boy has time flown! The snow is on the ground and it’s nearly Thanksgiving already. Bill and I haven’t had much “down time” since we moved into our house this past July. I think all of us … more
As we report this week, the taconite industry appears to be in recovery mode in the wake of tough new enforcement action by the Obama administration against a surge of foreign steel dumping that … more
It may be the middle of winter, but there is suddenly real enthusiasm in Tower, and the prospect that the city may finally be on the cusp of real economic turnaround. There has certainly been no … more
If you want to know how and why the growing inequality of wealth and income in the U.S. is distorting our economy and our politics, consider the game of poverty poker. For those of you unfamiliar … more
At times, it’s easy to view the glass as more than half full when considering the future of Tower and Soudan. With a new state park campground poised to open next spring and with significant new … more
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