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There was a time when some politicians in this country stood up to corporate America. They were progressive and truly populist, and believed that the government had a role to play in ensuring that … more
As recently as the 1960s and early 70s, when residents of places like Tower or Ely flushed their toilets, the waste found its way, more or less untreated, into Shagawa Lake or Lake Vermilion, … more
We no longer have a democracy when big money and Wall Street own our nation and government officials. We no longer have a democracy when politicians and policies are bought. On March 1, caucuses will … more
For years, like the dog that chases the car, Republicans in Congress have chased their own holy grail, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. And like the dog that finally … more
The high profile police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights has provided fresh impetus for the much-needed debate in this country on the dramatic differences in how various communities … more
Thank you for your reporting on the recent events in Greenwood Township. As a Greenwood summer resident and town clerk for a township outside Duluth, these articles have made my stomach turn. As … more
Now we know why the Trump administration has been so intent on reshaping America’s courts. For more than a century, governmental decisions have for the most part been made based on facts and law. … more
We live in a loud and troubled time, where far too many citizens would rather lob incendiary rhetoric than have a rational discussion. We saw that in our recent presidential election, and, … more
Republican hopeful Donald Trump boasts about the sweeping changes he’ll usher into government’s status quo, but his policies tell a far different story. The economic plan unveiled by Trump during … more
Since you will be receiving this two days before Christmas, it’s too late for many of the topics I could choose, such as eliminating consumerism from Christmas and your household; finding someone … more
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