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Contracts make up for payroll reductions

January 6, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Balanced budget amendment necessary

January 5, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so — to stop spending beyond our means — is an excellent example. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 3, 2015 Why not shift spending? We find it interesting that a tradeoff in the eyes of a politician involves you trading more of your earnings to fulfil their wishes. more »»

Arab proposal must remain off the table

January 2, 2015 It has been suggested that President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation’s more important chief executive. more »»

Obama's record does not create much trust

December 31, 2014 Many Americans object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy by pointing out it will encourage more people to cross our borders illegally. more »»

U.S. missile forces remain security need

December 30, 2014 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Secret Service in need of director from outside

December 29, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Et Cetera ...

December 27, 2014 Don’t let charity fade Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Once the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Big difference between protesting and violence

December 26, 2014 Peaceful protest seeking political, social and economic change is part of our heritage as a nation. Inciting to violence, sadly, also is part of the record. more »»

U.S. under attack, and planes aren’t needed

December 24, 2014 Members of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

The solution to Islamic extremist: Destruction

December 23, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came last week. more »»

Only in Washington can this story be true

December 22, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Et Cetera ...

December 20, 2014 Prairieland cuts costs We keep hearing better news out of the Prairieland waste-processing facility these days. more »»

Iowa simply trying to make system efficient

December 19, 2014 The state of Iowa has come up with a great idea:?Let people register to vote online by using a driver’s license or photo ID. more »»

Minnesota has messed up ‘medical marijuana’

December 18, 2014 The state of Minnesota decided to get involved in the world of medical marijuana, but only in a Minnesota nanny-state kind of way. more »»

Environment always affected by what we do

December 17, 2014 No technology — not even the so-called “green” ones — can produce energy without affecting the environment in some way. Even the most primitive, undeveloped cultures emit pollutants. more »»

AIDS, malaria kill more than Ebola, need funding

December 16, 2014 Congress probably will go along with President Barack Obama’s request for $5.4 billion to fight Ebola abroad and ensure this country is better prepared for an outbreak. more »»

Some national sites are also sacred places

December 15, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

Et Cetera ...

December 13, 2014 Clarifying job duties Fairmont City Council made a couple of good but not unanimously popular decisions this week. more »»

Greater Minnesota to get more attention

December 12, 2014 Research by Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives shows that outstate Minnesota pays 16 percent more in taxes than metro counties and gets back 6 percent less in major tax aids,... more »»



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