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Party discipline? What about doing right thing?

March 3, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Postal Service reform bill should be approved

March 2, 2015 Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S.?Postal Service during the past few years, U.S. Rep. more »»

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February 28, 2015 More information needed Hockey and soccer associations in Fairmont this week asked the local school board for funding. That might be a valid idea for one or both of these groups. more »»

There is no peaceful co-existence with terror

February 27, 2015 Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. more »»

Voting reforms: More time seems reasonable

February 26, 2015 There were a couple of possible voting changes introduced at the Minnesota Legislature recently. We are intrigued by one, and find the other redundant. more »»

Attention all scolds: Mind your own business

February 25, 2015 Some people are scolds. It’s unfortunate. more »»

U.S. should put focus on protecting soldiers

February 24, 2015 When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, they went in with the most sophisticated technology available. Helicopters, jet fighters, tanks, “smart” bombs, etc. more »»

Bigger question: Would Bush take on spending?

February 23, 2015 In what clearly was a presidential campaign speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush missed a very big point on Wednesday. His speech was on his views on foreign affairs. more »»

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February 21, 2015 ‘Gap’ coddles brats There is something called a “discipline gap” occurring at Minnesota schools, with nonwhite students accounting for 61 percent of suspensions and expulsions from classrooms in... more »»

Imposed ‘fairness’ comes with big costs

February 20, 2015 There are many things in life that some people view as “fair,” but we don’t believe implementing this vision through force applied by government is the best solutio. more »»

MNsure, like Obamacare, can’t deliver on promises

February 19, 2015 Minnesota’s health insurance exchange — MNsure — is in the news again this week and, again, the news is not goo. more »»

Well beyond time to replace Obamacare

February 18, 2015 Millions of Americans already have learned that?Obamacare is hazardous to their financial health. more »»

Unrealistic authorization worse than none at all

February 16, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

What decisions are based on falsehoods?

February 16, 2015 It should surprise no one that the “if you like your insurance, you can keep it” president lied about same-sex marriage so the issue would not derail his bid for the White House in 2008. more »»

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February 14, 2015 Progress being made Fairmont’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority has hired a new leader to oversee the Friendship Village housing complex. Gail Diede will begin her duties March 2. more »»

School board invites public to offer thoughts

February 13, 2015 We think it’s great when public entities, such as boards, councils and commissions, open up the floor to the public for input. This often happens at regular meetings, but time can be limited. more »»

Reduce government, reduce responsibilities

February 12, 2015 Why is Minnesota Gov. more »»

Senators have great idea: Audit Pentagon

February 11, 2015 Four U.S. senators who may be viewed by some as unlikely allies are sponsoring a bill that could be one small step toward a rational defense spending policy. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

‘Overreach’? What about any effort at all?

February 10, 2015 “The United States will always defend our interests and uphold our commitments to allies and partners,” President Barack Obama wrote in the introduction to a foreign policy statement he sent to... more »»

Nothing 'practical' about what Obama is proposing

February 8, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»



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