Opinion

It’s time to brush up on our civics literacy

It’s time to brush up on our civics literacy

Who was president during the Great Depression and World War II? It’s shocking how few Americans know the answer to that question or, for that matter, the other 19 questions on the U.S. Civics Test. Most [...]

Is the Mommy Party dooming us all?

Is the Mommy Party dooming us all?

A Sartell reader, Tom Dullinger, recently sent me a column written by syndicated commentator Mona Charen. He enclosed a note suggesting I might want to comment on that column. Mr. Dullinger, thanks for sending it. I’d [...]

Do I pick on Democrats? Well, duh!

Do I pick on Democrats? Well, duh!

One of my closest personal advisors (she also does my laundry) has complained some of my columns are too one-sided. She believes I pick on Democrats too much and leave Republicans alone. Well, duh! But, being [...]

Reader responds to Dalman’s ‘What makes science deniers tick?’

Reader responds to Dalman’s ‘What makes science deniers tick?’

Thomas Ellenbecker, St. Joseph RE: Science Deniers from Jan. 23 Newsleader [...]

This exciting new year will be ‘Year of Community Center’

This exciting new year will be ‘Year of Community Center’

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the Sartell Community Center won’t be, either. Some city residents have long wondered if a center will be built at all. Ever. But have hope: It’s going to happen. [...]

Food programs a testament to the kindness of St. Joseph

Food programs a testament to the kindness of St. Joseph

The ongoing and increasing success of the Fare for All food distributions in St. Joseph, along with other food programs, is nothing less than remarkable. [...]

What makes science deniers tick?

What makes science deniers tick?

What makes science deniers tick – especially those who insist that man-made climate change is a lie? There are almost as many reasons as deniers. Here are just nine: [...]

Of monologues, dialogues and the difference

Of monologues, dialogues and the difference

I keep in my desk a copy of the U.S. Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights. I re-read them occasionally to remind me of the great gifts I receive just by being an American. [...]

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