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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 [...]

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. [...]

‘Je suis Charlie! I am Spartacus!’

‘Je suis Charlie! I am Spartacus!’

“Je suis Charlie!” That shout of worldwide solidarity (French for “I am Charlie!”) began last week after the execution-style murders of cartoonists for the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo. The three-word declaration was inspired by a powerful [...]

Open those doors, and Viva Cuba!

Open those doors, and Viva Cuba!

Viva Cuba! I was elated to hear U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations will begin. At long last, thanks to President Barack Obama, some of the doors will be opened between Americans and Cubans. More than five decades of [...]

It must be that person behind the tree

It must be that person behind the tree

“If it wasn’t you, and it wasn’t me, it must have been that person behind the tree.” I remember my mother using this little rhyme on me when I was very small. It happened when I [...]

With Republican-led Congress, I have great expectations

With Republican-led Congress, I have great expectations

Back in high school I had a teacher who was fond of citing what he called the “Eleventh Beatitude.” Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall not be disappointed. Perhaps he was referring to [...]

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