Trump just latest clown in three-ring circus

Like all crazy uncles, Donald Trump should come with a muzzle. The trouble with Trump is he’s not just the crazy uncle at the dinner table; he’s the nutty uncle running amok through the house, room to room, up and down the stairs, shouting nonsense, starting fires, alarming neighbors. Most other Republican candidates, with good […]


When it comes to illegal alien crimes, one is too many

As a young man, I traveled extensively to San Francisco. I went there both for business as well as pleasure. It was a beautiful city. I was always struck by the smells of San Francisco. Down on Fisherman’s Wharf the odor was definitely fishy or you could say the smell of the sea. Nearby was […]

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If you believe, pennies from heaven ensure loved ones safe

Linda Vouk Midas, Sauk Rapids God gave us our new baby boy, Tom, on a hot, muggy day in July. And as long as he had his thumb and blankie, he was happy. But it wasn’t long before this contented infant began to show a tendency toward mischief. He couldn’t have been much more than 3 […]


Flo’s gotta go; so does the lizard

Flo’s gotta go. So does the lizard. So does the red-haired woman with the tool belt. And so do the hoofers in the big production number. And those people dressed up as vegetables, mustard bottles and cardboard boxes? Get rid of ‘em! You’d have to be living under a rock not to know what I’m […]


Share your home . . . with animal in need

by Jenna Trisko Prrrr, Prrrr, Prrrr, Prrrr. The sound of soft kitten purrs fills the silence in our home. These adorable kittens and their mother have been staying at our home since their birth seven weeks ago. My husband and I had wanted to foster a pregnant cat for some time and were excited when […]


Eleanor Roosevelt should grace $10 bill

Which woman would you like to see on the $10 bill? The U.S. Treasury Department is seeking nominations for that honor. I didn’t have to think about it twice: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). Besides being an extremely energetic activist First Lady, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during their White House years (1933-1945), this courageous, outspoken […]


Money is created by producers not takers

Some people say there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. For a certainty, the lines have blurred during recent years. For example, I don’t believe Harry Truman could be a Democrat today. It’s possible even John Kennedy might be a Republican, according to today’s standards. As for me, I vote Republican most of the […]


Finally, ObamaCare is here to stay

Break out that champagne, folks, and lift your glasses of bubbly to Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. For the second time in three years, the court last week on a vote of 6-3 upheld a crucial provision of the Affordable Care Act, dubbed ObamaCare, and making it finally, indisputably, the law […]