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Cruel parroted remarks fuel racism

Cruel parroted remarks fuel racism

The recent eruptive antagonisms between whites and Somalis at Tech High School brought me – unpleasantly – back to the past, to my growing-up years in St. Cloud in the 1950s and 1960s. There was racial prejudice [...]

Wow how things have changed

Wow how things have changed

In years past, couples met in traditional ways and places. Many met their life partners in school or church or at work. There were clubs, the Scouts, FFA and FHA. Most of us had several dates [...]

Death penalty? Consider Tsarnaev, Hinton

Death penalty? Consider Tsarnaev, Hinton

In stark contrast, a guilty man and an innocent man are quintessential examples of the polarities in the never-ending debate for and against the death penalty. Both men made headline news in the first week of [...]

‘All aboard!’ for ObamaCare

‘All aboard!’ for ObamaCare

Now that ObamaCare is five years old, wouldn’t it be nice – on its birthday – to think if Sen. Ted Cruz signs up for it, it most definitely cannot be all that bad – not [...]

Isn’t that what choice is all about?

Isn’t that what choice is all about?

We all have choices. That is one of the great privileges of being an American. We have the right to live the life we choose. As long as we don’t abuse our neighbor we can travel [...]

The Stella Maris Chapel: The rest of the story

The Stella Maris Chapel: The rest of the story

The St. John’s legend that begins in the late-1960s with two students betting one another they could not stay all night in the Stella Maris Chapel is false. I do not have permission to disclose the [...]

Why fix it? Have a conversation instead

Why fix it? Have a conversation instead

It’s a sign of our times that everybody is running around having conversations. It used to be people would get together and do something; now they get together and have conversations. The active verb “to do” [...]

Hillary’s baggage getting heavier

Hillary’s baggage getting heavier

Have you seen this classified ad under “HELP WANTED?” Help wanted: Individuals with strong backs needed to carry very heavy baggage for soon-to-be-anointed Democratic presidential candidate. This is not a temporary position as the baggage continues [...]

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