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Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
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ND archaeologist: No burial sites destroyed by Dakota Access
Man pleads guilty to drug charge
Ex-police chief found guilty seven years later of kiling pregnant girlfriend
High school volleyball: Trojans fight back but can't seal win at Redwood Valley
Wolter: The mysterious Minnesota Vikings
Girls tennis: Trojans put up a fight in final home match
Girls soccer: Trojans fall to Willmar in the rain
College football: Slow start comes back to bite Bluejays
Column: In praise of good government geeks
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Rory C. Burke
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Willa B. Muir
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Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
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May 23, 2016
Column: Election disaffection
CHARLESTON, S.C. — On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity — a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during a presidential election. Take today. Or rather, take the past several months during which Americans have begun...
May 23, 2016 - 4:45pm
May 19, 2016
Column: Hillary's viral nightmare
WASHINGTON — You could say that it all depends on how you define “lie.” Or, perhaps, that it’s hell to have a public record. Either way, Hillary Clinton’s vast resume of, shall we say, inconsistencies, is the dog that caught the car and won’t let go. A viral video collection...
May 19, 2016 - 2:29pm
May 11, 2016
Column: Rules are for breaking
WASHINGTON — It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals. Yet, and still, his supporters — that Republican base so carefully nurtured by the very GOP...
May 11, 2016 - 5:17pm
May 9, 2016
Column: Farewell, grand old party
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comment that he’s not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least ... something. Whether it’s a start or a finish remains to be revealed, but it would...
May 9, 2016 - 5:44pm
May 4, 2016
Column: Ted Cruz's fall from grace
WASHINGTON — When Shakespeare wrote the “truth will out,” he must have had Ted Cruz in mind. Cruz’s truth — or his true self — has been leaking by steady drips ever since he began his candidacy, which was at approximately 12:10 p.m. on January 3, 2013, when Cruz was sworn...
May 4, 2016 - 5:23pm
May 2, 2016
Column: Trump, in his own words
WASHINGTON — One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex. No editorial comment is needed when a candidate’s own words stand alone to expose his flaws, and thus to condemn...
May 2, 2016 - 4:10pm
April 25, 2016
Column: Black votes matter
CHARLESTON, S.C. — African-Americans in the South can’t get a break when it comes to voting, as history can’t deny. After all they’ve endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, their voices are still treated dismissively by tone-deaf politicians who...
April 25, 2016 - 3:48pm
April 21, 2016
Column: A trans-ient dilemma
WASHINGTON — As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how. Who could have predicted that politics would require serious discussion of who uses what restroom? Or, personally speaking, a second column? Alas, it seems that yet greater clarity is needed regarding...
April 21, 2016 - 10:08am
April 18, 2016
Column: Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy
WASHINGTON — As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ever-more-dignified animal kingdom. Several victories in just the past few weeks have raised cheers, or their equivalent, in aquariums,...
April 18, 2016 - 4:25pm
April 13, 2016
Column: Fashion-backward in North Carolina
EASTON, Md. — It’s been a long while since South Carolina could look down upon its neighbor to the North. Thanks to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation (HB2), also referred to as the “bathroom bill,” the state effectively has begun redefining itself from its long-popular...
April 13, 2016 - 10:19am
April 11, 2016
Column: Pope Bernie
WASHINGTON — Imagine emerging from a rocky political week only to announce, as Bernie Sanders did, that, oh, by the way, the Vatican called. Actually, it was the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, but close enough, I suppose. Hillary Clinton thought bubble: He’s Jewish for...
April 11, 2016 - 5:43pm
April 7, 2016
Column: The people's race
WASHINGTON — The spectacular strangeness of this presidential election may require a new display in Ripley’s Odditorium of believe-it-or-nots. Among the exhibits, curators might place the History of Conventional Wisdom, wherein the page titled “Populists Never Win in America”...
April 7, 2016 - 5:12pm
April 4, 2016
Column: Trump learns that thinking is hard
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he’s not. Case in point: Since deciding to run for president — and maybe before, but who knows? — Trump has insisted he is pro-life. America learned otherwise with his recent remarks that a woman...
April 4, 2016 - 5:26pm
March 23, 2016
Column: What did you do to stop him, Daddy?
WASHINGTON — Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned the following: Trump can read a teleprompter; he finally got someone to write him a decent speech, which he was able to...
March 23, 2016 - 4:43pm
March 16, 2016
Column: Understanding the Islamic State
MIAMI BEACH — One wouldn’t call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric that is either too cautious or too rash. It shouldn’t be difficult to discern which is which. Obama,...
March 16, 2016 - 9:43pm