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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 13, 2015
Commentary: Carly Fiorina, a woman of accomplishment
When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. But there's another woman, a Republican, who will shortly vie for the top job. She is Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
April 13, 2015 - 1:52am
April 9, 2015
Commentary: The Iran framework: The devil is really Iran
Too bad the "framework" of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn't come four days earlier on April Fools' Day.
April 9, 2015 - 2:48am
April 3, 2015
Commentary: Indiana and the culture wars
If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don't serve pork?
April 3, 2015 - 1:00am
August 20, 2014
Commentary: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now...
August 20, 2014 - 1:00am
August 18, 2014
Commentary: Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy
Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide on Aug. 11, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams’ death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us from stories about...
August 18, 2014 - 1:00am
July 19, 2014
Letter: The antithesis of science
Cal Thomas’ “No denying climate change deniers in this new world,” is the antithesis of science. Thomas debunks climate change models without using any of the tools scientists use. As a columnist, Thomas uses ideology as his anti-science tool, simply because he’s naive when...
July 19, 2014 - 5:00am
June 6, 2014
Commentary: D-Day is dumb day for many
Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential,...
June 6, 2014 - 5:30am
May 8, 2014
Commentary: Supreme Court rules 5-4 on public meeting prayer
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians...
May 8, 2014 - 1:00am
May 6, 2014
Commentary: Gov. waste: Where does all of our money go
Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially...
May 6, 2014 - 12:10am
May 2, 2014
Commentary: Hillary’s ‘social gospel’ is good enough for Democrats
Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go. First, some history. Hoping to attract some Evangelical...
May 2, 2014 - 1:00am
April 15, 2014
Commentary: Sebelius is a scapegoat for Obama
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head....
April 15, 2014 - 2:00am
April 11, 2014
Commentary: Kerry’s folly
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East. Let me help: The peace process in the Middle...
April 11, 2014 - 1:00am
October 31, 2013
Letter: A questionable source of info?
In his commentary in the West Central Tribune on Oct. 23, Cal Thomas concludes that man-made climate change is fiction. He speaks of “junk science coming out of climate research circles” and likens this to a belief in 1930s Syria that toy yo-yos have an effect on the weather....
October 31, 2013 - 12:00am
August 15, 2013
Commentary: A constitutional cure for what ails us
A constitutional cure for what ails us By Cal Thomas When I studied the U.S. Constitution in school, I learned that for a bill to become law it first had to be introduced in either the House or the Senate. Today, a cynic might say for a bill to become law a member of Congress must...
August 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 13, 2013
Commentary: What’s your foreign policy, Mr. President?
By Cal Thomas “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” — Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983 President Reagan’s speech to the nation 30 years ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political aspirations...
August 13, 2013 - 6:30pm