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Records published Oct. 1
Fall bulbs bring May flowers
Across 50 years, bond with patients is constant feature of Rice dialysis program
Willmar council to act Monday on polling places, judges
County to hold hearing on tax abatement for New London hotel project
Moore leads Lynx over Mercury
Breaking into the win column
Gophers' goals require Big Ten road wins
Roundup: Benson tennis team downs LQPV/DB
Vikings' Munnerlyn loves Beckham's passion
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
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Alec Baldwin is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ new Donald Trump
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Donald E. Miller
Lenore Jensen Johnson
Loisa Day Rhode
Homer I. Haug
Cartoonist Opinion for Oct. 1
Eugene Robinson: Clinton delivers a Trump beat-down
Ed Downey letter: Baker's broadband plan flawed
Nancy Chamberlain letter: Sawatzky will work for Kandiyohi County
EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Timothy Huber pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2011 shooting death of teacher
July 29, 2009
Commentary: Why would anyone try to tackle health care?
When the Pulitzer committee called to say that I had won the Prize for being the only syndicated columnist, or for that matter touch-typist, who had not had an exclusive interview with Barack Obama, I was shocked.
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 7, 2009
Commentary: A specter of what could have been if Palin had won
In his novel "The Plot Against America," Philip Roth imagined that Charles Lindbergh, an isolationist and an anti-Semite (but a hell of a flyer), ran for president in 1940 and beat Franklin Roosevelt. In his novel "Fatherland," Robert Harris imagined a Britain that had succumbed to...
July 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Commentary: What if Cheney is right?
Blogger Alert: I have a written a column in defense of Dick Cheney. I know how upsetting this will be to some Cheney critics, and I count myself as one, who think -- in respectful paraphrase of what Mary McCarthy said about Lillian Hellman -- that everything he says is a lie. Yet...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Commentary: A litmus test that counts
As the time approaches for President Obama to choose a successor to Justice David Souter, the term "litmus test" will be heard throughout the land. The White House will deny applying any such thing, but the nominee will undoubtedly be chosen according to where she stands on abortion,...
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 7, 2009
Commentary: Sacrificing wealth in order to serve in our government
The recent headlines about Lawrence Summers had it all wrong. They announced with an implied breathlessness that he earned around $8 million last year -- much of it from the hedge fund D.E. Shaw. Here's what I would have written: "Man Takes More Than $7.9 Million Cut In Pay." Somewhere...
April 7, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Commentary: The mocker should also look in his own mirror
What Jon Stewart needs is Jon Stewart. He could use a droll comedian to temper his ferocity and correct him when he's wrong, as he was about the financial media, particularly CNBC and its excitable analyst Jim Cramer. They didn't cover up the story of financial shenanigans. They didn't...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Commentary: A new rage will impact America's landscape
Last weekend's book section of the Financial Times contained a capsule review of Stefan Zweig's "The Post Office Girl," a novel written in the aftermath of the First World War and just recently translated into English. This is an immensely good thing, but really why I mention Zweig...
March 5, 2009 - 12:00am
February 24, 2009
Commentary: Israel must look to first president for guidance
The day after the U.N. created the state of Israel, the country's first president, Chaim Weizmann, found time to work on his memoir, "Trial and Error." In it, he issued a warning to the Israeli leaders of today: "I am certain that the world will judge the Jewish state by what it will...
February 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 17, 2009
Commentary: The place to change must begin with the lobbyists
We might as well start with Judd Gregg because, in a way, he is at the heart of the problem. The first time I met him was in New Hampshire, during the 2000 Republican primary, when he came into the kitchen of a high school to tell me and another journalist that what we had just heard...
February 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Commentary: Good 'change' will include significant reform as well
The new Obama administration could use a rewind button. Hit it and we'd go back to those wonderful days of a couple of weeks ago when history was made, change was in the air and all of Washington tingled with anticipation. Now, though, we have one Cabinet nominee who did not pay all...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Commentary: Our past can be a bit scary for all
"The past is a different country. They do things differently there." So goes a very wise aphorism that needs to be applied to the current debate over whether those who authorized and used torture should be prosecuted. In the very different country called Sept. 11, 2001, the answer...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
Commentary: As the world waits for his arrival, the world keeps ...
By morning of this first day, even before he awoke, the overseas markets - the Nikkei, the DAX, the FTSE 100 - had moved and the world had changed. He kissed his wife and headed for the shower. While the water was running, the situation at Citigroup remained frightening, and when...
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Commentary: One mortgage illustrates America's record of greed
The French have the comely Marianne, the British have the fetching Britannia, and we have the welcoming Lady Liberty. May I now suggest, at least for the duration of the current recession, a new feminine emblem of our times: Marvene Halterman of Avondale, Ariz. At age 61, after 13...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 6, 2009
Commentary: Is this what childhood dreams should be?
Nearly a year ago, I was in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, where, on almost any day, you could see the current war coming. "The next Middle East war may start over Sderot," I wrote back then. I came by my prescience the hard way -- in a bomb shelter. That day, three Qassam rockets...
January 6, 2009 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Commentary: Someone should take action against Mugabe's position
What I would like to do -- not that you've asked -- is have a Predator drone circle over Robert Mugabe's luxurious villa until this monster of a dictator who has brought such misery to Zimbabwe runs screaming from his home and into the arms of his own people. What happens after that...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am