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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Tough night on ice
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Estrich commentary: How to get in to the next step
Letter: Does Trump want to take our rights away?
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 14, 2013
Commentary: President Obama: The audacity of freedom
By EJ Dionne WASHINGTON — President Obama is a freer man than he has been at any point in his presidency. He is free from the need to save an economy close to collapse, from illusions that Republicans in Congress would work with him readily, from the threat of a rising tea party...
February 14, 2013 - 1:00am
June 29, 2012
Commentary: A big win for Obama -- and for John Roberts
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's decision upholding the health care law is not only a huge victory for President Obama but also a moment of leadership for Chief Justice John Roberts. The court's mixed verdict could create problems, notably in its weakening of the law's Medicaid provisions...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 25, 2012
Commentary: Has conservative court now become activist court?
E.J. Dionne's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Commentary: Obama has to keep the focus on bad alternative
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Commentary: Romney cannot make up his mind on Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney was against Bill Clinton before he was for him. There was Romney, campaigning Tuesday in Iowa, praising the nation's last Democratic president and casting him as far superior to the current incumbent. "Almost a generation ago, Bill Clinton announced that...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2012
Commentary: The freedom to legislate from the judicial bench
WASHINGTON -- Three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law demonstrated for all to see that conservative justices are prepared to act as an alternative legislature, diving deeply into policy details as if they were members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
December 22, 2011
Commentary: Iowa's still a bookie's nightmare
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Is Rick Santorum the next non-Romney to emerge from the pack? Could he conceivably win Iowa? That these are plausible questions tells you all you need to know about the unsettled nature of the Republican presidential contest -- particularly here, the state whose...
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Commentary: Jon Huntsman appears to be the most consistent
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- Since all things seem possible in the Republican presidential contest, is there another turn coming that could benefit Jon Huntsman? That would be the former Utah governor polling nationally at 3.2 percent, according to Wednesday's Real Clear Politics average...
December 16, 2011 - 12:00am
October 31, 2011
Commentary: Republicans begin to worry as political narrative turns
WASHINGTON -- We may be reaching an inflection point, the moment when the terms of the political argument change decisively. Three indicators: An important speech by Rep. Paul Ryan, the increasingly sharp tone of President Obama's rhetoric, and the success of Occupy Wall Street in...
October 31, 2011 - 12:00am
September 15, 2011
Commentary: The GOP's establishment is really missing in action
WASHINGTON -- The Republican establishment is said to have grave qualms about Gov. Rick Perry. Here's the problem: There is no Republican establishment. It squandered its authority by building up the tea party's brigades and then fearing them too much to do anything to check their...
September 15, 2011 - 12:00am
August 26, 2011
Commentary: His Libya policy worked, but Obama's still chastised
WASHINGTON -- You have to ask: If unemployment were now at 6 percent, would President Obama be getting pummeled for not having us back to full employment already? The question comes to mind in the wake of the Libyan rebels' successes against Moammar Gaddafi.
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
June 16, 2011
Commentary: Going far enough to make Bachmann 'mainstream'
WASHINGTON -- Perhaps I should thank the current crop of Republican presidential candidates for providing me with an experience I never, ever expected to have: During this week's debate in New Hampshire, I had a moment of nostalgia for George W. Bush. Let me say quickly that this...
June 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 17, 2011
Commentary: It's now a war over E2I2
WASHINGTON -- Welcome to the war over E2I2. The great budget battle of Bill Clinton's presidency was waged around a slightly different set of initials, also inspired by the "Star Wars" character R2D2.
February 17, 2011 - 12:00am
February 7, 2011
Commentary: Lessons in our Egypt moment
WASHINGTON -- In light of the history-shaking events on the streets of Cairo, it's not surprising that a truly remarkable development slipped through the news cycle with barely a nod. On a unanimous voice vote recently, the Senate passed a resolution co-sponsored by John Kerry and...
February 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
Commentary: Militarization of conservative rhetoric
WASHINGTON -- The slaughter in Tucson hasn't shaken us out of bad political habits. Instead of promoting a sober conversation about the dangers of violent political talk, it has reinforced divisions between left and right.
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am