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Minnesota congressman pressed about Trump at spirited but mostly civil town hall forum
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
GOP increases moves to boost punishment for highway protests
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
Murdock teens injured in Benson crash
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
May 5, 2014
Commentary: The Sterling affair’s real winners
SAN DIEGO — Are we enlightened now? Does anyone believe that Americans are better off now than they were before they heard the peculiar racial...
May 5, 2014 - 2:00am
July 2, 2012
Commentary: A bipartisan approach to insulting all Latinos
SAN DIEGO -- The political parties don't know much about Latinos -- except perhaps how to insult them.
July 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Commentary: Hispanics are not buying Mitt
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June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Commentary: Obama is not telling the truth on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- When I said recently that President Obama has a habit of not being truthful about his immigration record, an angry Obama supporter demanded that I give specifics. There are so many examples that it's tough to keep track. We can add a few more to the list thanks to an...
April 4, 2012 - 5:00am
Commentary: We Americans should watch politics south of the border
SAN DIEGO -- Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said recently that her biggest regret from her time in the George W. Bush administration is that she didn't focus more on our backyard. "I think the thing that I'd most like to do over is some of the aspects of the relationship...
February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Commentary: Sometimes a good country can take a bad choice turn
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January 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 19, 2012
Commentary: Is Rubio the magic elixir that Republicans think?
SAN DIEGO -- Republicans think that Marco Rubio is a sort of magic elixir that can instantly cure what ails them. And what is this ailment? It's the fact that many Latinos -- especially Mexicans and Mexican-Americans who represent more than two-thirds of the Hispanic population --...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Commentary: Gingrich is wrong on English
SAN DIEGO -- This Christmas, someone should give Newt Gingrich the one gift he really needs: a filter. I have praised Gingrich on issues ranging from immigration to Social Security. But I wonder, how could someone so intelligent have such a knack for saying things that are so in...
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
Commentary: Some Cuban-Americans can lack a little bit of humility
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Commentary: Obama is working a sting on Latino voters in America
SAN DIEGO -- In "The Sting," a classic 1973 film about a pair of con men, each chapter is introduced with an old-fashioned title card such as "The Set-Up" or "The Hook." To really understand the elaborate con job that President Obama is pulling on Latino voters over the immigration...
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Commentary: Republicans need to get serious about immigration
SAN DIEGO -- So now we know that, when the subject is immigration, Republicans can't take a joke. Just look at what happened with the moat. During his immigration speech in El Paso, President Obama insisted that his administration has answered the concerns of those who want tighter...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 13, 2011
Commentary: Real change from Obama will require more courage
SAN DIEGO -- This being soccer season, it's appropriate that many Latinos see President Obama and the promise of immigration reform like Lucy and the futbol. This week, in El Paso, Obama again pledged to fix a broken system but not without an assist from Republicans. And again, he...
May 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
Commentary: Racism with a bite
SAN DIEGO -- Real women eat tacos. A reader demands to know when I'm going to stop writing about "this so-called phony racist (expletive) that Latinos are being discriminated against." Maybe when we no longer have to put up with stories like that of 17-year-old Domonique Ramirez,...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 16, 2011
Commentary: New Mexico's plan to check status upon arrest is right
SAN DIEGO -- Liberals have come up with a new joke: "How do you say 'Jan Brewer' in Spanish?" Answer: "Susana Martinez." Frankly, I don't see the resemblance. Brewer, the Republican governor of Arizona, is someone despised by Latinos for polluting the immigration debate with untruths...
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 7, 2011
Commentary: Going rogue in America on police and immigration
SAN DIEGO -- Did I ever tell you about the time that a police chief who organized an immigration sweep had his alibi unravel? It was 1997, and I was a reporter at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. In the suburb of Chandler, hundreds of illegal immigrants and U.S.-born Hispanics were...
February 7, 2011 - 12:00am