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Excerpts from recent newspaper editorials in the world: On leprosy compensation: Measures should be taken as soon as possible to aid former South Korean and Taiwanese leprosy sufferers who were segregated in leprosariums during Japan's colonial rule of the regions. The government has said it will consider a comprehensive relief package for these former leprosy sufferers.
The Tribune inadvertantly published an outdated letter written by Dick Lindahl in Tuesday's newspaper. The Tribune apoligizes for the error.
I'd like to comment on Associated Press writer Patrick Condon's report of the pastors' summit meeting held in Eden Prairie on Nov. 10. First of all, Condon's characterization of the marriage amendment is somewhat misleading. He calls it a "ban on gay marriage." To my knowledge the word "ban" is not used in the language of the amendment. The use of the word "ban" seems to indicate disallowing something that has already been allowed. Gay marriage has never been allowed in Minnesota. Lawful marriage in Minnesota has always been a man and a woman.
We have heard that our tech teacher Jason Hultgren or, as we like to call him, Mr. Hultgren, will be making a trip to Iraq. And no words can express how proud we are of him. We will miss him greatly. And we think we couldn't have had a better tech teacher. He is always happy and is a real good role model for kids. He is the person who can brighten up a bad day, just like that. I am sure we agree when we say that Roosevelt Elementary School, Willmar, and the entire United States are lucky to have you. You are not just a good teacher but an absolutely fabulous person. On behalf of Mrs.
WASHINGTON -- Mr. President, it won't work this time. With a Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll finding 57 percent of Americans agreeing that George W. Bush "deliberately misled people to make the case for war with Iraq," the president clearly needs to tend to his credibility problems. But his partisan attacks on the administration's critics in a Veterans Day speech last week will only add to his troubles. Bush was not subtle. He said that anyone accusing his administration of having "manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people" was giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
William F. Buckley, a founder of contemporary conservatism, once said he "would rather live in a society governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory than in one governed by the 2,000 members of the Harvard faculty." Since saying that, conservatism has gone from a fringe movement to the dominant ideology of American political life. It now controls two branches of the federal government and is about to add the third -- the Supreme Court. Alas for Buckley, Harvard still rules.
WASHINGTON -- After winning, at the relatively tender age of 51, a third Senate term in 2004 with 55 percent of Wisconsin's vote, five points better than John Kerry's winning percentage, and carrying 27 of the 45 Wisconsin counties that President Bush carried, Russ Feingold went to play golf -- on a public course, this fastidious populist stresses -- in Greenville, Ala. That town might hereafter be known as the birthplace of Feingold's epiphany.
SAN DIEGO -- People are busy talking about what this country is going to look like in a few years when a cohort of 78 million Americans acquire a title they never wanted: senior citizen. Hippies who turned into yuppies are about to turn into golden oldies. Just what I wanted to hear: more about the baby boomers. USA Today recently wrapped up a series on aging in America that touched on everything from life expectancy to saving for retirement to long-term health care issues.
SAN DIEGO -- Many nativeborn Americans worry that their jobs are headed to India or China, that globalization is destroying the working class, that the country's best days are behind it, and that the future is filled with doom.
Today is Veterans Day 2005. As the United States observes this day, 25 million veterans along with the rest of our citizens continue enjoying America's precious freedom. America has a long history of honoring those brave veterans -- the men and women who fought in defense of our country. The tradition began with Gen. George Washington, who told the nation of the "debt of gratitude ...