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Illinois exemplifies fiscal foolishness of government

August 12, 2016 CHICAGO — Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican Go. more »»

Payment to Iran for hostages equals ransom

August 10, 2016 You’ve probably heard the very old riddle: When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar. An updated version might go like this: When is a ransom not a ransom? When the Obama administration says it isn’t. more »»

The sinking fantasy that Trump would defend the Constitution

August 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast, many Republicans rationalize supporting Donald Trump because of “the court. more »»

Finding your significance

August 8, 2016 By DANIEL J. PAUL For The Daily News It is something you cannot touch, smell, taste, or hear. There is no monetary value that one can place on it. It cannot be seen, but is hidden in one’s psyche. more »»

The new 'Ben Hur'

August 5, 2016 Since Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” grossed more than $600 million worldwide, Hollywood has slowly begun to look at faith-based movies as a way to fatten their bottom... more »»

Taking substance abuse seriously

August 5, 2016 I am writing in response to Dr. Alexis Whaley’s guest column in June. more »»

Who needs transportation?

August 3, 2016 When I’m away a long time, I usually can’t wait to get home and open the door — not to the house but to the car. Outside, hot air pounds down on all non-cactus living things. more »»

Hillary against Hillary

August 2, 2016 Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for... more »»

How entangled with Russia is Trump?

August 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump’s Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich,... more »»

Email leak outs DNC

July 28, 2016 Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee — with promises of more to come — we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive,... more »»

The campaign challenge that lies ahead for Clinton

July 27, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? “Not at all. more »»

A wall too high for the GOP?

July 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. more »»

Running mate Pence salt to Trump’s pepper

July 20, 2016 The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and... more »»

Director offers insight on services done by DICSA

July 19, 2016 By SANDIE ESSENDRUP Executive Director Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency Sometimes one of the challenges of a non-profit organization is getting the word out about what you do in a community. more »»

Comey has history of letting the Clintons off

July 18, 2016 By NAT HENTOFF and NICK HENTOFF Cato Institute When James Comey announced his decision not to recommend the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for the misuse of classified information, it was not his... more »»

Veterans deserve more funding for services

July 15, 2016 By MICHAEL MILLER Director, Office of Veterans Affairs After last Monday’s County Board meeting, many veterans felt hopeful. more »»

Running into racism in Iron Mountain

July 14, 2016 By JULIO LEDESMA This is not a cry for help, a plea for attention, or a request for an apology. I am a visitor here in Iron Mountain. more »»

Need to recognize the humanity in all lives

July 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness. These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. more »»

Too many U.P. children exposed to drugs in womb

July 11, 2016 By CHERIE FILA Coordinator Dickinson-Iron Early On In response to recent editorials regarding drug use in Dickinson and Iron counties, I would like to offer the following facts and concerns: Drug us... more »»



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