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LIBRARY CORNER: Ready for summer at the Library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Making a case for wood ticks
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SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
Intermediate Watercolors class with Jane Freeman
Young Songwriters Workshop set for June 17
Season tickets for 2017-18 BSO season
Cass Lake Bena student wins Congressional Art Competition
‘Color of Life’ exhibit at library
Public celebration at Big Bog
FISH TALES: Pam Johnson on Lake Winnie
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Warmer temps should lead to better bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: House sparrows and European starlings are hardy survivors
New upgrades at Norway Beach campgrounds
Torry's Van Benefit
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tanner left an indelible mark on many lives
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
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January 10, 2014
Joe Gandelman: Invasion of the political media body snatchers
(Sigh.) And so we see another example of a cable political personality’s previous branding bite the dust. Another apology. Another brand altered. This time it was MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, the writer and political science professor at Tulane University. When her weekend show...
January 10, 2014 - 12:13am
December 20, 2013
Stanley Crouch: De Blasio, Christie and our children
Now that Reps. Paul Ryan and John Boehner have begun to stand up to the outside financial interests that pushed the GOP into a failed shutdown of Washington, a new sun has risen for the elephants that lost their way while marching to the orders of big money. Those threatening bucks...
December 20, 2013 - 11:44pm
November 8, 2013
Diana West: To win, GOP must seek every married, middle-income voter
Dear Prospective Conservative Republican Candidates: Today’s column offers strategic tips that can’t possibly be worse than the ones "political consultants" charge you big bucks for. Even better, these are free. Everything a conservative needs to win state and national elections...
November 8, 2013 - 11:43pm
Stanley Crouch: A ray of hope for the two party system
Many things are happening in our nation, and all of them are about as far from good as they are from bad. We have to grow beyond comic-book versions of our lives, based on overstatement, distortion and loud colors. Reading between the lines is not all that is demanded of the...
November 8, 2013 - 11:40pm
November 7, 2013
Bob Franken: Over our heads
It is a sad commentary on humans (full disclosure: I am one) that we are too often guided by selfish interests to the exclusion of the general community. Putting it another way, No Man Isn’t an Island. In the political world, in particular, there are countless examples. Where,...
November 7, 2013 - 11:55pm
October 23, 2013
Joe Gandelman: The center fights back
Is America's center rising again? It certainly seems that way. After months of looking as if it was being prepared for embalming by a political mortician, several things have happened. American voters, the Republican establishment and Wall Street got a harrowing glimpse of how the...
October 23, 2013 - 11:38pm
October 19, 2013
Ian Bremmer: The selfishness in Congress is far from over
When I write about our new G-Zero world, I am describing an international phenomenon: a global environment in which no power or group of powers can sustainably set an international agenda. The global community, used to orienting itself around a collection of U.S.-led powers, has fallen...
October 19, 2013 - 10:52pm
October 2, 2013
Will Durst: Senator Ahab is a Sneetch
There no longer lies any shame in obsession. Monomania reigns supreme in this country. Along with twerking. Once a month the local news features sports fans who have turned entire houses into shrines to their favorite team. We all know the conspiracy guy with his bootleg...
October 2, 2013 - 11:57pm
Bob Franken: Unhealthy politics
That was a nice touch. After President Barack Obama called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for the first conversation between leaders of the two countries since 1979, he said goodbye in Farsi. Maybe he should call a tea-party leader and do the same thing in Crazy. After all,...
October 2, 2013 - 11:54pm
September 14, 2013
Jim Hightower: How about making scientifically challenged politicians accountable for their inaction on climate change?
Environmental groups tend to be a bit grim-faced. That's understandable since they're constantly confronting industrial uglies that range somewhere between awful and apocalyptic. So it's a treat when one of them turns impishly playful, as a group of climate change activists called...
September 14, 2013 - 2:20am
August 3, 2013
Mike Reagan: Evil never sleeps
Rush Limbaugh fielded a phone call the other day that even he couldn’t answer. "What’s happened to the country I live in?" asked the frustrated woman. "And what do we do now?" The Great Rushbo was understandably flustered. Coming up with a cure for what ails America...
August 3, 2013 - 3:29am
May 21, 2013
Tina Dupuy: Complicated week for conservatives
In the now-infamous "47 Percent" video secretly captured during a Mitt Romney fundraising speech, the GOP hopeful gleefully mentioned Jimmy Carter’s Iran Hostage Crisis moment and admitted, "By the way, if something of that nature presents itself, I will work to find a way to take...
May 21, 2013 - 11:08pm
May 7, 2013
Stanley Crouch: A nation tired of paranoia and lies
When things are especially harrowing, we hope that our leaders can take us to the truth. If we are unlucky, they will instead feed us paranoia and lies. Only in retrospect do we usually know the difference. It was not so long ago that J. Edgar Hoover held sway, when Richard Nixon...
May 7, 2013 - 11:17pm
April 2, 2013
Tom Purcell: A political dropout confesses
After feeling guilty of late for losing interest in America’s political landscape, I decided to go to confession. “Father, forgive me, for I have sinned. Like so many low-information voters, I am having trouble maintaining interest in what is going on in Washington.” “Explain,...
April 2, 2013 - 11:30pm
March 23, 2013
Doug Patton: Red State governors should be careful what they wish for
Recently, Republican Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Terry Branstad of Iowa appealed to those wanting to flee liberal California. “Move your business to our state,” they implore. “We’ll welcome you with open arms here.” They should be careful what they wish for. When my...
March 23, 2013 - 9:40pm