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Kraus-Anderson earns Governor's Safety Award
Barta returns to Bemidji State
Lynx remain perfect with win over Stars
Rays' 15th-inning blasts sink Twins
Kisner earns one-shot win at Dean & Deluca Invitational
Feng limps to one-stroke LPGA victory despite two late bogeys
Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win Indy 500
Vernon Vanden Berg
Adren "Ade" Mann
Myrtle "Elaine" Miller
John Ted Iverson
LIBRARY CORNER: Ready for summer at the Library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Making a case for wood ticks
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
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
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
May 5, 2015
Rich Lowry: A Great Society failure
President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what’s wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don’t care enough. Not only is this attitude high handed, it rests on a flagrantly erroneous premise. President...
May 5, 2015 - 12:19am
April 27, 2015
Rich Lowry: A sucker by design
When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks, the world should listen. He has a much keener sense of the direction of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program than the president of the United States, and is evidently much more forthright about it. When the Iranians and the United States...
April 27, 2015 - 11:48pm
April 21, 2015
Rich Lowry: Death as a taxable event
Prepare for the rise of the landed nobility. Democracy as we’ve known it was nice while it lasted, but House Republicans have signaled the beginning of its end with a vote to repeal the estate tax. Or so you would believe, based on the hysterics on the left over the proposed end...
April 21, 2015 - 12:16am
April 13, 2015
Rich Lowry: Rand Paul’s uncertain trumpet
Who would have thought back in 2010 when Rand Paul won election to the Senate as a libertarian champion that the first media blowup in a Paul presidential campaign wouldn’t be over his past support for privatizing Social Security, or his misgivings over the 1964 Civil Rights Act,...
April 13, 2015 - 11:37pm
April 7, 2015
Rich Lowry: Christianity created the modern world
Perhaps the most important event in Western history occurred on the road to Damascus, when Saul of Tarsus fell to the ground and converted from a persecutor of Christians to a believer himself. His writings as the Apostle Paul make him arguably, as Larry Siedentop writes in his new...
April 7, 2015 - 12:55am
March 31, 2015
Rich Lowry: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a hero for our time
Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. She’s a fierce advocate for women’s rights....
March 31, 2015 - 1:13am
March 24, 2015
Rich Lowry: Don’t confirm Loretta Lynch
An unanswerable question hangs over the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general: Is Republican opposition to her more racist or sexist? As an African-American woman, Lynch represents a gloriously double-barreled opportunity to accuse Republicans of sub-rosa hatreds. The...
March 24, 2015 - 1:01am
March 16, 2015
Rich Lowry: Tom Cotton’s truth bomb
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton hasn’t been frog-marched from the Russell Senate Office Building — yet. To believe the Arkansan’s harshest critics, that’s only because felonious traitors don’t get the punishment they deserve. Cotton wrote an open letter to the leaders of Iran...
March 16, 2015 - 11:18pm
March 10, 2015
Rich Lowry: Return of the Clinton scandals
The grim forced march to a Hillary Clinton coronation just got a little grimmer. The Hillary email scandal — on top of the revelation of continuing foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state — is a nice reminder for Democrats about what they are...
March 10, 2015 - 12:54am
March 3, 2015
Rich Lowry: A shameful witch hunt
Let the climate inquisition begin. The ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, Raul Grijalva of Arizona, has written to seven universities about seven researchers who harbor impure thoughts about climate change. One of the targets is Steven Hayward, an author and...
March 3, 2015 - 12:46am
February 23, 2015
Rich Lowry: Politics is something you learn by doing
Scott Walker belongs to an embattled minority that happens to be most of the population. The root of this paradox is that Walker is an outlier among the political class in not having graduated from college, at the same time that a solid two-thirds of the country lacks a four-year...
February 23, 2015 - 11:59pm
February 9, 2015
Rich Lowry: The return of evil
Where is Chris Kyle when you need him? The late hero of the movie “American Sniper” made no apology for killing as many members of al-Qaida in Iraq, the precursor of ISIS, as he could get in his rifle sights. After the burning alive of a captured Jordanian pilot, who would object...
February 9, 2015 - 10:30pm
February 2, 2015
Rich Lowry: The Kochs ride again
It was interesting while it lasted, but the 2016 election is officially “bought.” The purchasers are the Koch brothers, and the price, a cool $889 million. The news that the network organized by David and Charles Koch plans to spend roughly $900 million in the 2016 cycle has...
February 2, 2015 - 11:49pm
January 12, 2015
Rich Lowry: The crisis of free speech
The message of the Paris terrorists couldn’t have been clearer. They didn’t target the instruments of state power, the military or the police. They didn’t target the representatives of the state, its elected officials. They targeted cartoonists. They targeted, in other words,...
January 12, 2015 - 11:01pm
January 5, 2015
Rich Lowry: Year of the fainting couch
The fainting couch doesn’t have the same cachet it did in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it should be more in demand than at any time since the age of corsets and delicate sensibilities. To put it in Victorian terms, 2014 had a case of the vapors. It was all aflutter....
January 5, 2015 - 10:49pm