A consensus is emerging that, while he is endowed with an alert and studious mind and can articulate his thoughts well, Barack Obama is not ...Read More »
What is going on in American politics and culture?
Black Lives Matter. Micro-aggressions. Syrian refugees. Donald Trump up. Jeb Bush down. Barack Obama fading out like Jimmy Carter did in 1979. To me, America ...Read More »
‘Go Set a Watchman’ in Minnesota?
History is already history and will not change. What we do from here on out is up to us.Read More »
At Legislature, progressive politics at last
Members of both the Senate and the House were amenable to substantive and intellectual give and take in executing their public trust.Read More »
Squaring the budget circle
From a nonpartisan perspective, the parties differ over two concepts: what is a surplus and what is an investment.Read More »
Minnesota businesses: Why not try to do better?
A well-documented, easy-to-access, data bank would clear up misconceptions about the positive contributions of business and provide citizens a benchmark for their assessments of how valuable a business really is or is not to the community.Read More »
Magna Carta still means something today
We in Minnesota should always put first and foremost the ideal of Magna Carta and justice through the Rule of Law.Read More »
In education, don’t follow the money
Finding a workable way forward toward better educational outcomes is possible but that doing so demands reframing the question.Read More »
Islamic extremism as idolatry
It is up to Muslims to conform their faithful to high standards of equity, mercy and compassion just as it is up to Christians not to let their churches become sanctuaries for violence and injusticeRead More »
Politics as work, not ideological posturing
Perhaps we have stumbled upon a return to politics as work, not as some truncated form of religiosity in secular guise where standing on principle is the be-all and end-all of representative governance.Read More »