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Thoughts can become action

A few New Rockford residents have inquired about the United State Flag that is being flown with blue field down in my yard. In article 4 of the U.S....

 

Liberty in 2021: It's common sense

On January 10, 1776, impassioned Americans – from the streets of the Colonies to private meetings in taverns – were moved by an anonymous...

 
 By Daryl Cagle    Opinion    January 25, 2021 

Big tech, right wing media and cartoonist logic

While the mainstream media is rightfully focused on the second impeachment of President Trump and the assault on the Capitol, right wing media is obsessed with “Freedom of Speech.” Right wing...

 

Opinion: "The media" is not your enemy

Let me get this straight. The news media in America are no better than the “Good Germans”. You know, the ones that remained silent out of fear...

 

Opinion: Capitol riots weren't about race

Why should we be surprised that at a time when everything is supposed to be about race, from the skin color of certain newspaper editors forced to...

 

The Political Class: At war with each other and on the rest of us

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible," President John F. Kennedy said in a 1962 speech, "will make violent revolution inevitable." Nearly 60 years later, two warring groups within the...

 

Longing for authenticity, even if it's fake

The older I get, the more I am turning into my father. You see, the world makes less sense to me every day. My fellow man puzzles me more every day....

 

COVID-19 isn't the whole pandemic story

Vaccines are the hot topic right now, as they should be. I believe effective vaccines will go a long way toward helping control spread of the...

 

The picture of health in America is not so rosy

For end-of-the-year columns, it’s customary to recap the events of the past 12 months, usually highlighting a mix of the good and the bad. Because this year has been dominated by health, in...

 

Letter to the Editor: January 11, 2021

Only a minority ignore the city's ordinances concerning pets and parking but enough to be annoying. Pets in city limits must be on a leash, kennel, or in a fenced yard. So why am I often seeing dog...

 

Faith and hope will bring us out of this tumultuous year

The zeros in 2020 symbolized by rolls of toilet paper—doesn’t that sum it up? Isn’t it great that we are at the END of it? Yes, the end of 2020 is a plus, but it’s not the good news of these...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    January 4, 2021

Is profanity in the ear of the beholder?

In case you (expletives deleted) missed the marketing campaign, on January 5 the noble public servants at Netflix will launch a six-episode series, "H...

 

The Brick: Enrollment equation is getting worse

When Professor Elwyn Robinson wrote his comprehensive history of North Dakota in the 1950s, he coined a phrase that stuck. He called it the “too...

 

Three things that kept me sane this year

The end of this sad, strange, historic and transformative year is almost upon us. And like a lot of you, I found myself burrowing into ritual, structure, and obligatory loaves of sourdough to fill up...

 

Viruses and responses differ. Human nature doesn't.

The way my siblings and I responded to my family's chicken-pox outbreak in 1973 may shed light on Americans' responses to COVID-19 in 2020. I was abou...

 

Tips to help manage holiday stress during COVID-19

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress levels are rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous disruptions in our daily lives. The American Psychological Association recently reported...

 

Retailers stepping up in more ways than one

Despite the grim economic news, the V-shaped economic recovery President Donald Trump has talked about may soon be a reality. The news that several...

 

All I want for Christmas is the new vaccine!

Now that we are well into the month of December, my three teenage daughters have provided me with their extensive Christmas lists – both electronic...

 

Letter to the Editor: Fear is the Real Virus

The public response to the COVID-19 virus has been more harmful to society than the virus itself. It is reported that COVID-19 has caused 281,000+ deaths in the U.S. To have a better understanding of...

 

Can you guess Santa's biggest regrets?

We all know Santa Claus as a “right jolly old elf,” but the man carries a well-stocked bag of regrets. He recently sat down with me to list some...

 

Covid grinch can't steal our Christmas.

Sorry, COVID-19, but you're not going to stop our Christmas cheer this year. You remind me of the Dr. Seuss Christmas classic, "How the Grinch Stole C...

 

Lessons from the inbox of divisiveness and unity

I collect my hate mail. Not because it makes me angry or because I want to obsess over it. It’s just so interesting and I want to understand it. I receive a lot of emails in response to columns,...

 

Can you believe the EPA is 50?

It may be the sort of birthday where someone shouts, “50 candles blazing on the cake? Are you crazy? Why don’t we just fill a pinata with cow...

 

Finding the good in our grief with Charlie Brown

Good grief. It surprised me how sad I was that "A Charlie Brown Christmas" would no longer air on broadcast television. I felt like I'd lost a chunk...

 

White Americans and the civil rights movement

People might get tired of stories about my father Ted and his summer in Mississippi. They might roll their eyes when I, once again, write about how...

 

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