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August 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Coming home to America
We use the word "democracy" so easily, nearly forgetting what it means and what it meant to this nation. It is about self-determination, having a voice in the decisions and directions of the country and therefore your own life and the lives of loved ones.
August 24, 2018 - 10:30am
August 14, 2018
Reader Opinion: Labor Day should focus on laborers
In the Tuesday, July 31 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch, I saw a full-page ad on the last page of the sport section asking for businesses to reserve space in the Progress Edition of the paper for Labor Day. I might be a stickler for details but shouldn't Labor Day be about the celebration...
August 14, 2018 - 8:30am
August 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: Part and whole
Distinctions are important to understanding and it is not always easy to make distinctions, especially when important issues are being discussed. Broad generalizations like saying all Christians are good or bad, or all politicians are bad or good, or all police are good or bad. We...
August 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
July 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Calm voice of reason
Part of the saving grace of a democracy when it is functioning is that, out of the many competing voices there was always at least one calm voice of reason. Even though that voice did not feed either side of the issue or contribute to the chaos, it was allowed room to be heard and...
July 29, 2018 - 2:30am
July 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: National direction
We all wonder about the direction of our nation, especially in view of current events that seem to shake the foundations of what we thought this nation was about. The answers can seem to be very complex and are often presented as beyond our comprehension, but there is a way to cut...
July 20, 2018 - 6:30am
July 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Of primary importance
Primary things are the first things one should focus on or do because everything after that is based on what happened in that beginning stage. Elections are based on a similar process. People choose to become candidates for an office and begin a campaign, sometimes with party support...
July 11, 2018 - 7:30am
July 4, 2018
Reader Opinion: Picking a scab
Somehow, we remain stuck in the 2016 election, replaying it with "what if" and "it just was not right" and justifying explanations like "it must have been a foreign conspiracy." Meanwhile, Trump is the president and the nation and the world have to deal with that reality as much as...
July 4, 2018 - 7:30am
June 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: Community
We all understand community and how important it is to our sense of connection and well-being. We also understand what happens when we lose that sense of community.
June 27, 2018 - 7:30am
June 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: Above the law
The president can pardon himself? What happened to that oft quoted idea of "a government of laws and not of men"?
June 6, 2018 - 9:30am
May 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Human shields
In order to show our devotion to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which seems to have taken on an air of sacredness for a very vocal and well-funded minority, we are told we must sacrifice our children at an increasing and alarming rate—more children than the number...
May 23, 2018 - 9:30am
April 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: A taxing time
It is tax time, the time when we reinvest in the system that sustains us. It is the structure that provides an organized means to allow us the security and dependability to operate in our lives with basic assurance that it will all work. Part of the concept is to have a society in...
April 20, 2018 - 8:30am
March 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Resurrection
Easter, spring, coming back to life. It is a time for rebirth and resurrection. It is a time to attend to that thing you had almost taken for dead and breathe life back into it, or to watch as the natural forces do that. It is a time to find out what made it through the winter—the...
March 29, 2018 - 9:30am
March 21, 2018
Reader Opinion: Guns: America's sacred cows
A sacred cow is defined as "an idea, custom, or institution held, especially unreasonably, to be above criticism". Guns appear to be our sacred cow.
March 21, 2018 - 9:30am
February 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Responsibility
Responsibility: The ability to respond. One of the hallmarks of a civilized society, i.e. a democratic society, is that the government is responsive to the needs of its citizens. We clearly do not have such a government. If you still need convincing, the latest bout of gun violence...
February 23, 2018 - 8:30am
February 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: Rick Nolan
It is not only with personal sadness that I received the announcement of Rick Nolan's decision to retire at the end of his current term, but also sadness for the nation, Minnesota and the 8th Congressional District. He has served long and well. If you look at the legacy of Jim Oberstar...
February 16, 2018 - 7:30am