Primary endangers voter privacy, participation

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With the New Hampshire primary and the Iowa caucuses finally counted, the 2020 presidential primary season is in full swing. The Democratic front-runners look to be Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Following closely behind is our state’s own Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden trail farther behind. Donald Trump, with no major

Senators deliver crown: All hail, King Donald!

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Like fawning courtiers, U.S. Senators just handed over a crown: All hail, King Donald! That impeachment nontrial was a very dark day for America. The jaw-dropping moment of the farce came when Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz flailed his arms like a wind-up toy in his pretzel logic, which goes like this: In the Ukraine scheme, Trump was merely trying

Impeachment deserves a fair hearing

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During the last few months, our country has been in the middle of a process of historical significance, the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Beginning with the revelations about military aid to Ukraine and a July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelesnky, further developments have embroiled the Trump Administration in an investigation of massive proportions. While it is

St. Cloud State dropped the ball on sports gender equity

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When St. Cloud State University announced last month it was dropping football, fans, students, athletes and alums debated the wisdom of that move as a strategy to save money and work toward gender equity in sports. Many universities tie their branding to high-profile, successful teams, but the debate over football misses a more important point: the university has failed miserably

Is climate change coming? It’s here!

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Sometimes, when I hear the words “climate change,” I laugh. I laugh not because climate change is funny; it’s the unfunniest topic of all. I laugh because some people choose to ignore what’s happening right in front of their noses. That is part of the humor in a true story brother-in-law Kurt told me years ago. One scorching summer afternoon,