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Editorials

Dollars and values

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was talking Sunday about plans for passing the trillions of dollars in infrastructure funding and President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” program. Pelosi promised that the $1 trillion infrastructure bill would pass this week, and that the $3.5 trillion ...

Vaccinations for kids

Pfizer, the company that produces one of the major COVID-19 vaccines, announced this week that its vaccine will work on children aged 5 to 12, and that it will seek approval from the government to begin offering vaccinations to children. The Pfizer vaccine is administered at smaller doses for ...

We’re caught between high stakes negotiations

Some mighty high-stakes poker is being played in our nation’s capital these days, with the nation’s fiscal future hanging in the balance. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to approve a federal debt limit and funding continuation plan that would allow the government to remain ...

Without the UN, what?

Over the years we have been critical of the United Nations for a variety of reasons. It has often been hamstrung in times of crisis; it has often catered to dictatorships and tyrants; it has made a mockery of human rights issues by putting some of the worst offending nations on commissions ...

Haiti no place to send refugees

The U.S. is in the process of deporting thousands of Haitian refugees who have gathered at the Texas border, sending them back to a country that has little to offer them. Haiti is the western hemisphere’s poorest nation. It has been ravaged by major earthquakes not once, but twice in the ...

Concerns for Minneapolis

Early voting began Friday in Minneapolis for the city’s charter amendments. Among them is the question of whether to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety. Whether this question passes or not, Minneapolis needs to do something about its crime ...