Perhaps the unknown person in Duluth City Hall who created a “First Amendment Zone” in a parking lot outside Bentleyville was inspired by Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park.
Duluth News Tribune, 12/22/2012
I really wouldn’t want to be a top college administrator these days. Higher education is changing quickly, and there’s no clear evidence where it’s heading.
For the Budgeteer News, 12/08/2012
There’s no doubt the effort to define marriage as between a man and woman was the biggest issue on Minnesota ballots. Yes, defeat of the amendment still leaves a state law narrowly defining marriage, but that law should be overturned in the 2013 legislative session.
For the Budgeteer News, 11/25/2012
Here’s some post-election commentary written before the election was held. Because of the deadline for my column, this was written before votes were counted.
For the Budgeteer News, 11/12/2012
America needs all the marriages it can get. That’s one of several reasons Minnesotans should reject the effort to define marriage as strictly between a man and a woman and to put that definition in the state constitution.
For the Budgeteer News, 10/29/2012
The Minnesota Supreme Court screwed up in granting a Duluth write-in candidate for a state House seat the right to replace a disgraced, party-endorsed candidate on the ballot.
For the Budgeteer News, 10/14/2012
I stopped smoking more than 60 years ago after a six-month experiment. I’ve supported every government action since then to limit where this filthy habit can be practiced. But Duluth city councilors crossed an unfortunate line in voting to forbid smoking along the Lakewalk.
for the Budgeteer News, 09/30/2012
I’ve always wondered why Arnold Schwarzenegger became a Yellowjacket. That’s right, five years before the Austrian strongman became the Terminator, he was a University of Wisconsin-Superior grad.
For the Budgeteer News, 09/17/2012
Fewer than one in 10 registered Minnesotans bothered to vote in the Aug. 14 primary, despite spirited contests in two congressional districts.
For the Budgeteer News, 09/03/2012
It’s good to see signs of financial realism continue at the University of Minnesota, the latest being the university regents’ vote to limit the huge rewards that have gone to some folks leaving administrative posts.
for the Budgeteer, 07/21/2012
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