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07/21/2014 - 1:42am

    Yes, women won the vote in 1920 but never let it be said it was given. It was a hard struggle that did not, could not, stop because, as we were to learn, it was only the first step, continuing today. Despite what has been achieved the current political climate makes it quite clear that this is certainly no time to let up on our efforts. There may even be some...

07/18/2014 - 1:04pm

    Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

    I don’t think so. But Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to invalidate the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.

    As a leading producer...

07/18/2014 - 1:03pm

    Despite the growing consensus that mass incarceration is not the way to cure all social ills, there seems to be a new trend toward prosecuting parents who fall short of prevailing ideals.

    You don't have to be a parent, as I am, to understand the good intentions...

07/18/2014 - 1:01pm

    How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War?

    This latter-day prohibition is taking an immense toll. And the stakes ought to be low, given that most Americans don’t want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts...

07/18/2014 - 1:01pm

    If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. Tales of drunken sexual assaults and worse multiply from sea to shining sea.

    Even the Obama...

07/18/2014 - 1:01pm

    A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don’t even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state’s biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals.

    About 100,000 people live in...

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