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Recent Mining Comments Show Failure to Understand Each Other

11/6/2017

In a recent New York Times article by Reid Forgrave, Becky Rom, leader of Save the Boundary Waters, was quoted as saying, “Danny Forsman drives to the mine in his truck, comes home and watches TV, and he doesn’t know this world exists,” and her husband Reid Carron said, “They want somebody to just give them a job so they can all drink beer with their buddies and go four-wheeling and snowmobiling with their buddies, not have to think about anything except punching a clock.”Both of these comments are seriously ignorant of the other side and are insensitive to miners in the Iron Range.

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Trump and the Media: an Unlikely Love Story

11/6/2017

Asked on October 19th by reporters to grade his administration’s response to the tragic events in Puerto Rico, Donald Trump declared, “I give ourselves a ten.” He then went on to later claim that the situation was even worse than the one created by Hurricane Katrina.

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Trump Administration Determined to Protect the Unborn

11/6/2017

Earlier this month, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared that “human life begins at conception” and vowed to protect citizens “from conception to natural death.” HHS Secretary Tom Price drafted the pro-life plan in September 2017, although he resigned later that month.

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Remembering John Brown

10/19/2017

In the wake of recent events, such as the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally on August 12, cities and communities have disputed removing Confederate monuments in cities across the nation.

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Las Vegas: Moving Forward

10/16/2017

Trying to take on the enormity of the Las Vegas shooting emotionally is a daunting task. Much that has been revealed to the public that should discourage even the brightest optimist.

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Abortions, Guns and Intellectual Honesty

10/16/2017

In the wake of the October 1st mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival politicians, politicians, political activists, and our nation’s conscious, Jimmy Kimmel, had plenty to say about our nation’s plan regarding gun control.

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Time to Privatize the Dorms?

10/16/2017

Sky-high rent. Faulty amenities. Nonexistent cleanliness. These sound like nightmare scenarios for college living arrangements, probably because of predatory landlords and evil apartment companies.

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Body Cameras Essential in Rebuilding Trust

10/16/2017

After the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, acting Police Chief Medaria Arradondo stated that all Minneapolis Officers would be required to have their body cameras turned on for all calls.

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Stop Ruining Everything with Politics

9/25/2017

The first thing about politics that everyone should know: Most people don’t care. It is physically impossible for people to care about the mayor’s race in Minneapolis: They probably could not tell you who Cam Gordon is if their lives depended on it.

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Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. At the rally, not only did Trump talk about economic and healthcare reforms, but as was also endorsed by former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

Trump Nickname Power Rankings

9/25/2017

While Donald Trump seemingly spends almost his entire adult life brandishing an ego bigger than his tower, he only recently began to perfect his trolling craft.

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A Moral Case for Free Speech

9/25/2017

Free speech is a hot-button topic in the political arena. Where there once existed a general consensus surrounding the First Amendment’s importance, there is now avigorous debate over which ideas deserve legal protection.

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NFL Protests Shine a Light on Hypocrisy and Free Speech

9/25/2017

When Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the National Anthem in 2016, people freaked out. I recall many people coming up to me in hysteria: Some felt enraged at the level of disrespect Kaepernick displayed; others could not find the words to express their happiness.

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20 Trillion Problems and Counting

9/25/2017

20 trillion dollars in debt and still no one seems to really care. Government spending is out of control and there is little reason to be optimistic about the situation improving anytime soon.