• Preventable tragedies

    To its credit, the U.S. military has taken a number of measures in recent years to prevent personnel from committing suicide. Unfortunately, those steps have not yet had the hoped-for impact. The Army reported last week that 32 soldiers took .

  • Redevelopment could have been grand

    “It Ain’t Right. Just Easy. Git-r-Done!” That seems to be the motto of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, city staff and City Commission on the issue of downtown redevelopment. A year ago the city could have submitted a request .

  • He’s just touring, not campaigning

    The stops President Barack Obama is making on his “bus tour” this week through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois aren’t campaign events. The White House says so. It says they ‘re fact-finding events, occasions to mingle with Americans outside the .

  • Compounding a tragedy?

    When the lawyer assigned to defend a murder suspect who has been deemed incompetent to stand trial wants him to remain in psychiatric care, the state ought to pay attention and be competent enough to act responsibly. The lawyer is .


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