• Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

    Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan. 16 'Wishbone': A bold vision for the mighty Mississippi The proposal would better connect Minneapolis with the river and St. Anthony Falls. Imagine a mile-long pedestrian promenade just above the Mississippi River, accessible from both banks - an expansive walkway that runs under the historic

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    The Journal Times of Racine, Jan. 1 Expand the College Football Playoff to eight teams For decades, the question of the national champion in college football was literally a matter of opinion. Conference champions and other top teams would take part in bowl games on New Year’s Day (or thereabouts),

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Minnesota ediorials

    St. Cloud Times, Jan. 10 Consenting to refugee resettlement is the right thing to do Stearns County commissioners are facing a question that could either label our county as an accepting, open and caring community, or as an unwelcoming, intolerant and prejudiced place. We don't need any help with the

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Rapid City Journal, Jan. 15 State of the State is hopeful, open-ended In her second State of the State address, Gov. Kristi Noem didn't shy away from West River issues. She honored two Sturgis police officers who saved a resident's life through acts of bravery. "Dense smoke was pouring from

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Rapid City Journal, Jan. 5 Sen. Thune on impeachment, Russian meddling, hyper-partisanship Senator John Thune is not quick to criticize President Donald Trump or other Republican leaders, but that doesn't mean he always agrees with their policies. Sen. Thune met with the Rapid City Journal editorial board this week. He

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    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 17, 2020 Time for action Gov. Eric Holcomb has a good grasp of Indiana's strengths and challenges. His fourth annual message to citizens and lawmakers Tuesday night contained a string of proposals that could make Indiana a better place to live and do business. But

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    Fort Worth Star-Telegram. January 15, 2020 Governor, thanks for honoring church hero Jack Wilson. Now, let’s talk red-flag law. Gov. Greg Abbott has been at the forefront of hailing Jack Wilson, bestowing the state’s highest civilian honor possible on the hero of the White Settlement church shooting this week. In

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    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 10, 2020 Crash course Fewer people are dying in traffic accidents, both nationally and in Indiana. Here in Allen County, the news isn't as good. The Journal Gazette's Jim Chapman reported Sunday that 40 people died in vehicle crashes here during 2019 – almost double

  • Illinois Editorial Roundup:

    January 18, 2020 The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan Keep the fresh ideas coming in order to improve education We can all agree that we should appreciate what our teachers do for our children throughout the region, right? After all, teachers play a large hand in molding our youth. Most are underpaid.

  • Editorial Roundup: US

    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 21 The Washington Post on how the Senate is handling President Donald Trump's impeachment trial: Senate Republicans on Tuesday laid the groundwork for a truncated trial of President Trump that would be a perversion of justice. Proposals by

  • Editorial Roundup: Florida

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Jan. 22 The Palm Beach post on convicted felons having to pay fines before they are allowed to vote: By ruling that former felons must pay all financial obligations before getting back their right to vote, the increasingly conservative Florida Supreme Court has

  • Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Toothless cell-phone ban could make Pa. highways more dangerous Easton Express-Times Jan. 19 In trying to correct a weakness in Pennsylvania’s distracted-driving laws - drivers are still permitted to use hand-held phones, except for texting - lawmakers demonstrated last