Open Letter

Bill Cooper

Why We Need More Bill Coopers

To: Gov. Mark Dayton, State Capitol, St. Paul, Minn.

by Vance Opperman

Voting For United States Senator

Empty Nest, Empty Wallet

Late summer is the perfect time to contemplate empty nesthood.

In The Heart Of Minnesota

People and corporations both establish complicated, and in many cases, “fictional” headquarters or domiciles entirely for the purpose of reducing taxes. It has always and will always be that way.

Off Target!

Here is some unsought and free advice as you lead the Target board in its quest for new corporate leadership.

Ski-U-Mah, Local 9

When you have workers who are required to work without pay, who are denied the ability to bargain for their wages and working conditions, you will inevitably get a union.

A Number for Life: The New New SAT

If you’re serious about improving the quality of college applicants, the answer lies in devoting time and effort to developing a more rigorous and standardized high school curricula.

You Betcha!

Gambling will certainly produce people not as smart as their phones.

Minnesota Going To Pot

Colorado won’t be the only state that is “high,” nor will Washington remain its only companion for very long.

Kudos And A Plea For Silence In The Air

Airline travel has gotten better recently, but we do not need various patrons calling in a loud voice to share the object of their displeasure.

The Avoidable Care Act

Large government bureaucracies frequently ignore their own histories of snafus.

The Uncola Unsession

The basic idea is to devote a legislative session to repealing or deleting various parts of our statutory and regulatory thicket that stand in the way of effective governance.

Gort Needs You

Minnesota has a great tradition of science and technology, but more needs to be done and soon.

The Vikings Are Coming! The Vikings Are Coming!

Wilf family troubles aside, the stadium will get built.

Unreasonable Search

Edward Snowden is not hiding in the basement.

Thanks

A fond farewell.

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