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Money is the reason incarceration policies won’t change

Money is the reason incarceration policies won’t change

Jul. 5 |  By Naomi Gaines Contributing Writer I am writing in response to the editorial piece by Lowell Oates entitled “Questions for Commissioner of Corrections Tom Roy.” It was in the issue May 29 — June 4, 2014. I know I’m not the one you were...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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The Department of Corrections may end the Power of People

The Department of Corrections may end the Power of People

Jul. 3 | Prisoners who lack a positive purpose in life or believe there isn’t any opportunity to pursue their purpose, often possess a “nothing to lose” attitude. These men pose a terrible danger to prison staff, other prisoners, and the community they...

On hating evil

On hating evil

Jul. 1 |   As I heard folks say that they hated the Miami Heat (and some people decided to tell me about basketball who I didn’t know even followed the game), I couldn’t help but think that we could sure use this amount of “hatin” and passion...

Home-remodeling junkies claim sustainability

Home-remodeling junkies claim sustainability

Jun. 30 |             It’s nice to see that the Spokesman has a Green page. The May 25th Star Tribune “homes” section features three local homes as examples of “green living” in a “Style & Sustainability” article....

Velma Korbel must go!

Velma Korbel must go!

Jun. 28 | Resignation must be submitted immediately   It is not often that a Minneapolis City Agency Department Director receives separate, negative stories in the Star Tribune on the same day, reporting incompetence and belligerent leadership. Velma Korbel...

This week’s cartoon

This week’s cartoon

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President Obama and flip flop Republicans

President Obama and flip flop Republicans

Jun. 26 | I don’t care how anyone tries to butter up the words, President Obama’s administration negotiated indirectly or directly with terrorists for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. I write about double-minded Democrats (see my column regarding Democrats...

It’s election year again and nobody cares

It’s election year again and nobody cares

Jun. 24 | By Ezekiel Caligiuri Guest Commentator   Conclusion of a three-part commentary   There are voter’s rights advocacy groups in Minnesota and around the country working hard to further restore felons’ rights to vote, but less of a push...

The Keefe Report has been released into the open

The Keefe Report has been released into the open

Jun. 21 | Yet “they” continue to try to bury what can no longer be buried   On May 21, 2014, the District Court for Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota ordered released for review by the general public a 4,000-page report reviewing the six-year-old...