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U. S. oil greed puts Libya in the spotlight

U. S. oil greed puts Libya in the spotlight

Apr. 9 |   How come we never hear news about Madagascar? They have three times the population of Libya. I have never seen an article about Madagascar, yet countless articles on Libya. Good grief, Libya has only six million people; Minnesota has 5.2 million....

Useable fingerprints ‘12 percent of the time’

Useable fingerprints ‘12 percent of the time’

Mar. 20 | The March 6 Star Tribune article about the found gun and sock that are being linked to Terrance Franklin has the police telling us that a certain study/report has shown that only “12 percent of the time are there usable fingerprints on a weapon.”...

Excessive wealth for some creates extreme poverty for others

Excessive wealth for some creates extreme poverty for others

Feb. 12 | A Timothy Egan New York Times editorial (Dec, 22, 2013) talks about a Montana wheat farmer who gets $300,000 a year in federal subsidies. He spends a month in Hawaii. The title of the editorial is “Good Poor, Bad Poor.” He also talks about a...

Murder is acceptable when defined as war

Murder is acceptable when defined as war

Jan. 3 | If a man is free to beat his wife inside their home, and believes he is free from his violent capacity to do so, does this mean he’s now created a “beating zone” where beating this woman is acceptable as long as it is done within the “zone?” Explain...

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Blaming both drivers for fatal cop chase makes no sense

Nov. 27 | Sgt. Andrew Brumm of the State Patrol Major Crash Reconstruction Unit said he “found nothing in his investigation to indicate that the Minneapolis police officer Joshua Young saw the oncoming motorcyclist Ivan Romero.” So what does this tell...

One racist cop sets the tone for others

One racist cop sets the tone for others

Oct. 9 | If the bystanders video, which includes an audio track of the Terrance Franklin killing is authentic, then the police’s version of what happened should sound something like “Franklin charged the officers in the basement and then used one of the...

Jury identified with Zimmerman’s, not Martin’s, fear

Jury identified with Zimmerman’s, not Martin’s, fear

Aug. 7 |       “The jury clearly believed that you have a right to defend yourself” said Jude Faccidomo, the former president of Miami’s Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — Tribune, July 14. Is this really happening? Are...

After 12 years of war, now political solutions?

After 12 years of war, now political solutions?

Jul. 3 |       A few years back, Obama was defending his continuation and escalation of the Afghan war. He said “Martin Luther King’s nonviolent approach would not work with the Taliban. There are some people who will only listen to violence.” Fast...

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

Honoring Emil Kapaun should reflect his commitment to nonviolent

May. 22 |     Obama presented the nephew of the Rev. Emil Kapaun with the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery. Rev. Kapaun died at the age of 35 in 1951, after spending six months in captivity during the Korean War. President Obama...

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

Apr. 24 |   We humans have been blaming and scapegoating the most vulnerable minority group among us for thousands of years: It’s an age-old tradition. I recently overheard a man say, “Yeah, the West Bank area in Minneapolis used to be a nice neighborhood,...