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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican Senator from Texas, said that the detention centers where the government has been holding immigrant children forcibly separated from their parents are pretty much like summer camps.  There are a number of summer camps for children in Texas including the summer day...
People say that the platforms of political parties represent the extreme view points of just a few party activists. The platforms are not likely to become legislation proposed by the party leadership, wise political pundits say. Take for example the DFL party platform plank which says electricity...
According to Ryan Kutter, L. P. Leader,7-18-18, the Towle Road needs a little patching. Actually, sometimes I think it needs major re-construction, but that’s a whole different story.   We, the regular, normal (O.K., mostly normal), folks need to start having these conversations without filtering...
This is in response to several of Tony Towle’s recent columns, which echoed national news outlets in their divisive tone and oversimplification of issues.  He usually seems to be arguing against a left-wing extremist he saw on television rather than where the mainline of the Democratic party is,...
I’ve been wondering if the Quran, the book of Islam, teaches kindness and generosity? If it does, two Muslim men from St. Cloud were following the teachings of their prophet recently. Here’s how it happened. We were on a journalism assignment in St. Cloud. The assignment took us down Division...
One of my most favorite vehicles to travel the Towle road in is my 1967 Mercury convertible. Unfortunately, some speedbumps in the road, have caused us not to be able to use it nearly as much as we’d like to. We’ve decided it’s time to part with this jewel and let someone else enjoy it.   I would...
They want to take the U.S. Post Office away from us and sell it to UPS, FedEx, Speedy and all those other delivery services that regularly and inconveniently leave our packages in plastic bags at the end of our driveways come rain, snow, sleet, or whatever. I don’t know about you, but I think that...
The Donald, as some refer to our President, in his quest to make America great again, sure seems to upset some people. I don’t know if it’s a matter of dis-liking him and his successful though unconventional negotiating tactics, or, a fear that he will succeed in making Americans proud and...
I’m glad to see the ratings for the various Hollywood awards shows are rapidly declining. Hopefully people will soon turn these foul mouthed, Trump deranged, so-called celebrities off completely. It’s a pretty sad commentary on the state of our society, when an actor can stand in front of a large...
The Donald gives to you with one hand and takes from you with the other.  Take for example the tax bill that he signed some months ago. The Donald said it was a really big tax cut. Some of us - not me - actually paid less taxes and got pay raises because our employers were paying less taxes. That...

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