January 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
President says American dream in peril, fast action needed
WASHINGTON (AP) Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address packed with re-election themes. Restoring a fair shot for all, Obama said, is “the defining issue of our time.” Continue Reading
January 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune
The Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words in length. It can be recited in under two minutes. But Abraham Lincoln was wrong when he said in his speech that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.”
In fact, it’s one of the most famous speeches in history, given to remember the 50,000 American soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and to observe the sesquicentennial, the Willmar Public Library is hosting an Abraham Lincoln and Civil War exhibit now through Feb. 17.
June 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON Pulling home the Americans he sent to war, President Barack Obama plans to announce tonight the withdrawal of more than 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer, hastening the end of the long conflict that has been more costly than ever envisioned when launched in response to the 2001 attacks on America.
January 5, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Veterans courts, issues affecting the elderly and space in the state’s courts were among the topics highlighted in this year’s State of the Judiciary. Continue Reading