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OUR OPINION: Highway bridges can bridge gaps between parties

June 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An infrastructure program is not simply make-work to help the economy. It’s both crucial — every study of the issue points to billions or even trillions of dollars in much-needed repairs — and doable, given the desperate-for-work labor force and the easy access to both money and materials. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Stop the presses — a bipartisan budget

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sooner or later, congressmen will tire of spinning their wheels with extremist budget proposals that get absolutely nowhere. They’ll look for an alternative and will find the one that continues to gain significant support, even after a more than a year: the Simpson-Bowles budget plan. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: How Time magazine missed its chance

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

America needs wide majorities to solve the problems it faces. And Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo has shown how elected officials can deliver. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION — A vital bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate

November 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Reasonable regulations and effective enforcement can strengthen food safety. And the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers are among those who agree. Continue Reading