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Ahlin: Perhaps we aren’t as far apart as we think we are

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two big news stories this week reconnected us to societal limits. In one, Minnesotan Byron Smith was convicted of both first-degree and second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teenagers who broke into his Little Falls home on Thanksgiving …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: Perhaps we aren’t as far apart as we think we are

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two big news stories this week reconnected us to societal limits. In one, Minnesotan Byron Smith was convicted of both first-degree and second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teenagers who broke into his Little Falls home on Thanksgiving …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: Developing countries wiser than North Dakota

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

On a recent trip to the South American countries of Peru and Ecuador, nothing was more impressive to my husband and me than the unwavering commitment of both nations to places of natural beauty, scientific significance and historical importance. Inde…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: In abortion politics, even the dead don’t get to die

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Here is the certainty about 33-year-old Marlise Munoz: She is legally dead. Her husband, Erick, and her parents, Lynne and Ernest Machado, say that doctors declared her brain dead — likely from a pulmonary embolism. Lynne Machado said, “They did …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: In abortion politics, even the dead don’t get to die

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Here is the certainty about 33-year-old Marlise Munoz: She is legally dead. Her husband, Erick, and her parents, Lynne and Ernest Machado, say that doctors declared her brain dead — likely from a pulmonary embolism. Lynne Machado said, “They did …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: Regulation and reason in the oil train equation

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jane Ahlin / Forum News Service

In last July’s train derailment of cars carrying North Dakota oil that occurred in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, 47 people were killed, and heat from the explosions and resulting fires was felt 1.2 miles awa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: Regulation and reason in the oil train equation

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jane Ahlin / Forum News Service

In last July’s train derailment of cars carrying North Dakota oil that occurred in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, 47 people were killed, and heat from the explosions and resulting fires was felt 1.2 miles awa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: Recess, cursive writing barometers of change

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Call me a fan of recess and cursive writing, although my enthusiasm isn’t grounded in experience gleaned as a parent-advocate for those subjects. Continue Reading

Ahlin: How do these schmucks succeed as politicians?

August 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Not sure where I heard it, but somebody said that former congressman/current New York mayoral wannabe Anthony Weiner makes former South Carolina governor/recently elected Congressman Mark Sanford look normal. Talk about damning with faint praise. Continue Reading

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Ahlin: We love go-go technology, but yawn at good science

October 8, 2011 in INFORUM

With the death of Steve Jobs about the same time the names of this year’s Nobel Prize recipients in the sciences were announced, America’s contradictory attitudes toward technology and science came into focus. Continue Reading