About this column title. I’m not related
to Eudora Welty, the short story writer, and she didn’t care a whit about
politics so this is definitely not Eudora.
"Back in my college days I was strictly a
liberal arts kind of guy. I managed to get by with only four business classes
and one of those was a typing course. Before I graduated, however, I wanted to
take my Dad’s business law class. . ."
to Harry’s Nap Published
5, 2006 "When
my kids were little and I was a stay-at home-Dad I told them a true story. After
all their giggling I decided to write it down. . ."
"There’s nothing like flying over the world’s biggest parking
lot to help you focus on
’s addiction to oil. . ."
The DECC is not the Aquarium
Why I'm voting for the DECC expansion Published
2006 " I can't say that my decision to vote for the DECC
expansion was a no-brainer because I had to think about it. Before making my
decision I had to overcome one prejudice and two doubts."
Dangerous than Danish Cartoons
2, 2006 "After I returned from a brief trip up the North
shore I found an envelope waiting for me in the mail."
"Ididn't switch political parties after 35 years of being a Republican just
because I think our Commander-and-Chief is the least competent president since
Warren Harding or the most disastrous president since Andrew Johnson botched
Reconstruction. . ."
"Dueling fawtas were recently issued against members of
an English singing group the “Little Boogers” by rival mosques in
"When I was elected to the Duluth School Board a decade ago
ranked fifth in per-pupil spending among the states. Our current nation topping
SAT scores are built on that level of spending. Today,
only ranks 23rd among the 50 states in per-pupil spending."
"In 1990 I was ecstatic when the popular Republican, State Auditor,
Arne Carlson replaced the opportunistic, “pro-life,” political hack who had
defeated him in the gubernatorial primary with the help of naive religious
conservatives. . ."
Million Dollar Man
"Last November I had great fun writing about the dirty business
which may have helped launch Jim Obertstar’s career as one of
's preeminent pork chasers. My column casually mentioned, Don Boyd, a man who
was endlessly described by the press during the scandal as the principal suspect
behind the embezzlement of a million Federal dollars..."
Profile in Courage
25, 2006 "The first history book I ever read was Profiles in Courage. I checked it out from the library in 9th
grade. . ."
2006 "Can a purple
rise up out of the ashes of the Red and
? That’s the desire of a group of influential folks who hope to nominate a
centrist politician for President in 2008."
Ford Bell is a
2006 "Ford Bell is a philanthropist. He must be. I heard
it on public radio when he announced that he was going to challenge Amy
Klobuchar in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. . ."
tell the truth
"After a little over four years, 116 columns, and nearly one hundred
thousand words this is my last column for the Reader Weekly.
I’m about to embark on another campaign for political office."
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