By Brian Wojtalewicz. Originally published in The Appleton Press on March 18, 2014. We have ten million pounds of a particular type of poison, which kills creatures, that are sprayed on our US farms each year. They are called chlorpyrifos. Evidence is mounting that these poisons lower I.Q. levels in children and associations are mounting… Read More Too Much Poison Around Us
The problem is that all of this can be true, but it doesn’t mean grandpa, dad, mom or your brother isn’t racist. Racism lies in the belief that a whole set of people are lesser human beings, not as good as you, or “us” because of their skin color. … Read More Racism Quite Alive in the USA
This nation has produced scores of true heroes who saw injustice, corruption or poisoning of our waters or air, and rose up to fight it.… Read More Activist or Actress Awards?
Well, it looks like Governor Mark Dayton caved in to the Republicans. Why? Because he couldn’t stand seeing thousands of people who work for us, the community, in government jobs, being out of work, along with thousands more Minnesotans in connected private sector jobs.… Read More Congratulations, Republicans
It is disappointing to hear a few people react to the government shutdown with: “Oh, let’s throw them all out of office!” Are they really saying that Governor Mark Dayton should cave in to the Republican position? Do they really want hundreds of our elderly and disabled people being forced… Read More The Minnesota Republican Budget Proposal
My despair over the midterm election results was lightened by Mark Dayton’s election as Governor, along with the “Island of Blue” here in western Minnesota. DFL Senator Gary Kubly, and DFL Representatives Andrew Falk and Lyle Koenen all were re-elected.
As to the “tidal wave” of Republican victory… Read More 2010 Midterm Election Results
By Brian Wojtalewicz. Originally published in The Appleton Press on January 8, 2008. I am frightened by the fact that most Americans live under the illusion that the people that we have imprisoned at Guantanamo and secret “black sites” in foreign countries were actually in combat against us in Afghanistan or Iraq. The biggest reason for… Read More Please Stop the Torture