Woodbury Bulletin Staff
Viewpoint With the winter break that is already underway comes the eventual decision-making about weather-related closures. Unlike many districts across the state, until this past weekend, we escaped much of the bad weather issues that cause schools to delay or cancel school.
Democrats are on to their next campaign — in a blue funk (outraged?) because their queen wasn't crowned. Moreover, as indicated by two recent letters in the Bulletin, they are floundering about to deflect and deny what went wrong with their candidate. So here are a few suggestions that might help them see reality.
Viewpoint Over the past few months there has been much discussion in the media about Danny Heinrich, who has admitted to the murder of Jacob Wetterling. He cannot be prosecuted for other sex crimes he is believed to have committed during the late 1980s because of Minnesota's statutes of limitation on prosecution for such crimes after a certain period of time. So why do we have statutes of limitation?
Viewpoint I became a new mom in 1987. At the time, I ran my own business out of the house, and my husband, Archie, worked long hours and traveled constantly. Two years later, we had another son, and I was able to take time away from work for both babies. Becoming a mother was exhilarating, exhausting, wonderful and sometimes overwhelming. I don't know how we would have managed without time away from work.
Your Dec. 7 edition contained reader letters, one excruciatingly long, from two of the most voluble Democrats, Denn and Turnbull. I voted for Trump because I wanted to stick it to the "New Democrats", and stick it to the Clintons, and stick it to people like Denn and Turnbull, who are representative of the "smart" individuals who now control the New Democrats.
Viewpoint We've been listening. We've been asking questions and listening carefully to what you have to say. In the past several months we've engaged in a robust online discussion, held many focused conversations, and invited people in for dialogue. These conversations will continue throughout the coming year as we prepare to revise our strategic plan for 2017 and beyond.
Judge Galler's Dec. 7 Viewpoint was a thoughtful review of the presidential pardon process, but a more timely topic might be the implications of the many active lawsuits facing President-elect Trump. Hillary Clinton is in little need of a pardon. With the election over, sober voices — political commentators are, by definition, not sober voices, otherwise no one would listen to them — will point out that she's already been investigated multiple times, with no indictable results.
Seasons greetings! Earlier this year, my family and I decided it was time for me — us — to transition off the Woodbury City Council and devote our community energy...
Viewpoint Will he or won't he? That is a question a lot of political commentators are asking about whether or not President Obama will pardon Hillary Clinton. Whatever the answer to that question is, other questions are equally interesting — and far less political. Specifically, what are pardons and why are presidents allowed to issue them at all?
The election is over; Donald Trump, who came in a distant second, will be our next president. Ironically, the Electoral College, which effectively disenfranchises residents of more populous states, was initially devised to prevent an unqualified demagogue like Trump from winning. I am afraid Trump voters will be sorely disappointed. Trump excoriated Clinton for her Goldman Sachs speeches, yet his treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, is a Goldman Sachs alumnus who ran a foreclosure mill, even foreclosing on a 90-year-old woman for an underpayment of 27 cents.