Jim Goodman: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered to send 1,600 medics to help with medical relief efforts, the offer was, of course, rejected by the Bush administration. Then as now, politics trumps humanitarianism.
As the pandemic continues to rage, the least we can do is guarantee access to health care for Covid-19 to all Americans.
Mark Schimpf: Too often, we expect people who are homeless to rise to meet the barriers posed, indirectly or otherwise, by shelter systems.
Jessica Olson: The City should focus on finding and funding a single building that can provide safe housing for the unsheltered.
Not being Republican isn’t good enough. The elections showed that Democrats need a bold agenda that can deliver material improvements for the working class.
Jonathan Maye: As a 67-year-old Black American man and a product of the tumultuous 60s, I, not unlike many others, have been the first and only many times over.
Three Native authors, all teachers at Minnesota state universities, deserve to be celebrated for their rich and varied works.
Retired Juneau County dairy farmer Jim Goodman says an alliance between farmers and food chain workers could create a future for rural America based on solidarity rather than the interests of big corporations.
James R. Parker: The party and its leaders have betrayed its history and legacy to become sycophants to a man who is an amalgam of PT Barnum, Benito Mussolini and Clarabell the Clown.
What if we set aside 5% of the city of La Crosse’s $318 million capital budget, and let the people decide how that money is spent?