Ed Raymond

Ed Raymond is a former Marine officer and school board superintendent, and resides in Detroit Lakes.

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Bruce and Caitlyn and Friends

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Esther Jenner, 89: “He’s A Very Good-Looking Woman. I Loved Him With All My Heart—And I Certainly Love Her With All My Heart.”

Blue and Red States

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What’s Worse Than Being A Young Black Transgender Without Green In Red Religious Georgia?

Blue Crayon

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From Black Space To Bright Blue Earth: A Fragile Thin Lin

Moral Capitalism

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The World Slave Trade Was All About Money—And That Is What The Tobacco Industry Backed By The Chamber Is All About – Free Enterprise Green

Capitalist Fracketeering

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The Shady Role Of The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce In The Business Of Fracketeering

Climate and Sexuality

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“The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.

American Medicine

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Most people have been exposed to about ten viruses. This test may be used to determine at what age most children tend to get viruses so that vaccinations may be scheduled near that time.

Dreams and Nightmares

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I have always been a faithful reader of Lloyd Omdal’s columns because he can pick a problem apart and submit a reasonable solution with a dollop of humor without preaching

“If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going…”

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Here’s a guy who can’t even find the road to the fork. This amendment had to be part of other “stoopid wimmin” bills sponsored by Republicans in almost every state. How did Schaefer get elected to anything? Only in Texas—and Wisconsin.

The Great Mystery

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How Our Brain Is The Epicenter Of Our Universe

The Ugly Poor In Our Brave New World

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Ten years ago a United Nations study reported that the United States had the highest rate of child poverty among all OECD (Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development) countries

The Planet’s Tower Of Babble

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King George greeted Lindbergh and immediately pounced on him: “Now tell me Captain Lindbergh, There is one thing I long to know. How did you pee?”

Prisons Of The Mind And Body

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A few years ago conservative Republic judges on the US Supreme Court chastised their liberal counterparts for citing foreign legal cases in their written opinions because courts in other countries had nothing intelligent to offer American jurispruden

Christian Taliban

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Even the last holdouts for male domination in the Western Taliban, the Roman Catholics and some of the Protestants created by Vatican policies and myths, are beginning to crack.

It’s Time To Sharpen The Pitchfork Tines

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“I don’t see democracy working./ I don’t see capitalism working./ I don’t see our culture working. I see the infighting and culture wars. I see continual fights on social issues. I see no hope for the unemployed. I see no hope for the middle class

Animal Speech

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“If we could talk to the animals,/ learn all their languages/ I could take an animal degree/ I’d study elephant and eagle/ buffalo and beagle/ Alligator, guinea pig, and flea

Religion and Science

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It has come to pass that when a minority religious group rules a majority religious group disaster will occur.

Truth: Do I Kill The Guy With The Rifle - Or Ask Him To Tea?

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Americans do admire the military. Respect for every other major entity in modern life, the media and press, courts, particularly the Supreme Court, big business, organized religion, and The Best Congress Money Can Buy has gone below the charts.

Good Old Country Love

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If you really want to find out what Republicans think about Obama, just Google “The Pretty Damn Exhaustive Obama Nickname List.” I’ve been collecting comments on Obama for the years he has been in office.

Soaking The Sands, Streets, And Oceans With Blood

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President Obama said at the National Prayer Breakfast not long ago that ISIS is “a brutal, vicious death cult” but had no monopoly on violence. Then he seemed to upset a whole gaggle of politicians with these truths

Animals - Our Cousins

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Some religious leaders say that without God there would be no morality.

The Cacophonous Cauldron Of Common Core

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The whole Common Core mess reminds me of the three witches in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” tossing strange ingredients into a boiling cauldron to place charms on a man who kills to become King of Scotland

Cuba 2015 It Cudda Been Our 51st State!

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A political philosopher many years back dropped this gem about Washington: “You can lead a man to Congress but you can’t make him think.”

So This Is A “Culture”?

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What is a culture? Right-wingers like to acclaim the myth that America is an “exceptional” country—the “shining city on a hill” and all those wonderful, marvelous cultural images.

The WalMart Mentality And The Billionaire Sex Trade

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This country is acting as if dementia is just around the corner–or maybe we haven’t been taking our Prozac lately. We have about 19 million underemployed and unemployed in this country

When Do The Bricks Start Flying?

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Unemployed and under-employed, idle at a West Baltimore soup kitchen or dead-ended at some strip-mall cash register—these are the excess Americans. The economy staggers along without them, and without anyone in this society truly or sincerely regard

Of Chastity Belts, Coat Hangers, And Conception

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One might think that after centuries of beheadings at Taliban prayers and wretched souls burning at stakes, humans would have figured out by now that sex and religion don’t mix at all.

Is This Country Really Going To The Dogs?

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Dogs can be many things, so I was rather intrigued by new research by the University of Sydney that dogs can be “distinctly” pessimistic or optimistic.

The Removal Of Heads And Another War

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So far the loss of four heads (as of 9/15/14) may involve us in another war. Two journalists and a British aid worker have been decapitated by a radical Islamic fundamentalist group under the acronym of ISIL.

Modern, Bold CEO Pirates

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Greed is only good for psychopaths who fear the power of unions working together to further the interests of workers. If they have the power, they can take the limo to the bank unimpeded. To paraphrase Yaeger, there are old CEOs

XX Or XY Chromosomes And/Or X Chromosome Xq28 May Lead To Some Sex

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Science inexorably continues to test and overrule conventional wisdom, often based on old wive’s tales, the selective musings from the Bible, and the patriarchal foolishness of old men with or without the collars and hats of churches.

The Great American Walk-About

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We are currently having a battle royal about the implementation of Common Core education standards and interminable testing, promoted by Bill Gates’s money and the political desires of both Republican and Democratic governors to control something

Of Butterflies And Human Beings

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Republican education “reformers” always state that if we got rid of our bad teachers all of our students could wear the Lake Wobegon logo of “above average.” Thus, we should get rid of tenure laws, seniority policies, salary schedules based on degree

Of Butterflies And Human Beings

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Students have to learn that studying the past is the first step in controlling their future. Henry Ford said, “History is bunk.” It is not. It is our life’s blood. History, including the art, music, literature, architecture, and politics of the times

Better Lucky Than Good...Or Dead

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But there are a lot of things we cannot control, like solar flares from our central heat, the sun. NASA didn’t tell us that maybe a couple of billion of Earth’s passengers might have died from the effects of the biggest solar flare, called a coronal