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    As we Americans prepare to celebrate the founding of our nation, remember that the Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

      On Jan. 6, 2021, a desperate Donald Trump, who clearly lost the 2020 presidential election, planned and publicly urged a violent mob to upend the election results and keep him in office. His actions were criminal, and he should be prosecuted as soon as possible for inciting the Jan. 6 riot (which he dismissed as a visit).

      Recently we learned that inflation has risen to 8.6%, the highest in 40 years. Average gas prices are over $5 per gallon. The cost of food is up. Issues are hurting the supply chain, including shortages in baby formula. Supposedly we are the greatest country in the world, yet we can't even feed our babies.

      Like many folks reading the La Crosse Tribune, I have deep roots here in the Midwest. I have owned a business in downtown La Crosse for decades. I have grown to truly appreciate the sense of caring and community between my neighbors. Unfortunately, I struggle to feel that sentiment from some…


      I was wondering recently how my bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse could have made such an insane decision to place Msgr. Burrill (accused by The Pillar of using the "hook up" app Grindr) into a parish. All that I could think was that my bishop must be "out of his mind." A good bishop protec…

      In 2016 America elected a TV host of The Apprentice as our president. Many of us thought it was time for successful business man to lead our country. We didn’t realize Donald Trump was a serial business failure: Trump University, Trump Plaza Hotel, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Airlines, …

      The city should pass a climate emergency resolution. We've already resolved to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. That 2019 resolution was based upon scientists' best estimates of our carbon budget timeline. Now, we know that sooner is better.

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