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 By Evan Barrett    Opinion    June 11, 2014

It's time to fix the student loan mess

If, as the congressional tea party says, taking money via taxes from wealthy corporations and individuals is bad for the economy, then why is it not equally bad or even worse for our economy to be extracting unnecessary money from virtually all... Full story

 
 By Evan Barrett    Opinion    April 21, 2014

Living up to the legacy

Twenty years ago, Billings set the standard for community rejection of hatred and bigotry by saying no to racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic ultra-right-wing extremist behavior. We all know the story of how extremist hateful and bigoted activity... Full story

 
 By Evan Barrett    Opinion    January 31, 2014

Giants among the people

All of us see the world through the prism of our own experience. As I look back through that prism, I can still see, hanging on my parents’ hallway wall, three pictures — Jesus Christ, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John L. Lewis, president of... Full story

 
 By Evan Barrett    TEST/Columns/Opinion    January 27, 2013

Lee Metcalf - a great man with a sense of populism

This year is full of important political anniversaries — 50 years since the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I Had a Dream" speech; 45 years since both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated; 45 years since the riots... Full story