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Articles written by Uriah Wilkinson

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The Political Account: Offspring can often spring to forefront

While growing up, listening to radio was one of my favorite pastimes. It was not just the music I enjoyed, I also love the sound of the disembodied voices booming through the speakers. It was as if...

 

The Political Account: Coronavirus is testing our liberties as well

In a time of uncertainty and disruption — at a level not experienced since World War II — I think we need to take a step back and ask ourselves a very important question: Where should the line be...

 

The Political Account: Right to have guns shouldn't be an absolute

Last week I wrote about the problems we face when examining preventive measures in regard to the horrific acts at the hands of the mentally ill. Acts that have taken the lives of so many ...

 

The Political Account: Examining our gun culture

I initially intended to write about the current state of our real estate market and the health of the economy within our region — this was not to be — as I, along with the rest of this country,...

 

A comprehensive look at a strained America: The 'obsequious culture'

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me ... well, maybe just a little ... no, wait ... they definitely hurt me. Whether or not you voted for our current president, the...

 

A comprehensive look at a strained America: Making progress

In my last article, I left off with the question: What is progress? This very question is coupled with the terms “perception” and “social norms,” relating to how we Americans view and handle...

 
 By Uriah Wilkinson    Opinion    May 3, 2019

A POLITICAL ACCOUNT: A step off in the right direction Part 2

Let’s get into it — it’s the donkey in the room — we still have a race issue in this nation and it’s not going away anytime soon. Nowhere else in the world is there as racially diverse a...

 

Opinion: A step off in the right direction

A dark room inhabited by 50 people, barely lit with an amalgamation of dimmed overhead lights, fluorescent signs and lit smartphones. The atmosphere is stuffy and thick, a direct result of too many...

 

Are we listening? (Our youth examined)

In the early portion of the sermon given by my pastor last Sunday, he indicated that major depression and suicide in the United States has risen to such a shocking number that we should be calling...

 

Let's move on, Cloquet

The Teapot Dome scandal, Watergate, The Iran Contra affair and Monica Lewinsky are just a few (and I truly mean a few) stains that haunt the history and legacy of this great country and its leaders....

 

The American dream meets reality check

My family tells stories of our immigration to the United States: they were said to be from the town where the very popular musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is set (although I have not been able to...

 

The perspective of a loser

Competition. We have all been in this circumstance at least once or more in our lives, but when all the points are tabulated, the chips counted or the votes tallied, there remains one story - the... Full story

 

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