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Kevin Winge

Executive Director, Open Arms of Minnesota

Your Voices
September 5, 2011

"Leaders Need to Lead"

With elected officials from both parties seemingly taking a holiday from leading, who will lead this nation? Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, has some interesting ideas.
Your Voices
August 30, 2011

Sun Country is More than a "Hometown Airline"

A bad charter flight on Sun Country Airlines years ago had me vowing never to fly them again. A recent flight on Sun Country now has made them my airline of choice.
Your Voices
August 20, 2011

Same-Sex Weddings Celebrated

Minnesotans who are gearing up to fight for a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in our state should learn about some of the people they will be harming, should this effort succeed in next year's election.
Your Voices
July 31, 2011

"Americans Elect" is the Change We Need

A new nonprofit organization, Americans Elect, is using the Internet to put a presidential ticket on the ballot in every state in 2012. It's an effort worth supporting.
Your Voices
July 24, 2011

Hiding Behind Anonymity

Anonymous mail, sent to my home, leaves me no option but to address the mysterious sender of the materials via this public forum.
Your Voices
July 19, 2011

Look Who's Out of Touch Now – Rep. Chip Cravaack

It takes a lot of gall to criticize Jim Oberstar for being out of touch with Minnesota's 8th Congressional District and then move your family to New Hampshire.
Your Voices
July 10, 2011

Take the "According to Ann Coulter Quiz"

Save yourself $25 and hours of reading and take the "According to Ann Coulter Quiz" below. It will tell you all you need to know about her new book.
Your Voices
July 1, 2011

Newsweek Cover Story is Grotesque and Offensive

"Diana at 50" cover story has me wondering if Tina Brown is the Editor-In-Chief of Newsweek or The Onion?
Your Voices
June 19, 2011

Stop the Glitter Campaign

Throwing glitter at conservative candidates for the presidency is not "disarming," it's wrong.
Your Voices
June 14, 2011

Sarah Palin Has Difficult Decision to Make

Now that Michele Bachmann has thrown her hat in the ring, time is running out for Sarah Palin to make a decision. And what a decision it is.
Your Voices
June 7, 2011

Congressman Weiner's Activities More than "Regrettable"

Congressman Anthony Weiner, you did the wrong thing. Now you can do the right thing and resign as Representative of New York's 9th congressional district.
Your Voices
June 5, 2011

What in the World Will Become of Theo?

On this, the 30th anniversary of the AIDS pandemic, a child in Africa continues to struggle against a disease that may leave him an orphan – if he himself lives to his ninth birthday.
Your Voices
May 20, 2011

Schwarzenegger Forgot His ABCs

If Arnold Schwarzenegger knew his ABCs, and followed them, maybe he wouldn't be in the mess he is today.
Your Voices
May 12, 2011

An Invitation for Millionaires Who Don't Feel Rich

A recent survey of millionaires in the United States found that 42% of them don't feel wealthy. Have I got an invitation for them!
Your Voices
May 7, 2011

What's Up with the Republican Majority in Saint Paul?

The party known for less government, law and order and constitutional amendments wants more laws for some people, isn't listening to law enforcement officials and criticizes amendments approved by voters in previous elections.
Your Voices
April 28, 2011

Constitutional Amendments: The "American Idol" Form of Governing

Let's take a deep breath, Minnesota, and think carefully before putting any potential constitutional amendment on the ballot.
Your Voices
April 25, 2011

Greg Mortenson's "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

An open letter to humanitarian and author, Greg Mortenson, asks why, if he survived all the dangerous experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan that he claims, he doesn't have the strength to talk with reporters about the recent allegations lodged against him.
Your Voices
April 20, 2011

Say It Ain't So, Greg

If the allegations lodged against Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones Into Schools" are true, Mortenson will have irreparably damaged legitimate humanitarian causes.
Your Voices
April 12, 2011

Obama Should Swap Biden for Clinton in 2012

Break with tradition, Mr. President, and run with Hillary Clinton as your next vice president instead of Joe Biden.
Your Voices
April 7, 2011

Africa's Rhino Poaching Crisis

The illegal killing of rhinos in Africa, to provide their horns to markets in Asia, has created "the worst poaching crisis in decades."
Your Voices
March 30, 2011

Harming the Elderly is No Solution to State's Budget Woes

Difficult decisions must be made to balance the state's budget, but those decisions should not be shortsighted and heartless. A Republican proposal to cut $2.68 million from senior nutrition programs in Minnesota is both shortsighted and heartless.
Your Voices
March 26, 2011

Remembering Geraldine Ferraro

As the first woman to be nominated for the vice-presidency, Geraldine Ferraro shattered the glass ceiling and raised the bar for all who followed her.
Your Voices
March 22, 2011

You Go, T-Paw

Tim Pawlenty has announced the formation of a Presidential Exploratory Committee. This may be the most positive thing I ever write about our former governor: Good for you, T-Paw.
Your Voices
March 17, 2011

Proudly American

Despite widespread anti-American sentiment in the world, traveling internationally brings out my pride in being an American.
Your Voices
March 4, 2011

Michele Bachmann is One Bright Bulb

Michele Bachmann says: "The American people want less government intrusion into their lives, not more, and that includes staying out of their personal light bulb choices." You just can't make this stuff up.