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Traitors Among Us

By Peter Molenaar Has everyone heard about the new tax code and its predicted effect upon our national debt? Naturally, the discussion has turned now to cutting Social Security, Medicare, and much more. Yes, money has always corrupted our democracy, but the open talk about having to satisfy “the donors” is new. Effortlessly, Wall Street [...]

Messiah Before Profit

By Peter Molenaar Faithful readers of the Alley will recall two pages from last month’s issue, devoted to the conversation surrounding the fate of Messiah Lutheran Church. As things stand, Messiah will be marketed, starting at the rumored price of $800,000. Any takers other than the adjacent corporate interest which intends to demolish [...]

Superbowl Quarantine

Superbowl Quarantine

FRANK REFLECTIONS: Whose land is “Our” land?

BY FRANK ERICKSON Homelessness within the Native American Community is much higher than the white community. What white Europeans have done to Native Americans is beyond words. The most important issue our society will deal with in the next 100 years is–who has the right to own things around here. My ancestors come here, unjustly take the [...]

Vietnam and Naked Truth

By Peter Molenaar A good part of our neighborhood gave its attention to THE VIETNAM WAR on public television. For my generation, the series was an edifying reminder of that war’s impact upon our inner-being. Kent State Massacre, May 4, 1970… Nixon’s people informed the grief stricken parents: You should be happy your son was killed, he [...]

“Agitation stirs all the Atmosphere into Movement”

“Agitation stirs all the Atmosphere into Movement”

Ready for Some Football?

By Peter Molenaar I trust that no Vikings fan from this neighborhood has given up their seat or TV time to boycott the NFL. However, in D. Trump’s words, those who “dishonor our flag” are “sons of bitches.” The historical “bitch” was, of course, the enslaved woman the master would rape…only to have her mixed-race children torn [...]

1881-Wendell comments about what’s coming out of Russia that year…

1881-Wendell comments about what’s coming out of Russia that year…

Two Harveys Among Us

By Peter Molenaar Almost everyone in the Phillips Community knows something about Hurricane Harvey and associates.  Not as many are acquainted with Harvey Winje, editor of the Alley Newspaper.  So sad. Truth to tell, Harvey (the hurricane) is not a totally bad sort of being.  Actually, Mother Earth deploys hurricanes to flush excess heat from [...]

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