The most-read opinions of 2012

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  • Updated: December 30, 2012 - 8:23 PM

Find out which commentaries were the most-read on the Opinion Web page during the past year.

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pumiceDec. 28, 12 3:40 PM

Kudos to Sarah Janecek, former ELCA Bishop Herbert Chilstrom, Brian Rosenberg, Marilyn Carlson Nelson and the STrib's editorial board for their eloquent, compelling, rational and persuasive commentaries on the marriage amendment. I am glad that we, the people of Minnesota, lived up to Ms. Carlson's faith in us.

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pumiceDec. 28, 12 4:26 PM

TAKE 2: Whoa! How much chutzpah did it take for Rep. Bachmann to write: "I am immensely aware how vitally important it is to restore confidence in our economy and create quality jobs for Minnesotans. It is also clear that life is becoming increasingly unaffordable for average Americans. And while I am working tirelessly every day to promote progrowth policies so Minnesota's small businesses will once again invest and hire new workers..."

If she's concerned that life is becoming increasingly unaffordable for average Americans, that must mean our fair TEApublican plans to vote for the plan which prevents workers like my daughter from getting hit with a $2000 tax increase. Right?

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kd5757Dec. 30, 12 7:51 PM

Our state legislature should focus on the economy in 2013 but that doesn't mean it can't multi-task and get other things done as well. A case in point is same-sex marriage. If our state representatives have been paying attention over the last 18 months they would have noticed that an ever increasing number of citizens favor same-sex marriage. Polls show that a majority of Minnesotan's support same-sex marriage than are opposed (e.g,47% supporting vs. 43% opposing--Public Policy Poll Oct 8, 2012). Furthermore, they would also have seen that there is no scientifically credible evidence that same-sex marriage is bad for society or that children with same-sex parents fare any better or worse than children with opposite-sex parents. Since none of our legislators can produce a legitimate reason for denying same-sex marriage, and since they cannot favor one religious viewpoint over another, they could spend minimal time in ensuring the rights of our gay and lesbian citizens further strengthening equality in our state...which is good for everyone.

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erikj3Dec. 30, 12 9:50 PM

Same sex marriage will be legal in Minnesota by 2014.

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EleanoreDec. 31, 12 7:23 AM

"If she's concerned that life is becoming increasingly unaffordable for average Americans, that must mean our fair TEApublican plans to vote for the plan which prevents workers like my daughter from getting hit with a $2000 tax increase. Right?" - Tell your daughter to adjust her spending like all of us and government ahs to do. Then write a letter to your big spending elected officials of either party and let them know that they are sending too much and lawlessly. Stadiums we do not need. Aid to green companies that fail. Paying for administrative departments that break laws and waste money. tell your daughetr she owes for thsi as we all do and she should be working with the rest of us to bring those big, lawless spenders to change their ways or face criminal trial for their acts against the constitution.

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paulskiDec. 31, 12 8:03 AM

someone tell matt to stick to football

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