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Recent articles by Joe:

Soucheray: Paying your debts is a duty of adulthood

If it might be called an institution, for most certainly it is more than a mere concept, then paying your debts is a bedrock principle of the republic, a republic now insulted by the push to forgiv… → Read More

Soucheray: Earth would be a lesser place without birds and bees, so resist I will

My feeder is currently empty, but the protocols keep changing in an uncanny mimicking of what we have faced the last two years → Read More

Joe Soucheray: My sense of ice failed me. It’s not the only thing failing in this world.

I cursed my clumsiness, my failed sense of ice, my timing given the onset of spring. I probably felt unlucky. Then I saw the picture. → Read More

Soucheray: Just because they call it math doesn’t make it so – Twin Cities

Parents of color — all parents — should be outraged that the progressive left is ruining the academy. → Read More

Soucheray: We need gas and we need to be able to afford it

It might very well develop that $5 a gallon could be the least of our problems. → Read More

Soucheray: Another way to say it: We’re Division I, let’s look like it

It was a clash of two cultural titans and ancient St. Paul institutions when the University of St. Thomas made an unsolicited offer to buy the Town & Country Club golf course. → Read More

Soucheray: St. Paul’s public-safety puzzle gets more puzzling – Twin Cities

The Office of Neighborhood Safety: another figment of woke imaginations. → Read More

Soucheray: I write this as a vaccinated, boosted citizen of the United States

The decline of San Francisco, the Twin Cities, New York, Chicago, etc., has been sharply brought into focus during exactly the two years of Covid. → Read More

Soucheray: Cold and barbed wire, scrapes and dents and busted skis. What a race that was!

For more than 10 years the International 500 snowmobile race was the premier event of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. → Read More

Soucheray: In St. Paul schools, who is running the show?

Superintendent Joe Gothard, to his credit, believes virtual learning to be substandard. He doesn’t want it. He wants kids in school. → Read More

Soucheray: We’ve been getting our wakeup calls

We now have another wakeup. We have to do a better job of investigating just who it is we are voting for in a judge’s race. → Read More

Soucheray: The vulnerable are in trouble in this town

The people in charge have placed us in danger. → Read More

Soucheray: We call people like Bill here ‘converts’ – Twin Cities

The Royal Order of the 21sters has its small headquarters at The Crabby Coffee Shop. Nothing much, but it suits us. → Read More

Soucheray: Seeing red over what we’ll pay for Purple Line – Twin Cities

What crystal ball did the Met Council gaze dreamily into? → Read More

Soucheray: When we find ourselves in times of trouble

After multiple attempts and as many failures, I called a number and asked for either the 5-year-old, the 9-year-old or the 11-year-old. The 5-year-old was available. → Read More

Soucheray: Quit adding redundant programs that require higher taxes in St. Paul

We don’t need a new program. Reach out to the 4,000 St. Paul residents who would qualify for the unneeded new program and apprise them of those that already exist. → Read More

Joe Soucheray: The fatal flaw in rent control is already apparent

In the real world where people actually work and figure out how to make a profit, the new rent-control policy in St. Paul is a development killer. → Read More

Soucheray: The loss of Chief Todd Axtell is more significant than people might realize

Axtell stood between the progressive whims of the city council salon and the citizens of St. Paul. → Read More

Soucheray: Crime is the more clear, imminent, proximate threat

Is your health more threatened by the climate or by career criminals who should be in prison, but aren’t? → Read More

Soucheray: Restore the expectation of punishment for a crime

On the night Terry Lorenzo Brown and Devondre Trevon Phillips shot up the Seventh Street Truck Park, Brown, at least, should have been in jail. → Read More