Marshall Independent, 25 Jun 2016 20:53:49 EDTSat, 25 Jun 2016 20:53:49 EDT Takes (Quick-hit version) "Quick-hit" version of "Thumbs Up" is a feature that runs periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT49 dead and Congress STILL doesn't get it you have been wondering how powerful the National Rifle Association really is, you got your answer Monday. Ignited by the worst mass shooting in modern U.S.Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpecial? Hmm. How about 'sorry''s an item the next Minnesota Legislature can take up in 2017: The removal of the world "special" from "special session.Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes weather THUMBS DOWN: Summer hasn't officially begun yet, but on Tuesday, the region was reminded that the severe weather season is already here.Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWe need more focus on homegrown terrorists again, we are left with questions and fear in the wake of a national tragedy. Once again, there are no answers.Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT