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Support Gophers volleyball in the Final Four
The challenges the University of Minnesota’s athletics department faced this year are well-documented. 
However, an extraordinary group of student-athletes are setting a wonderful example of athleticism and sportsmanship for those of us fortunate enough to have watched them compete.
The Gophers volleyball players, led by coach Hugh McCutcheon and his staff, are poetry in motion. Every improbable dig, block party, service ace and thunderous kill is awesome to behold. Daly Santana and her fellow teammates are beacons of light in an otherwise disappointing sports realm. 
Volleyball team, your fans congratulate you on all on your accomplishments thus far — you’re Big Ten Conference Champs, and you’re in the NCAA Final Four.
Bringing back a National Championship Trophy from Omaha this weekend would be a fitting end to a remarkable season. Go Gophers volleyball.
Tim McDevitt
University alumnus
Comment on “Black Lives Matter: Full stop” 
You quote South African human rights activist Desmond Tutu as saying, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
Let me take you back all of 14 years ago. Former President George W. Bush said, “You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.”
The development of this attitude is the single most destructive thing to happen in politics in my lifetime. Enemies are everywhere, and unless you wholeheartedly agree with me and everything I stand for, you are the enemy, too.
This attitude, whenever it pops up, is toxic. It wasn’t cute when Bush-era Republicans did it. It isn’t cute when progressives do it, either. It’s the death of rational discourse and of fact-based policy.
Rusty Shacklefort via mndaily.com