Today’s successful splashdown of the Space X Dragon (its mission to resupply the International Space Station complete) is more than the beginning of the transfer of a space program from government to private business, it’s the transfer from one generation to the next.
Archives for May 2012
Two stories in the news bracket the spectrum of gay rights in America and the risks people take when taking a stand.
The challenges of early dementia explored, public defending is not a ‘thankless’ job, start using common sense, the connection between an Irish rower and the Ojibwe, and disappointment in the trip of a lifetime.
It will be an amazingly beautiful result, even if all life as we know it will be over.
Is it better to be deliriously giddy over a short period of time, are reservedly happy over a long period of time?
Dean Barkley, who was a U.S. senator because Gov. Jesse Ventura appointed him after the death of Paul Wellstone, has announced plans to run for the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The tobacco industry has had a tough time winning court cases in Minnesota in recent years. It won one today, however, when the Minnesota Supreme Court killed an 11-year-old lawsuit against Philip Morris that claimed the company fraudulently marketed Marlboro Lights as a safer cigarette. The Minnesota Court of Appeals had resurrected the case in Read more →
Local music and local heresy, the lure of the Oil Patch, Marina Keegan’s last essay, wishing away Jim Crow, and what happens to all the VHS tapes?
Bob Dylan will probably get most of the coverage today when he receives the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. After all, he’s one of us. But so is John Doar.
The list is noteworthy as much for the plants that didn’t make the cut as much as the ones that did.
The IRS is patting itself on the back today in announcing the closing of 43 small offices, which will save more than $40 million.
The experts seem fairly happy that the prices overall rose but look who’s dragging things down: those Northerners
A story out of Texas has us wondering where the line is between the letter of the law and common sense.
Return to Cedar Rapids, alone together, why it’s OK to not know what you’re doing, why are politicians giving up, and the blind baseball traveler completes his mission.
What makes a church, is concealed carry working, father’s day at Target Field, the dying newspaper, and ‘Coffees’