he American workplace war on your private time has developed a new weapon, the
Boston Globe reports today — the workation. Read more →
The National Rifle Association’s latest ad — burning up the internet today — is a bit of a jaw dropper.
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Supreme Court dooms effort to end Redskins name, logo
The U.S. Department of Justice today has given up the latest attempt to try to force the team to drop the name.
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Let’s go over proper etiquette at the concert.
You don’t clap between movements.
You do clap when a dog walks on stage and takes up residence with the concertmaster. Read more →
From time to time in this space we take special note of the people who stop to help others. But sometimes, it’s better just to keep on walking or driving. Read more →
There’s been a really great hashtag campaign on Twitter this week (#WeMakeNPR) as the people who work at NPR tweet about what they do and how it is they came to do it. For many people, radio is a voice, but the reality is the heart and soul of a radio network and radio station Read more →
In Viroqua, Wis., a woman who rescues abused horses is the latest victim of the unstoppable need of social media to shame someone, facts be damned. Read more →
Baseball umpire saves a woman trying to jump
John Tumpane, a Major League Baseball umpire, could’ve kept walking yesterday when he saw a woman climb over a railing on the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon.
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No power, no bathroom, no problem for Stillwater bridge operator
Mike Schmidt, a 36-year veteran of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, represented the Minnesota culture well last evening when he considered then answered MPR host Mike Mulcahy’s question about being stuck atop the Stillwater Lift Bridge on Tuesday when its electrical system shorted out. Read more →
For the most part, earthlings have been listening for signs of life from another system rather than sending out signals to let someone else ‘out there’ know we’re here. That, apparently is about to change because SETI Institute scientist Douglas Vakoch, is planning an ongoing series of messages to begin in 2018. Not everyone is convinced that’s a good idea. Read more →
You punch out of work early because the weather isn’t good, and you break your hip when you fall on an icy sidewalk at a garage your employer owns four blocks from where you were working. Are you entitled to workers compensation benefits? Read more →
Not that we needed more evidence of the polarized politics of America, but Pew Research reveals today that Democrats and Republicans can’t even agree on whether it should be easy to vote. Read more →
If there has to be a stuck-up bridge, isn’t Stillwater the perfect place for it? Read more →
Four New Jersey Democrats are pushing a bill in that state that would require schools to teach kids how to interact with the police. Read more →
The Mesabi Daily News has had it with the big-city folk trying to destroy the Iron Range’s way of life. Read more →