There was another Supreme Court decision yesterday: The court struck down the Stolen Valor Act, which Congress had passed in 2005. The justices held that people who lie about having received service medals are engaging in protected speech under the First Amendment. Today’s Question: If you’d been asked to weigh freedom of speech against false Read more →
The Supreme Court has upheld most of President Obama’s health care overhaul. Today’s Question: What’s your reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act?
A Catholic elementary school teacher in Moorhead has lost her job for admitting to her superiors that she disagrees with the church on the Minnesota marriage amendment. Today’s Question: When you’re among others of your faith, do you feel free to dissent without fear of retribution?
For the second time in six months, a child inside a house in north Minneapolis has been killed by gunfire. Nizeal Banks, 5, was killed less than three miles from the house where Terrell Mayes Jr., 3, was shot last December. Today’s Question: What can we do to protect children better?
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down parts of Arizona’s immigration law, ruling that immigration policy remained a federal responsibility. President Obama said the ruling made clear the need for comprehensive revision of federal immigration laws. Today’s Question: What should be the main goal of U.S. immigration policy?
The Senate last week passed a five-year farm bill that would eliminate most direct farm subsidies in favor of expanded crop insurance. Advocates said the changes were necessary to help reduce the deficit. The House is expected to begin work on its own version in a couple of weeks. Today’s Question: Should farms continue to Read more →
Duluth tourism officials say the city continues to welcome visitors, even as the mayor estimates that infrastructure damage from this week’s storm and flood could reach $80 million. Today’s Question: Does this week’s flooding in Duluth change your plans for the summer?
It was a stormy season even before the heavy rains and resulting floods that struck Duluth over the past day and a half. Today’s Question: Do you worry that severe weather is becoming less of a fluke?
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the Affordable Care Act, the health reform law that many Democrats regard as President Obama’s signature accomplishment. Today’s Question: What’s at stake for you in the Supreme Court’s health care ruling?
The Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s ruling against a 450-foot cell phone tower near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. AT&T says the tower, which will be visible from within the BWCA, is needed to improve cell phone coverage. Today’s Question: Should people who live near a wilderness area be willing to accept Read more →