Members of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Minnesota Legislature are deliberating the definition of marriage. Either institution could take action to legalize same-sex marriage and extend equal benefits to all married couples. Today’s Question: Should the definition of marriage be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court or the Minnesota Legislature? Same-sex marriage at the Read more

The Internet is making us poor, asserts Christopher Mims, science and technology writer for Quartz. “History is littered with technological transitions,” he says. “Many of them seemed at the time to threaten mass unemployment of one type of worker or another, whether it was buggy whip makers or, more recently, travel agents. But here’s what’s Read more

Dennis Blankensop, a councilmember from the northeast Minnesota town of Cohasset has for the past couple months been “virtually” attending council meetings via Skype software from his condo in Palm Springs, Calif. Today’s Question: Should public officials be allowed to cast votes remotely? “My thinking is, it’s the 21st century; let’s do this,” said Cohasset Read more

TV time for children younger than 2 has been discouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics for decades. A recent study suggests that screen time leads to lower psychological ability. But some parents, educators and a growing industry of educational app makers are making a case to allow young children touch-screen time. Today’s Question: Should Read more

A 12-year-old boy was arrested this week after police say he falsely reported a shooting at New Prague Middle School. Some dozen law enforcement agencies responded to the incident only to find that it was a false alarm. Students were sent home for the rest of the day. Today’s Question: What is the appropriate punishment Read more

There are many challenges in the Middle East. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya have all shed themselves from dictators but their future remains unclear. Turmoil in Yemen continues. Meanwhile, Iran presses forward with it’s nuclear program. Today’s Question: What should President Barack Obama’s priority be as he continues his first visit to Israel?