Once again, the White House and Congress have missed a deadline to negotiate a deficit-reduction deal. Indiscriminate budget cuts, known as sequestration, will now take effect. Today’s Question: How does the failure to avoid sequestration affect your view of government?
Yahoo has told its employees who work from home that they will have to work at the office instead. A company memo says, “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo, and that starts with physically being together.” Today’s Question: Is it good for a business Read more →
The horsemeat scandal that began in Ireland last month has spread across Europe, with horse DNA now having been discovered in IKEA meatballs sold in 13 European countries. Some European leaders are calling for new labeling regulations in hopes of bolstering confidence in the food supply. Today’s Question: Does the horsemeat scandal in Europe raise Read more →
Legislators are chewing over the proposed details of a health insurance exchange that Minnesotans could use to shop for health coverage. The exchange would begin operations by October and serve more than a million Minnesotans. Today’s Question: What features would you like to see in a Minnesota insurance exchange?
A bill introduced in the Legislature would establish a poem called “Minnesota Blue” as the official state poem. Minnesota already has an official state song, muffin, mushroom, grain, apple, gemstone, butterfly, flower, tree, photograph, bird and more. Today’s Question: Do designations of official state symbols serve a useful purpose?