I started this NewsCut “tradition” in 2010 and then promptly forgot to continue it. A lot of good traditions die that way but not this one.
The news is a hard thing. We want to retreat to our respective corners, what with us all being in some tribe or another, and the Internet makes us come out swinging. That’s the way of the world. It’s imprinted on us.
The comments section is open. In the spirit of the season, everybody write something that says something good about someone else.
I’ll be back on Thursday morning.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.