1,000 Words: Congressional kids
It was opening day of Congress today and while the attention is on the new members, our favorite part about opening days — as we’ll see in a week in the Minnesota Legislature — are the kids of congresspeople who get to sit with their parents and see them one last time over the next two years.
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1,000 Words: The protesters
The freedom to peacefully assemble and speak your mind is a beautiful thing.
At the same time, we often wonder, who are these people who have time on a workday to do so?
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1,000 Words: Bob Dole’s salute
A moment at the Capitol Tuesday reminded us that no matter how powerful we become, time still calls the shots. Read more →
This picture, owned by the Washington Post, carries with it a story of humanity that could, perhaps in a different universe, transcend politics. Read more →
1,000 Words: The volunteers
An 81-year-old Madison, Wis., man was missing after his car was found in a slough. On Monday, 75 volunteers showed up to find him. As near as we can tell, nobody cared who voted for whom. Read more →
Let’s check in on how the media is faring at the big Trump rally in Rochester. Read more →
1,000 Words: Yes, Joe, there’s crying in baseball
Joe Mauer doubled in his final at bat on Sunday, then gave every indication his career with the Twins is over when he caught a single pitch in the 9th inning before exiting to the cheers of a tearful hometown crowd. Read more →
1,000 Words: Minnesota’s non-candidate
A man near Bemidji is running for no office and has the campaign sign to prove it. Read more →
1,000 Words: The handshake that wasn’t
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jamie, died in the Parkland, Fla., school massacre, wanted to make a point when the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took a break.
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1,000 Words: The family reunion
Someday, an alien civilization will land on a dusty planet and find a picture like this and conclude that the planet’s demise was likely due to the insane people who waged wars. Read more →
1,000 Words: The deer and the cop
This is a test of your cuteness detector. This is only a test. Read more →
1,000 Words: Half full or half empty?
If there are only two blogs, have you finished second or finished last?
1,000 Words: The concert drinker
What, you’ve never seen a woman at a country music festival with her head stuck up the tailpipe of a pickup truck? Read more →
Your kindergarteners are going to be singing new nursery rhymes. Read more →
1,000 Words: Flag day for dead soldiers
One characteristic about the original colonies: They have a lot of dead soldiers to remember on Memorial Day.
Massachusetts, where the first shot was fired in a war that would create the United States has had 37,268 in war, stretching back to the Revolution. Read more →