This picture from Aleppo has the world paying attention again. Photography can do that. Read more →
Some people can look away from the killings and attacks on innocent people in Syria. And then there are the Canadians. Read more →
For years, Star Tribune legend Sid Hartman warned his legions against the Twin Cities becoming ‘a cold Omaha.’ Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Read more →
It was one year ago Sunday that Canada’s prime minister greeted a planeload of Syrian refugees from Lebanon, welcoming them to his country. Read more →
There are angels who walk among us, but they are no match for the evil of war. Anas al-Basha could have left Aleppo any time but he stayed behind, trying to maintain a civil society. Al-Basha could make kids laugh. He’s a clown. Now, he’s dead.
We are told today that this image of a little boy, hurt in the civil war that has leveled Aleppo in Syria, is shocking the world. Now what? Read more →
When they arrived last night in Kansas City, a few people greeted them, but the family’s sponsors didn’t announce the time of their arrival so even if Kansas City wanted to put on a big display of open arms, Kansas City couldn’t. Read more →
Homs is Syria’s third-largest city. Or, at least it was before it was bombed literally back to the stone age. Read more →
The mass migration of people trying to flee war has one constant: the children. Always the children. Read more →
The situation in Ukraine is occupying our attention. And now it’s almost hard to remember what the big crisis was before that?
Syria is still happening. Read more →
A plea to step back from the brink in Rogers, the business of raising the minimum wage, the art of getting old, from Norway with love, and a boy and his dog. Read more →
A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes 999 of the words are wrong. This tweet raced across the Internet this week. It showed a boy “all alone” in the desert, fleeing the violence of Syria. It was based on a picture distributed by a U.N. agency. Here 4 year old Marwan, who was Read more →
Far too often, journalists act as stenographers, dutifully reporting bilge that professional spokespersons distribute that everyone knows to be nonsense. Read more →
It’s hard to remember the last time a national issue in the United States didn’t break down along party lines. The Syria question is an exception.
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Workers too loyal? Nursing home tasers and the young face of a civil war. Read more →