A Minneapolis history buff is campaigning to change the name of Lake Calhoun because its namesake, Vice President John Calhoun, was a proponent of slavery. Today’s Question: Should we change place names that don’t fit with modern values?
The FBI has rewritten its own rules to give agents more leeway in investigating people who attract its attention. Critics say the new rules may open the door to abuse. Today’s Question: What principles should limit the FBI’s surveillance powers?
A psychologist appearing on Midmorning today argues that parents try too hard to shield their children from misfortune. She says that overprotected children are underprepared for life. Today’s Question: Would you rather protect kids too much, or too little?
President Obama’s approval rating has dropped again, and voters say most of the issues they’ll be thinking about in 2012 concern the economy. Today’s Question: How do you rate President Obama’s handling of the economy?
Layoff notices are starting to arrive today for 36,000 state employees. They would be among the first to feel the direct effects of a possible state government shutdown. Today’s Question: How would a state government shutdown affect you?
Today is Bike Walk to Work Day in the Twin Cities, part of Minnesota Bike Walk Week. A proclamation from the governor notes that Minneapolis has been named the Number One bike-friendly city in the nation. Today’s Question: Is your community bike-friendly?
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty says government should stop running trains, delivering mail or offering any other service that’s available from the private sector. Today’s Question: Should government stop offering any service that the private sector can provide?
Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted on Monday that he had indeed sent inappropriate photos of himself on Twitter and then lied to evade responsibility. Today’s Question: Does telling a lie about a personal matter ruin a politician’s credibility in public matters?
Unless legislators and the governor reach a budget deal, much of state government will shut down July 1st. Services that are deemed essential will continue to function. Today’s Question: What state government services do you consider essential?
The U.S. Agriculture Department has abandoned the old “food pyramid” of dietary guidelines. Instead, it has adopted a new, simpler symbol called “my plate.” Today’s Question: What rule or guideline governs your eating habits?