This morning’s school shootings are among the worst mass killings in U.S. history. Today’s Question: What’s your reaction to the school shootings in Connecticut?
Currently, it’s legal to buy pop, chips and cookies using food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But increasingly, public health experts concerned about obesity are raising questions about that policy, pitting them against longtime allies in the hunger prevention community. Today’s Question: Should food stamp recipients be allowed to use their benefits to Read more →
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is among a group of congressmen who are suing to halt the use of the filibuster in the Senate. Ellison argues that the filibuster, under Senate rules, improperly blocks legislation that the House has voted on. Today’s Question: Should the filibuster be changed, and how?
A small asteroid came relatively close to Earth on Tuesday, and a larger one is passing by at a greater distance today. Yesterday’s asteroid was discovered only just before the encounter. Today’s Question: If an asteroid were to strike Earth within an hour, would you want to know? (h/t: Bob Collins, Newscut.)
Poll numbers show an approval rating of 60 percent or higher for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who says she wants to leave office after President Obama finishes his first term. She has said she is not interested in another run for president, but observers speculate that she may change her mind. Today’s Question: What Read more →
The heaviest snowstorm to hit the region in two winters dumped heavy snow across a broad portion of Minnesota. Wisconsin and South Dakota yesterday. Today’s Question: Are you happy about the snowstorm?
The historic Union Depot in St. Paul will reopen to the public this weekend, 41 years after the last train left the station. The $243 million makeover is seen as key to helping revitalize downtown St. Paul. Today’s Question: What would it take for you to see downtown St. Paul as a destination?
Minnesota’s latest economic forecast shows the state facing a $1.1 billion deficit in the upcoming two-year budget cycle. Today’s Question: How would you fix Minnesota’s budget?
One of the options under consideration by fiscal-cliff negotiators in Washington is to close so-called tax loopholes by ending certain deductions. Today’s Question: Among tax deductions that you use, which would you be willing to give up?
After the defeat of the amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota, some advocates are beginning to organize an effort to make such marriages legal. Today’s Question: Is it time to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota?