Category Archives: What’s the news?

Wyoming

I occasionally joke about how small the population of Wyoming is.  Nevertheless, it is shocking to see numbers like this: Liz Cheney won the competitive statewide Republican primary for an open seat in the House of Representatives with fewer than … Continue reading

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Runaways — update

This very strange story has finally been resolved, more or less: the mother has been convicted, with sentencing and the trials of the co-conspirators still to come.  The extra-special highlight is that Michelle MacDonald, her crazy lawyer, is running again … Continue reading

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One size fits all

What does the author of this sentence think “one-size-fits-all” means? Our economy is too diverse for a one-size-fits-all sick and safe leave policy to work, particularly if enacted differently in each local community. The associated good news is that Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Marijuana and driving

I have no idea how one is supposed to parse this lead sentence: WASHINGTON — Six states that allow marijuana use have legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a … Continue reading

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Callery pear

An article in the Times entirely about street trees?  Be still my heart!  Anyhow, it’s the usual story: once upon a time someone thought that it would be a good idea to widely spread an Asian ornamental in America, and … Continue reading

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How to caucus

You show up at 6:45 for an event that is scheduled to begin at 7. The line is already 2 blocks long. In the time it takes you to lock up your bicycle, another 30 people have joined the line. … Continue reading

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Some more links on UMN faculty organizing

From the Minnesota Daily, Faculty files to unionize. From MPR, U faculty file petition toward union vote. From City Pages, Faculty file for union to bring the U’s focus back to the classroom. From Workday Minnesota, University of Minnesota faculty file for union election. … Continue reading

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