When the St. Louis Park City Council meets on July 15 to consider routine topics like agenda planning and preferred purchasing policies, one part of the procedure will be slightly different: reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. City councilors in the city of 50,000 just west of downtown Minneapolis, voted unanimously last week to drop the pledge from their call to order in a...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday said she hasn’t been paying much attention to news about author E. Jean Carroll accusing President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. Asked what Congress should do about Carroll’s claim, Pelosi suggested Democrats are too busy addressing policy issues, including how to deal with the humanitarian crisis at the southern...
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at a Supreme Court ruling that effectively blocked his administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. census, suggesting he could delay the survey. Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this...
Food labeling is a minefield. Bright colors and straplines such as “no added fat” and “high in protein” really draw people in. Marketing campaigns designed to add familiarity to brand name products, means we’re more than comfortable to just grab and go when in need of a snack, all without a second thought....
Democratic presidential candidates reacted with disappointment on Thursday after the Supreme Court gave lawmakers the green light to gerrymander district maps. The ruling dealt a devastating blow to voting rights groups who say the practice of drawing districts to suit a particular party or candidate threatens the very foundations of democracy and often disproportionately affects voters of color.  “Politicians shouldn’t be...
After the five conservative justices of the Supreme Court essentially greenlighted the practice of partisan gerrymandering by deciding they could not weigh in on the issue’s “political questions,” Justice Elena Kagan denounced her colleagues, arguing that the majority shirked the high court’s responsibility to help protect democracy. “Of all times to abandon the Court’s duty to declare the law, this was...
Curious on who Donald Trump will attack in his next tweetstorm? The smart money is on the Dalai Lama. That’s because the 83-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader called out the president as someone with a “lack of moral principle,” during a recent interview with the BBC. The big problem with the president, according to the Dalai Lama, is that his emotions as a “little...
20 Online Shopping Fiascos That Could Make Anyone Cry, “I Want My Money Back!” Ordering stuff online is a tricky business. Everything should run smoothly...if you’re lucky. You can get...
What Famous Companies Looked Like In Their Early Days What do Google, Apple, Amazon, Harley-Davidson, and Disney have in common? They were all started in a garage. Most of the iconic, multi-billion-dollar companies...
13 Smart Projects That Can Save Our Wounded Planet It’s easy to believe that local efforts don’t matter when it comes to saving our planet. But even small things can make...