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The Past at Play!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Minnesota Historical Society

The photographs from the Minnesota Historical Society's (MNHS) collections document the state's history, but the collections provide more than views o...

Dogs Rescue Presidencies: Twice On This Date

John Llewellyn | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
John Llewellyn

Nixon's remarks are rated by scholars as the sixth most important speech by an American in the 20th century. FDR's speech is not as widely known; even less well-known is the fact that Nixon remembered well the Fala speech and intentionally modeled "Checkers" after it.

Sport and Society for Arete-Goodell's Press Conference

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.21.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Roger Goodell continued to play the role of Pete Rozelle, as envisioned by Roger Goodell. The arrogance was there, but the credibility was missing. The assertions of rectitude were repeated ad nauseam and they fell on deaf ears.

Florida Man Allegedly Threatened To Shoot Drive-Thru Employee Over Burger

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.21.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes you just crave a burger. A Florida man is accused of threatening to shoot a Checkers drive-thru clerk if he did not hand over a hamburger...

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

First Nighter: Four Clicks and a Clunk Around Town

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

Charlie weighs in at somewhere between 550 and 600 pounds and conducts his online course in literary criticism and composition lying on his besieged sofa like an Idaho-Mormon-country beached behemoth.

Ask Mitt About Amnesty -- His Own

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, for an enterprising national reporter, the next time he/she gets to ask Romney a question, there is a better question, better because it is black-and-white and unspinnable: Did Romney get amnesty from the IRS on taxes owed on his Swiss Bank Account?

Facebook Power! Michael Vick Shutdown

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One person started a group on Facebook. Others agreed with the message. Thousands collectively banded together to tell corporations to be more socially responsible. Companies listened.

(Taps Shoulder): Excuse me, Mr. President?

Melissa Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melissa Hapke

Remember me? I'm the little people you promised to serve for two years on the campaign trail. I'm the person who walked the neighborhood convincing p...

Who's Flipping Burgers Now? You Might Be Surprised | Boyd Huppert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- You could view the new Checkers restaurant in Brooklyn Center as a hamburger joint. Or you could picture the nation's econom...

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...