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Detroit's Ruins

Donald Kaul | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

Human misery that can't be quantified on a balance sheet has no weight in capitalism. This is pretty much the story of Detroit.

Midwest A Victim Of 'Rural Brain Drain'

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Small towns across the country are dying off, and college students are partly to blame.

Blizzard Dumps 20 Inches Of Snow In Parts Of Midwest

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — A powerful snowstorm socked the upper Midwest on Saturday with as much as 20 inches of snow, forcing authorities to close roads ac...

Snow Day Disarray: The Good And The Bad Of School Closings Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From stalled buses to stalled attention spans, mounds of white stuff means one thing: It's snow day season. Across the Midwest to the Northeast, snow...

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: The Granddaddy Of Them All

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Thomas Alter

On Sunday, Soldier Field will be packed to capacity, incredibly loud and more than likely freezing. These two glorious franchises wouldn't have it any other way.

PHOTOS: TINY ART: Lori Nix's Photographs Of Miniature Apocalyptic Scenes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Photographer Lori Nix isn't scared of natural disasters. As a native midwesterner, Nix endured the extremes of mother nature, found them fascinating a...

Weekly Mulch: Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...

Jerry Appleseed

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apples in the Midwest by saying, "Granny Smith, meet McIntosh. Mac has invented a newfang...

Inspector General Criticism Doesn't Faze FBI Raids on Midwestern Anti-war Activists

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

An FBI agent gains "stats" for serving subpoenas, national security letters, executing search warrants, contacting confidential sources, etc., whether or not any relevant evidence is obtained via this "work".

Weekly Mulch: Want to Combat Climate Change? Ignore Congress.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given ...

Manufacturing Jobs In The Midwest Highlight An Otherwise Gloomy Jobs Report

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing job gains in the Midwest helped lower the nation's economic stress in April to its lowest point in five months, accor...

2010 Census Return Rate Hits 72 Percent, Matches 2000 Census Return Rate

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's down to the wire: With a few days left before final mail-in results are tallied, nearly three-fourths of U.S. households have ...

Betty White: White-Hot in Cleveland or Not

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

In an age that celebrates harlots over starlets, PYTs a quarter Betty White's age would require battalions of publicists to garner a fraction of the attention that she's attracting just by being Betty White.

Midwest Tornadoes Kill Five, Injure At Least 58

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NORMAN, Okla. — Tornadoes ripped through the Southern Plains on Monday as storms that killed five people and injured dozens more blew cars off h...

Frontier Airlines Won't Be Renamed New Air, New Name Still Being Considered

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Friday, we shared a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noting customer surveys implying that Denver's Frontier Airlines could be renamed Ne...

Beyond Band-Aids For Our Broken Economy

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Our economic policy should cultivate worker- and community-owned businesses that not only keep workers in jobs but keep the profits from their work in their profits.

Storm Turns holiday travel dangerous in Midwest

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — A blustery storm spread snow and ice across the heartland Thursday as Americans rushed to get home for the holidays, grounding fli...

EPA Decides to Take a New Look at Atrazine

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.

Plan To Round Up Wild Horses Draws Opposition

AP | By MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SPARKS, Nev. -- One of most stirring symbols of the American West -- mustangs thundering freely across the range -- could be heading east. The gove...

Midwest Faces Wind Chills Of -50

AP | MEGHAN BARR and JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Steadily falling snow blanketed the Midwest on Thursday, part of a vicious cold snap engulfing much of the nation, and a tracto...

America's Midwest: Cashless Chasm or the Valley of Opportunity?

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

I want to offer a macro-level view of the larger opportunity I see in both Michigan and the Midwest, as a venture capitalist looking for small businesses that have a chance to become much, much bigger businesses.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

Political Haiku: Redder States

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

A haiku on the newest global warming study.

Ryan Grim

Small Midwestern States To Be Hit Hardest By Climate Change: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The politics of climate change are difficult in the Senate, it's often said, because it's a regional issue: coal state senators are afraid their econo...

Do We Have a Cap? Midwest Governors and Climate Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Henderson

D.C. should take notice that the Midwest is opening the road to a reinvigorated economy and clean energy future.