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Located: St Paul, Minnesota
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Early February Media Goodness on Feb 6, 2012 in Media Goodness, Words in My MouthIDs not so easy to come by: A Pioneer Press letter in today's paper from a woman who has worked with people trying to get photo IDs shows just how hard it can be: In my work assisting adults with various services, I assist in obtaining a picture ID...



The Big Event on Feb 5, 2012 in Election 2012It happens once a year. Leading up to it, competitors meet to bash each others' brains in, with one side coming out the winner. Strategy and good coaching make all the difference. It fills many pages of the newspapers. Reporters are assigned to cove...



Repression 1, Free Speech 0 on Feb 4, 2012 in Afflicting the ComfortableIt's bad enough that journalists have been and are being excluded from covering police actions against the Occupy movement and that the World Press Freedom Index downgraded the U.S. from 20th to 47th, but now it's even happening in the halls of Congr...



Morons Marching Away from Omelas on Feb 3, 2012 in Afflicting the Comfortable, BooksRecently I amused myself by thinking of a situation where two short stories -- "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula LeGuin and Cyril Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons" -- were read aloud at the same event. The result was...



Wrong Place, Wrong Kind on Feb 2, 2012 in Drive-by ShootingImagine you're driving down a stretch of urban interstate and you see this billboard: What would you think it was for? Unconsciously processing the cheery, script typeface and happy-faced tool, I had the vague idea it was for a home handyman servi...



Lots of Dots on Feb 1, 2012 in Facts I Never KnewA letter in yesterday's Star Tribune by Steven Boyer of St. Paul included this fact I never knew: We have 400 military bases in Afghanistan. That's a base for every 629 square miles. If they were evenly spaced around the country, no base would be mo...