It’s a cultural and political Rorschach test: When you look at the face of the actor Mandy Patinkin, whom do you see? Saul Berenson from “Homeland,” or Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride”? Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been quoting the youthful Montoya on the campaign trail. Now the grown-up Saul has begun to object. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
By Eric Ringhameringham@mpr.org
A German church tries to tie Christmas to “The Force Awakens.” Read more →
The short life of retail glory: a play in one act. Read more →
Jack Reuler is frustrated to the point of incoherence because he can’t get police or anyone else to listen to him about an abduction he witnessed. Read more →
The Watergate-era star reporter suffers a public loss of perspective.
Let’s try not to do double takes this afternoon.
ClearWay Minnesota ads fight dirty, and effectively.
It’s not the easiest animal to hunt.
James Doohan, Gordon Cooper among the posthumous passengers.
A private company is on its way to the space station.
Anders Breivik benefits from a system he would destroy.
Guardsman dies saving a little girl in Afghanistan.
“As long as astronauts stay inside, they’re safe”
Blogger Aaron Gleeman tells his readers what it took.
Why does stardom so often lead to destruction?