This is a pretty incredible photograph from Associated Press White House photograph Pablo Martinez Monsivais. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Tag: 1000 Words
It was opening day of Congress today and while the attention is on the new members, our favorite part about opening days — as we’ll see in a week in the Minnesota Legislature — are the kids of congresspeople who get to sit with their parents and see them one last time over the next two years.
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The freedom to peacefully assemble and speak your mind is a beautiful thing.
At the same time, we often wonder, who are these people who have time on a workday to do so?
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A moment at the Capitol Tuesday reminded us that no matter how powerful we become, time still calls the shots. Read more →
This picture, owned by the Washington Post, carries with it a story of humanity that could, perhaps in a different universe, transcend politics. Read more →
An 81-year-old Madison, Wis., man was missing after his car was found in a slough. On Monday, 75 volunteers showed up to find him. As near as we can tell, nobody cared who voted for whom. Read more →
Let’s check in on how the media is faring at the big Trump rally in Rochester. Read more →
Joe Mauer doubled in his final at bat on Sunday, then gave every indication his career with the Twins is over when he caught a single pitch in the 9th inning before exiting to the cheers of a tearful hometown crowd. Read more →
A man near Bemidji is running for no office and has the campaign sign to prove it. Read more →
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jamie, died in the Parkland, Fla., school massacre, wanted to make a point when the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took a break.
Mission accomplished. Read more →
Someday, an alien civilization will land on a dusty planet and find a picture like this and conclude that the planet’s demise was likely due to the insane people who waged wars. Read more →
This is a test of your cuteness detector. This is only a test. Read more →
What, you’ve never seen a woman at a country music festival with her head stuck up the tailpipe of a pickup truck? Read more →
Your kindergarteners are going to be singing new nursery rhymes. Read more →