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Articles from January 16, 2017

After Obamacare Is Repealed, How Will Trump ‘Take Care of Everybody’?
I’ve never been the biggest fan of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). It’s not perfect. It’s too complicated. The cost containment mechanisms built into the health care exchanges haven’t lived up to expectations. The Supreme...
A Reminiscence on Martin Luther King Day
During several years of my service on a neighborhood board when most of the seats were held by Somalis, I told the members this remembrance.In 1968 I lived in a duplex at 513 16th Ave. South, Minneapolis, an address that disappeared a few years later...
Weeklong Facebook Break Lifts Mood, Study Finds
Facebook users get a psychological lift when they take a weeklong break from the popular social media site, according to a recent study conducted in Denmark.The finding was particularly true for people who are either heavy users of Facebook or who “lurk”...
When Fear Festers and Hatred Rules, We All Lose
We as a nation are only great when we are all greater than fear and hate.The recent rhetoric regarding a proposed Muslim cemetery in Chisago Lake Township was unfortunately laced with both. One such comment included telling these “terrorists” to go back...
Why Killing a Mass Transit Funding Board May Be the Only Way to Save Mass Transit Funding in the Twin Cities
It may seem counterintuitive that the best way to fund mass transit in the Twin Cities might be to destroy the entity that provides nearly a third of the funding for mass transit.But that is the strategy being advanced by those in favor of completing...
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