The coverage of the bridge collapse by the daily papers, particularly the Star Tribune, has been terrific. It's a prime example of why we need first-rate, adequately staffed daily newspapers. But some of the attempts to raise the import of the event have gotten a little out of hand.
Yesterday, the editors at Money magazine ranked Eden Prairie the tenth best place to live in the entire United States. On the heels of that strange pronouncement comes a marginally less dubious claim: Minneapolis is one of the safest cities in the nation--that is, when safety is measured by vulnerab ... More >>
A New Orleans resident since 1952, Sandra Carter never let a hurricane force her from her home. When Katrina hit, Carter, a widow and retired substitute teacher, figured she would be okay because her home in the city's Algiers neighborhood sits on a high spot. But three days after the storm rolled t ... More >>
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.