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Jen Psaki, blameless State Department spokeswoman, explained that the hasty evacuation of our embassy in Yemen was not an evacuation but "a reduction in staff.

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 7:16pm

It's August, and Americans by the millions are cramming themselves into coach-class seats as they embark on their summer vacations.

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 7:16pm

In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars.”

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 5:13pm

To be objectivist about it, you would have to conclude that the Republican Party is shrugging at Rand Paul right now.

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 5:12pm

It's a movie on people's lips more for a disappointing box office than for reasons to go see it. But here's why you should come late to the party and still buy a ticket.

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 7:21pm

President Obama has finally given the dreaded sequester some attention. The $1.2 trillion package of spending cuts - designed to be so punitive that neither party would ever allow them to phase in - is scheduled to take effect March 1.

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 5:25pm

Forty minutes early for an appointment in St. Paul on Thursday, I was looking for a bagel.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:45pm

It had been three years since Harlan Holmvig's wife of 54 years passed away. In September, he found a beautifully crested gold frame in his rural Crosby home that he knew would be perfect to display a photo from their wedding day.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:45pm

Our Twin Cities friends could learn a thing a two about civic involvement from the folks who live up north.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 5:05pm

Newspapers may be struggling but there's no "woe-is-me" attitude evident in the actions of Marshall Helmberger, publisher of the Timberjay Newspapers of Tower.

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 9:13pm