What We Can Learn From The Friendship Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Antonin Scalia

While a host of issues continually pop up in our national conversation, there’s a recurring theme to each: How drastically we’re divided on them. It doesn’t help at all that we’re in the throes of a presidential election, or that this election has been punctuated by bombast and fervor. But even in our off years…
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Worst Defense Ever: ‘…try To Arrest A Man With No Pants’

There is no situation I can think of in which the removal of one’s pants and underwear puts them in a position of authority. Wearing pants, after all, is a universal sign of authority. But, as reported yesterday by the Daily Republic, a Canistota, S.D., man would apparently disagree. In January, after receiving a 911 hangup call,…
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Vikings Loss Summed Up In ‘Star Wars’ Metaphors

We don’t watch football in our household and when this weekend’s excitement from both the North Dakota State Bison and the Vikings reached a fever pitch, I felt a bit left out. To scratch the itch to watch something epic, we instead watched “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. To be able to internalize the…
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Batman Smells, But Did The Joker Get Away? Or Break His Leg? What About The Commissioner?

My colleague, the ever-inquisitive Dave Olson, prompted an interesting conversation yesterday by simply asking a small group of us how we finish the childhood standard, “Jingle Bells, Batman smells.” Most of us answered “…the Joker got away,” but both Dave and I had actually learned a variant, “…the commissioner broke his leg.” Alternatively, I’ve also…
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A Day’s Worth Of Images From My Photo Folder

I deal with photos a lot for my job. Scratch that. Routinely manhandling photos is a big part of my job. It comes with the territory working on a website as busy as The Forum’s and with our associated social media streams. Nearly every article has some sort of image that, at any given moment, maybe…
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