Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own

Photo by Jetvic/iStock A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers. By Ben DeJarnette / 08.03.2016 Seven years ago, Winthrop, Minnesota, population 1,400, decided it needed an internet upgrade. Most local residents were served by companies like Mediacom, which Consumer Reports consistently ranked among the[…]

Ikigai: Finding Your Reason for Being

By Chip Richards What Gets You Out of Bed in the Morning? When asked what is the single most powerful contributing factor to one’s health and vitality, integrative medical doctor Oscar Serrallach answered without hesitation: having a sense of purpose. Serrallach went on to describe that while some of his patients have developed great regimes of nutrition, lifestyle[…]

With Clinton at Helm, Democratic Party Again a ‘Plaything of the Super-Rich’

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine waves with his presidential running mate Hillary Clinton after she introduced him during a campaign rally in Miami on July 23. (Photo: Scott Audette/ Reuters) Back-to-back fundraisers with Hollywood elite and fossil fuel industry hope to boost an already sizable warchest By Lauren Macauley / 08.03.2016 It appears that[…]

Alexander Hamilton, Sudden History Superstar

By Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne / 07.31.2016 Historian More than two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is enjoying a renaissance of attention. The smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, which recently won a Pulitzer Prize and 11 Tony Awards, has rocketed him to unprecedented historical fame. He seems like an all-purpose, durable hero. Conservatives in[…]

Museum Economics: How the Contemporary Art Boom is Hurting the Bottom Line

Worth a thousand words? Or $37 million. Darren Ornitz/Reuters By Dr. Robert Ekelund / 08.02.2016 Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics Emeritus Auburn University Americans clearly love their museums, particularly in the summer months. In fact, museum attendance is estimated at about 850 million visits a year, significantly more than all the major league sporting[…]

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