8/8 Morning Communiqué
A recent Boston University School of Medicine study links consumption of soft drinks—both the sugared and diet variety—with a higher risk for a range of obesity-related health problems.
A judge Monday granted new trials for two former elections workers convicted of rigging a recount during the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review of the votes.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Christopher Tassava blogs about the bridge collapse, toppling toddlers, and suspicious bananas peels dotting the roadways at Blowing & Drifting.
The Ten Best Bands that Never Existed
President Bush's visit to the I-35W bridge site as imagined by Mr. Fish
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"He's a control freak who micro-manages decisions, he has a confrontational character trait and picks fights just to score points. He is the last thing this country needs as president right now."
— Jerome Hauer, New York's emergency management director from 1996 to 2000, on former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, in the Telegraph