If the St. Olaf community were to build a classroom on our natural grasslands, the buildings air and water would be warmed by the sun. Its electricity would be generated on site. Its roof would be prairie sod and the building itself, invulnerable to prairie conditions in particular, a cycle of fire and regrowth.
The White House shuffle is ostensibly just that: a trick of the eye where administration officials are changing jobs, but the hand stays the same. The men and women responsible for war woes and domestic debacles retain their posts.
Less than five years later, are we ready to trek to our local cineplex to watch on the big screen what we could only mentally escape by watching something that would have otherwise gone down in history with flim flops like Gigli?