David Banks

Editor/columnist | Opinion
Phone: 612-673-7191
David Banks is the Star Tribune's assistant commentary editor.

Recent content from David Banks

Mitt Romney -- a performance review

Romney has presented his Bain experience as evidence that he is a skilled manager. Can we find out if he was?

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 07:24 PM

At last, a clash of credible candidates

One voter has waited decades for a race with no top clunker candidates.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 07:18 AM

Reader invitation: Write a caption

Tonight -- knock on Norwegian wood -- an original of the classic painting 'The Scream' will sell for millions. Here's a way to play along.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 08:33 PM

Presidential campaign -- a conversation stopper

How does it feel to walk in another person's shoes? You never know with "gotcha" politics.

Updated: April 16, 2012, - 09:15 PM

Why we speed

In addition to the reality that not all drivers are alike, there can be, paradoxically, a pursuit of safety.

Updated: April 07, 2012, - 05:38 PM

NIMBY hits close to home

In my part of southwest Minneapolis, it's not unusual for older, smaller houses to vanish one day and be replaced within weeks by the framework of a much larger dwelling

Updated: March 24, 2012, - 07:45 PM

On Jeremy Lin and how to diligently avoid progress

Off-hand headlines and other distractions in our racial quagmire.

Updated: February 20, 2012, - 06:10 PM

Short take: Shooting order

First, last or not at all?

Updated: February 16, 2012, - 11:49 AM

Swill for the masses

Longing for the good life -- one cup at a time.

Updated: February 09, 2012, - 09:26 PM

A platform for the partyless

On Tuesday, a number of Minnesota voters will dive into the proceedings at their precinct caucus. But it will be a relative few. Here's something for the rest of us to ponder.

Updated: February 04, 2012, - 04:47 PM

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