David Banks

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

Recent content from David Banks

Short take: Marriage amendment

Just a reminder: Here's what's really on the table.

Updated: January 13, 2012, - 07:29 PM

Logical extremes

Rhetoric, when convenient, carries ideas to their logical extreme, wherever that may lead.

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 08:40 PM

Airport checkpoints? Mr. Ventura, I feel ya

It's awfully hard to shuffle up to a security checkpoint, drop one's dignity in a basket and exclaim, "Why, yes! Only this could keep us safe!"

Updated: November 09, 2011, - 07:50 PM

David Banks: Maybe Americans should just go shopping

C'mon -- you know you want to. How else to put some wind in our sails?

Updated: September 05, 2010, - 06:15 PM

David Banks: We have met the insiders; they are not us

Nonetheless, let us come to their defense; they can get things done.

Updated: February 05, 2010, - 06:24 PM

David Banks: Voilà, an American dream, or: When fortune frowns

How an honest, everyday guy turned his small savings into ... not much more.

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 09:28 AM

David Banks: Of bongs and bad vetting: Oh, the humiliation

Is it really as bad as all that? Or do we just like to see other people fail?

Updated: February 06, 2009, - 05:28 PM

Bear with me: Confessions of a short seller

I’m a financial speculator. If the situation calls for it, I sell stocks short. At the moment, that makes me...

Updated: September 22, 2008, - 06:36 PM

David Banks: Bear with me

A small-time trader explains why profiting from decline is not necessarily evil -- nor greedy.

Updated: September 22, 2008, - 06:17 PM

Girlie-men need not apply

We're heavy into the campaign season, so political views are bound to pop up even where you least expect them...

Updated: September 11, 2008, - 04:56 PM

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