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Does mandated higher pay shrink hours, kill jobs? An early study says it seems to.
Free trade is a lost cause when one candidate won't buy it and the other won't sell it.
President Obama is starting to get it. Still wondering about Gov. Mark Dayton.
Minnesota Justice David Stras seems to grasp the "proper, limited role of the judiciary."
This question has been set on "rotate" across the years and across contexts.
There's a reason the story has such staying power.
These tricky times call for compassion all around.
The rugs on which political parties stand have been pulled repeatedly throughout American history.
A Minnesota demography report has helpful detail.
In Scalia's absence, court may deadlock on suspects' rights.
If same-sex is OK, why not polygamy? A recent ruling basically punted.
The trends set us apart from regions that will profoundly affect our futures.
On the popular narrative, politicians and police unions.
Efforts to rein in executive pay in the past may have backfired. A onetime mishap?
It's ends-justify-the-means. Bad for America? Not really. But for the party?
Turns out both sides were right about what they thought would happen: More savings, less union participation, revised politics.
"It can't happen here," as the phrase goes, without a groundswell of discontent. Better heed that.
Superpredators, not mass incarceration, was crowd-pleasing crisis 20 years ago.
Rigid expectations for nominees are a terrible idea — but too often in this campaign cycle, we've heard quite the opposite.
Thank the founding fathers that our system could handle a President Trump or Sanders.
If we don't want new mining, the region's economic prognosis isn't good.
Two recent rulings give us a chance to assess our priorities.
If reforms are needed to deal with racial injustice, barriers to police discipline are a place to begin.
There's a perpetual longing for what used to be — but one particular season of the past is worth remembering.
Obama's answer to Mideast chaos is containment, which is chronically uncertain and certainly not inspiring.
It's not modernity that's the issue, necessarily; it's how you approach it.
At least one person is doing his duty when it comes to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
Yes, he's still around. We're now past disbelief, but nowhere near acceptance.
Well, someone had to step up, and that it's him may not be the worst thing that could happen.
If we can't 'control the border' or 'just say no' to the drug trade, what makes us think gun control is only a political problem?
Every new wave of immigrants throughout history has sparked passionate responses in U.S.
New census data confirm that family structure matters more than race. Except not as much in Minnesota. Although, that doesn't mean the news here is good.
Of course the idea appeals, but even it is not always what it seems, nor always effective in our system.
Public policy on guns, minimum wage is food for thought.
Whatever permanence it may have enjoyed is threatened by soaring costs and the government policies that promote this condition.
The Planned Parenthood videos won't solve the issue, but they do compel tangible thinking.
A look at Donald Trump's constituency, and what it might have in common with Jesse Ventura's in 1998.
I've lost my best buddy. But even now, perhaps he's showing me the way.
The practical Ohio governor deserves a chance. Take it from a Minnesota centrist who knows — Tim Penny.
What's more, we are not necessarily history's better.
The troubles of church and state that were in the news last week are basically mirror images.
Both same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act should be left to legislation.
(Those who'd regulate behavior and those who'd profit from doing so.)
The 2007 catastrophe on Interstate 35W is often cited — incorrectly — as a result of aging infrastructure.
Could it be that reforms meant to clean up our system have enfeebled the very wheeling and dealing that made it work?
His track record against legislative majorities is impressive (and he has no election to lose).
"Inversions" expose confusions and contradictions in the debate.
From the Scandinavians of last century to the Somalis of today, there's a pull toward "home."
Police unions, arbitration — might these dilute the truly exceptional character the job requires?
Rolling Stone is just the latest prominent institution to gather the moss of mendacity.
If neither side can relent, as with same-sex marriage and religion, it's better when courts don't make the call.
It's easy to talk about the role of the police. It's also a good way to avoid a real discussion.
The Tax Incidence Study allows us to see how well he's delivered on his promises.
His re-election stands the test of time as the most important in U.S. history. And his Second Inaugural Address was one for the ages.
His actions were the spark that lit and still fuels the fire — even though he was exonerated.
Consider three examples ripped from recent headlines – none of them underexposed but all long-neglected.
The conversation shifts in a promising direction.
You've heard the economics phrase "rent-seeking?" This is that.
Whatever the 1960s wrought, it wasn't exactly ruin. (Though it can feel that way at times.)
If we're serious about the nation's finances, taxing everybody is a more worthy debate.
But, then, that's the risk of trying to direct public policy — or just good old public opprobrium, over forces we can't predict.
His condemnations of "profit" feel a bit facile to those of us who sense the benefits of markets.
The recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and in New York add an angle to the discussion.
Amid all the gloom and doom, take heart in these three uplifting trends.
That seems lost on America as it makes its pivots on the far side of the globe.
Call it the Jimmy Stewart rule: When men behaved.
The candidates who pass through our editorial offices were painfully, prudently on message.
If Americans are underinformed (and they are), one wonders.
At least not in the short term. But it does provide a juicy talking point for the campaigns.
Well, there may not be words to sufficiently convey it. But know that it's hard, and yet that the current scrutiny can only help.
The state has strong protections, but those are likely to be tested.
A federal judge seems willing to give the state more time. There's scant evidence it will be used well.
Your incumbent senator has fallen in line — and his challenger seems likely to march as well.
From two cases this term, it looks like Supreme Court justices are undergoing contortions to deliver rulings that favor their biases on religion.
Society could use more than a few good men who are neither wimps nor barbarians.
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