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The trouble with putting courts in charge of schools is the effect on courts.
Even in democracy there can be too much of a good thing.
A prolonged impasse might offer the best way for us to move on.
Today it's tweets, but once we were moved by tight phrases built to last.
Rebirth of "partisan press"may make political, business sense, but hurt U.S.
Lessons for a wealth tax, and a related lesson for Minnesota.
We can't be sure. But plainer language will aid clear thinking.
Those overseeing the field have a high-minded approach to relatively low ambitions.
It's one way among several that our country has normalized instability.
The latest Kavanaugh kerfuffle further demonstrates blurred lines and loosened standards.
With wedding video case, this state contributes to the process.
The Democrats find grist in the Ferguson story, but not the whole story.
History and a new study show the trade-offs, but politicos can't resist the allure of big promises.
Now-detested policies were a response, people seem to forget.
Useful context from the Congressional Budget Office.
Nearly half of fired cops are reinstated. That's not alarming?
What a repair suggests about health care, education costs.
There is a busman’s holiday quality in George F. Will’s scholarly new reflection on American conservatism. Perhaps the most distinguished political commentator of his generation,…
David Pence, a Mankato physician and teacher, was a tireless voice for Truth as he knew it — and he reckoned with a truth of his own.
Not every occupation needs a license, the state is realizing.
With Twins on top, I recall my (nonconcurrent) glory on the mound and at Met Stadium.
When the left thinks (or not) about impacts on businesses and consumers, tariff-taxes terrible. Tax-taxes totally cool.
The questions of the past aren't as simple as our era assumes.
Amid heartbreaking evidence in the Mohamed Noor trial, that remains the key question.
It's that entrusting government to investigate itself isn't a good idea. We need openness.
Stung by two recent elections, Democrats favor that path. But that's not what the Founders favored, with sound reasoning.
His work, under great pressures, shows we are indeed a nation devoted to the rule of law.
Here are some national benchmarks for Minnesota to ponder at budget-making time.
Legislators have become emblems of factions that are transforming American politics.
Each solution has a catch, so for now the roulette game goes on.
An aging population is the force behind many policy pressures.
That seems to the view of the Minnesota Supreme Court, public interests aside.
Finland gave it a test run. The results were "disappointing."
Make that direct democracy, where undisciplined factions make compromise solutions difficult to reach.
Chronic users are likely to bear the brunt of the costs, and be most vulnerable to potential problems.
A marvelous event 50 years ago, in days of high anxiety, offers a reminder.
Maybe the rich-poor gap is not as yawning as thought. So much depends on inputs and definitions.
How best-laid solutions on border security, family leave and drug-abuse prevention all backfired.
Disdain for unhelpful judges is positively ... presidential, and politically trendy, to boot.
A retreat at which we pondered riddles of faith shows the staying power of spirituality.
Study finds a higher minimum is helping in Seattle after all — but there are complications.
Overturning Citizens United would be a cure worse than the disease.
Can consistent principles explain inconsistent verdicts?
Traveling west, I found our eclectic country rich with common ground.
… impeachable? I said no once before. Has anything changed?
The worst shortage may be an income shortage — i.e., poverty — and market meddling isn't the best answer.
They tend to get relatively more chances to pick judges than presidents do.
DFL primaries match left, lefter and (relatively) center.
Courts are treating the laws on this subject seriously, however unpopular that may be.
New research shows that definitions are flexible, with a political twist.
It simply has to. And don't let grandiose candidate rhetoric impede that goal.
How might Trump change the court? The newest justice's record offers some surprises.
According to research, there have been unintended racial consequences.
Elites are anxious. Common voters felt alienated. There's a likely connection.
Minnesota legislation may lift the veil. It's passed the Senate and awaits action in the House.
Assessing rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Study: Effects of wage boosts didn't cancel out gains for lowest-paid.
History can be painful but is rarely simple. Correct?
It evokes some nostalgia for me, and for everyone else it offers a better shot at affordability.
In Minnesota, you've got to know, if the state's dress-code defense before the Supreme Court is any indication.
It's the "interests' vs. the "people," a line Walz is trying to straddle.
They're about much more than race.
The weeks and months just ahead could bring notable developments in Minnesota’s ongoing efforts to better police its police officers — to bring justice both…
Feminism's tensions show the snags that can arise.
California offers a pretty good case study for why the idea is not optimal.
Adjusted for inflation, of course. And even if it doesn't feel like it.
All is possible.
Adults often don't realize just how much they pretend the rest of the time.
It may well be a wise, just form of taxation. We could prove we believe that by imposing it on others besides the super-rich few.
Case is another possible speech precedent from this state.
Pay more, get less: That's a rich state aiding equity, no?
Will they win because of what they're moving toward or lose because of those they're moving from?
Considering male wrongdoing in the context of this era's permissive society.
Out in ever-progressive California, Gov. Jerry Brown is this month pondering whether to sign into law a crackdown on ruthless corporate profiteering recently passed by…
It's awkward, but Minnesota must define the limits of strong-arm political tactics.