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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.
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.
The crucible: A case over whether drunken driving is ever acceptable, even to escape danger.
The world, we're told, has “nagging doubts.” Nagging is the word for it, all right.
A look at some districts in play shows that majority control is up for grabs.
Inequality seems to be a real-life outcome, and loyalists shouldn't ignore it.
It's not like the other shopping you do — and no one who could change that is really trying to do so.
A quaint era of single parenthood on screen gave way to real life.
They're just too darn convenient. And at least some urban advocates know it.
Americans have preferred it that way, but the question is before the court again.
He surely understands that a conservative literally can’t be careful enough on this topic.
It wouldn’t be our first contribution, but it could be the biggest.
If a project is truly meant to happen, government should recall that it gets good terms on loans, and that any cash on hand is better directed elsewhere.
The DFL state spigot hasn’t brought much relief, but you may not have a beef anyway.
Inflexibility is seen mostly with a ‘D’ or ‘R’ attached, and less with other categories.
Mark Dayton has been a fortunate and clever governor, and he won’t be easy to beat.
The solutions have trade-offs — but tax credits probably beat the minimum wage.
Particularly when it comes to sex offenders who've served their time.
As Friedrich Hayek identified, it's caution vs. caution-to-the-wind.
After all, it's a choice — unlike paying taxes to support a stadium.
Enormous in scope, yet established as a shared calamity, a boundary on differences.
Whichever three-word catchphrase you favored, it no longer applies.
The U managed this marvel last year at TCF Bank Stadium, according to a news report, dropping some $16,000 on more than $900,000 in beer and wine sales.
It's not as if ours is an age without advances. But the truly momentous changes seem to be behind us, and that has economic implications.
America's Electoral College was badmouthed by a chorus of independent thinkers in the weeks leading up to last Tuesday's presidential election -- as it usually is.
In the long, silly history of our species, has there ever been a human being with a lousy habit to break who wasn't eager to adopt exactly this type of strategic plan -- indulge today, abstain tomorrow?
Not one of the dueling titles this year is as brazenly manipulative as the title of the 2008 ballot question was.
Despite the apparent political insurrections of recent years, we're shocked, shocked to learn that the spoils of legislation are going to some very familiar recipients.
Remember James Callender? Well, no, you probably don't. Michael Brodkorb is a virtual reincarnation of a figure from the early years of our democracy.
Predatory politics caused Minnesota to lose control of its program.
Recess appointments, confirmation maneuvers, filibusters, unallotment -- everywhere you look, someone's working outside the system.
Think local levies punish mainly outstate regions and central cities, leaving suburbs unscathed? New data could make you think again.
The state's unwieldly policy toward such criminals would benefit from a lack of politicking.
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