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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.
This time it will be the U.S. Supreme Court gazing at us in the harsh context of MSOP.
If DFLer Dayton wins his case, it seems, DFLer Otto must lose.
Job-displacing change looms; will public policy juice it?
The line is this: Americans are free to think and "speak" as they will, to call and push for whatever "real change" they desire — however much some of their fellow citizens may decry or even abhor their views.
And, yes, I was a bit player in political porn.
Polling shows large gaps in views of public, police.
A baby boy's suffering goes global at the crossroads of the right to try and the right to die.
Court did what courts should.
Respect — for verdict, and for pain it causes — is key to community healing.
The left, ahem, seems to be coming around to the beauty of local control.
Consider, please, the example of three judges who lean left backing one who's solidly on the right.
Rural hubs, countryside both show more diversity.
The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.
The book is about cycles, not apocalypse. Some credit is due.
However, the nominee was impressive amid senators' predictable pageantry.
Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.
Experiment suggests the populist plays best either way. Surprised?
Thinking back 100 years on the power and reverberations of the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety.
Contrast his stadium-suites response with his persistence while state auditor.
Here are the Minnesota players on the national playbill.
Increases could harm the vulnerable in subtle ways.
I've been reading the tea leaves and finding them pleasingly well-written.
A boorish clown, sure, but he may have grownup advisers.
Let's hope he truly did appreciate Antonin Scalia.
Don't know what it is? Start with "Our World in Data." Things are looking up.
Putting my 64 years end to end — and seeing what I missed.
A study of those views, with ideology factored in.
Police chiefs, sheriffs get overruled on disciplinary actions.
Another conflict with the popular vote gives me pause, but what's better?
Don't know if he read Charles Murray's book "Coming Apart," but he got it.
… is not Clinton's way. (Or Trump's, if that matters.) It's the historical way.
Many blame the government or insurers, but when you remove them from the equation, as in pet care, spending still rises.
Among the signs of the American collapse, this is one flashing in neon.
The Heinrich confession and a case with an offender less vile raise the question anew.
… are parted more readily than if you had a direct stake in each decision. Lessons for health care and higher ed.
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.
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