Editorial

A painful image of drownings at the border, and an indelible reality

The crisis there has many costs, but the main one is human.
Opinion

Listen: Border crisis resonates

The treatment of migrant detainees at the southern border – and a searing photograph of a father and daughter who didn't make it – has become a major political issue. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.
Editorial

St. Paul council member's weak apology for anti-gay comments won't do

Interim member Kassim Busuri is unfit for the City Council.
Opinion Exchange

Student-debt forgiveness: Actually, I'd prefer to pay off my loans, and that most could

Proposals to just cancel all debt or offer free college are ludicrous. For this problem, a nuanced approach is indeed necessary.
Opinion Exchange

Consider veterans in any special session of the Minnesota Legislature

Veterans Restorative Justice Act gives due compassion for issues stemming from service.
Opinion Exchange

Minnesotans don't owe Trump a second term

Editorial

St. Paul council member's weak apology for anti-gay comments won't do

Opinion Exchange

Four reasons Mueller's agreement to testify is a big deal

Opinion Exchange

G-20 gives Trump a chance to clarify his Iran policy

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End child abuse in U.S. detention centers

Tom Hanks in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump.”

Forwarded with comment: Altered video from 'Forrest Gump' to today

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Chief Justice Warren Burger, right, with Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor after her swearing-in ceremony on Sept. 25, 1981.

The underappreciated work of Warren Burger on the Supreme Court

Dogs evolved to have facial features similar to humans, which made us want to protect them.

We love dogs but hunt wolves. Why?

Counterpoint: Pediatric gender care is safe and necessary

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June 25
Protesters stand outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla., on June 16. Amid the uproar over detained migr

Readers Write: Detention centers, aid in dying, opioid crisis, name changes, Iran, the declining presence of pianos in homes

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Italy goes for the gold

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