Opinion

In Arkansas, is this capital punishment's last gasp?

That state's ongoing flurry of executions is the exception, not the rule. As a deterrent, it simply doesn't work. Ditto the costs.
Editorial

Macron gives France a sensible alternative

Le Pen threatens a unified Europe while offering extremist approach.
Opinion

Sending your kid to college: Why, you ask, should you pay for liberal arts?

Because they provide the tools necessary to prepare for life.
Opinion

Workplace rules: In this era, jobs and businesses are regional

Pay and other labor standards must be, too — not a hodgepodge of municipal measures. Gov. Dayton, we need you to do right thing.
Commentary

Support those officials charged with enforcing immigration laws

If critics want the policy changes, they should talk to members of Congress.
Editorial

Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21

Commentary

A farewell to skyways: The case for bringing them down

Commentary

France's election reveals the political divide of our times

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A boy, a smartphone and an undiscovered world

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Rash Report: A march for science — and society

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Prince didn't need to die; an opioid antidote was available in naloxone

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Trump may be wising up on climate change

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Combating crime: Most hopeful reforms bloom at grass roots

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Teachers and staff of color matter big-time

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