Commentary

With fall of Ramadi, Obama has turned victory into defeat in Iraq

George W. Bush handed Obama a hard-won success, which he has systematically sqandered, leaving only rival extremists to fight over what remains.
Editorial

Put Minnesota water quality first by vetoing bill

Environment and ag measure takes our lakes and rivers backward.
Editorial

Good news on city parks and population growth

Minneapolis, St. Paul have the nation's best parks and are growing again.
Editorial

Good news on city parks and population growth

Minneapolis, St. Paul have the nation's best parks and are growing again.
Commentary

Universal school readiness requires universal access

Minnesota must act now on prekindergarten to benefit low- and middle-income kids alike.
Commentary

What makes Waco be, well, 'Waco'?

Commentary

Sure, free trade is fair — if you're an investor

Commentary

Browsing Osama bin Laden's summer reading list

Commentary

Editorial counterpoint: Interpretation of poll data was a stretch

More Opinion

Opinion
May 20

Sack cartoon: Texas

Commentary
May 20

U.S. finally clamps down on militarized police

Commentary
May 20

Counterpoint: Southeastern Minnesota feedlot permitting complaint overstates the case

Letters
May 20

Readers Write (May 21): Hillary Clinton, plus: Minnesota legislative direction on health care, transportation, the environment

Four-part Opinion series: Separate and Unequal
Opinion Four-part Opinion series: Separate and Unequal
updated 5 hours 42 mins. ago
Separate and Unequal, a four-part series that will be published on consecutive Sundays, was reported and written by editorial writer Jill Burcum, with input from the Star Tribune Editorial Board. News photographer David Joles, who traveled with Burcum to northern Minnesota and South Dakota, shot the photos.
Editorial
May 20

Pros, cons in proposed Minneapolis school budget model

Commentary
May 20

Watch the death penalty wither away

Commentary
May 20

More questions for Hillary Clinton, now that she's talking

Editorial
May 19

Minnesota lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone

Commentary
May 19

Access for the disabled: Demanded by law, often ignored in practice

Opinion
May 19

Sack cartoon: Minnesota transportation funding

Commentary
May 19

Introducing the Bipartisan Index

Commentary
May 19

In a diverse America, 'Uncle Sam' needs a family

Letters
May 19

Readers Write (May 20): An iconic image for Minnesota, the 2015 legislative session, early education, Texas shootout, the death penalty, poverty, air travel

Editorial
May 19

A minimal finish for a divided state government

Commentary
May 19

Cockpit cameras would improve safety on airplanes

About Opinion
The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.
Meet the Opinion Columnists