Commentary

Democratic National Convention: A trade-deal critic watches the proceedings …

I wish the TV talking heads and stage presence Sarah Silverman had gotten two messages: One — TPP opposition matters. And two — don't squeeze the Bern.
Editorial

Personal liability insurance for Minneapolis cops is a lousy idea

Charter measure in Minneapolis is not the remedy for police misconduct.
Editorial

First lady sets a better tone for Democrats and Republicans

Michelle Obama raised the stakes for a more substantive campaign.
Commentary

Women in leadership: Remembering Minnesota's first go at the glass ceiling

In 1876 — their first opportunity to run for a seat on a school board — two women were elected "by a handsome majority."
Commentary

Zero tolerance is the only correct response to fat shaming

It's bullying. It doesn't matter if it's pervasive. That privacy-abusing locker-room shutterbug and Playboy alumna does not get a pass.
Commentary

There's at least one Russian Olympian you'll want to cheer on

Editorial

First lady sets a better tone for Democrats and Republicans

Commentary

Democrats chose Clinton long ago. But why?

Commentary

Clinton should look to RFK as a campaign model

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As convention begins, Democrats try to clean up a mess

Commentary
July 25

So you've been nominated for VP …

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Commentary
July 25

Dismay with the candidates: Not vote at all? In what world?

Steve Sack
July 25

Sack cartoon: Hillary's pillory

Commentary
July 25

The electoral path ahead for Hillary Clinton

Commentary
July 25

Community policing: It's budget time — which means it's citizens' opportunity to ask questions

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Commentary
July 25

Patients should have the right to sue nursing homes

Letters
July 25

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