Commentary

Are those John Bolton's fingerprints on Kim Jong Un's cold feet?

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Editorial

Minnesota Legislature shortchanges kids and school safety

Even if Dayton signs bonding bill, spending on safety will be inadequate.
Commentary

Israel-Palestine: How can the U.S. turn its eyes from Gaza deaths?

Israel's use of disproportionate and lethal force is contrary to American values. So is backing an ally no matter what it does.
Commentary

Counterpoint: Why latest U regent pick deserves the board seat

Star Tribune column's rude tone was demeaning to educator-businessman.
Commentary

The NFL caves to Trump with edict on national anthem

Commentary

Why evangelicals stand by Trump: He's the bravest pro-life president ever

Editorial

Minnesota's 2018 legislative session ends in shambles

Commentary

Dayton's objections to now-vetoed tax bill stand on shaky ground

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