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U.S. Senate Republicans breathe life into health reforms that deserved to die

There's no evidence GOP has a plan to improve on Obamacare.
Commentary

Presidential pardon power: Trump takes aim at Constitution's soul

Seemingly uninhibited by his conscience, he's at least considering acts that would be historic abuses of his power.
Editorial

Metro Transit needs revenue from fare hike

With no increase since 2008, riders are paying a smaller share of costs.
Commentary

Minnesota regulators should update how we tally pollution's costs

The social effects of burning fossil fuels are real expenses. Minnesota has accounted for them for two decades, but the Public Utilities Commission should vote to strengthen the calculation.
Commentary

Counterpoint: Are two years after high school better, or four? Both.

Minnesota needs educated, trained and experienced workers at all levels.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on the Democratic Party

Commentary

Trump has a chance to dispel one of the greatest conspiracy theories in U.S. history

Editorial

Punish Russia and limit Trump's power to ease sanctions

Commentary

An ideological crisis of support for higher education

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