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The Decline and Fall of James Comey

Nobody ever beats Trump at showboating and spite.
Opinion

Listen: Comey book roils Washington

The former FBI director's high profile contrasts with the low profile of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's John Rash and Lori Sturdevant.
Commentary

2018 Legislature: Possible harm to wild rice is simply un-Minnesotan

Legislators are steamrolling bills that would gut water pollution standards that protect our state grain. There's still time to speak up.
Commentary

Counterpoint: Rest assured, DNR is being rigorous and thorough on Polymet

We've strictly adhered to state standards as we weigh myriad factors on the project. And we'll keep doing so in reviewing public comments.
Editorial

Legislature should value thorough vetting in U regent selection

In case of Darrin Rosha, postelection "screening" cost the school $43,000.
Commentary

Little house in Connecticut: A gripping movie about the Constitution's Takings Clause

Commentary

The U.S. Postal Service has more than an Amazon problem

Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on the Comey book

Commentary

Israel at 70: Remembering Minnesota's connection to a long road toward peace

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Destruction in Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria.

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Legislator-lawyer Paul Thissen makes rare move to the Minnesota Supreme Court

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Israel at 70: We Palestinians remember, too

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Editorial cartoon: Lisa Benson on Syria

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Medical Assistance and work requirements: Proposal for able-bodied adults is modest, reasonable

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