Commentary

Books, both old and new, that help explain our times

Just in time for long summer days of leisure, members of the Star Tribune Editorial Board recommend favorite books that in various ways shed a light on the complex and murky era we all inhabit.
Editorial

There is no wishing away Trump's Russia mess

Both his supporters and critics should want to learn the truth.
Commentary

A new, problem-solving GOP leader, Paul Gazelka, has been session's bright spot

He's been a fine addition to the State Capitol triumvirate.
Commentary

How few have borne the ultimate cost of freedom

And how much we owe them. How to repay? Visiting gravesites is easy. Thinking hard about war is better.
Commentary

The Old South will fall again, with its monuments

It's about time things were set right, in places like New Orleans, which has removed three statues of Confederate heroes.
Commentary

Rash Report: Unity on Manchester, but British divisions define election

Editorial

A workable Minnesota budget, but a flawed process

Commentary

Hearts are with a family, minds set on justice after officer-involved shooting

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Trump's missed opportunity at the NATO summit

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To Arabs, Trump is just America without its mask

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May 25

Trump's budget has much to criticize; but critics, please, discuss more and shout less

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Notre Dame protesters missed out on a message they needed to hear

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