Opinion

Listen: Will August events shape November's election?

It was a week of significant national, state, and city political developments. What might they mean on Election Day? Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from writers Lori Sturdevant and Patricia Lopez and host John Rash.
Editorial

New Indian school in Leech Lake is a lesson in leadership

Students from Leech Lake helped lobby Congress for funds.
Editorial

Choose State Capitol art that unifies Minnesotans

It's time to boot two offensive paintings out of governor's reception room.
Commentary

Your brain on drugs, revisited and revised

The fried-egg metaphor was always simplistic. Effects vary from drug to drug and user to user. Our efforts to treat and prevent must acknowledge that complexity.
Commentary

Your brain on steroids: A bigger problem than we know

A typical user is not necessarily an Olympian, and consequences abound.
Commentary

Progressives should give Trump a fair look on trade, immigration

Commentary

Why Latinos should vote for Trump

Editorial

Choose State Capitol art that unifies Minnesotans

Commentary

Southwest light rail: Despite House intransigence, governor must secure local funding

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Listen to the latest 'Playing Politics'
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Hear the “Playing Politics” analysis from writers D.J. Tice, Patricia Lopez, Lori Sturdevant and host John Rash.
Commentary
August 24

Why Putin would vote for Trump …

Steve Sack
August 23

Sack cartoon: The Hillary Clinton stash

Countering extremism in Minnesota
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Local initiatives can be lauded, but funding is inadequate to support Somali community.
Commentary
August 23

Another Trump conspiracy: voter fraud

Commentary
August 23

Counterpoint: State is on task regarding new workforce rules for the disabled

Commentary
August 23

Southwest light rail: Eliminate the political veto of a practical need

Editorial
August 23

Don't let one judge distort representative government in Minneapolis

Read campaign coverage from Politifact
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Letters
August 23

Readers Write (Aug. 24): Minimum-wage ruling, Minnesota Legislature, Southwest light rail, the 'underbanked,' Sid Hartman

Commentary
August 23

What is it about Henry Kissinger that has put him back on the charts?

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