Commentary

Hillary Clinton's high court litmus test shows what's gone wrong with politics

We need to strengthen political parties and restore ‘machines’ to dilute the influence of zealous activists.
Editorial

Legislative gains for mental health, nursing home care in Minnesota

Bipartisan work yielded increases in funding to expand services.
Commentary

Counterpoint: Minneapolis school suspensions actually down over the longer haul

Recent article doesn't account for better results thanks to years-long efforts.
Commentary

Free-trade pact could work if U.S. lays a solid foundation

U.S. must strengthen the fundamentals, like education, infrastructure and accountability.
Commentary

Rand Paul's vision seems headed for obscurity

Commentary

'Bin Laden's Bookshelf' doesn't tell the whole story

Commentary

Conditions in the Middle East have never been this bad

Commentary

Counterpoint: The ranked-choice alternative to the political machine

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Editorial
May 26

Slow down Minnesota Legislature's '11th-hour express'

Commentary
May 26

Europe leans too heavily on the U.S. for security

Opinion
May 26

Sack cartoon: PedalPub incident

Editorial
May 26

Karma wasn't riding along with PedalPub haters

Four-part Opinion series: Separate and Unequal
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Separate and Unequal, a four-part series that will be published on consecutive Sundays, was reported and written by editorial writer Jill Burcum, with input from the Star Tribune Editorial Board. News photographer David Joles, who traveled with Burcum to northern Minnesota and South Dakota, shot the photos.
Commentary
May 26

U Prof. Carl Elliott: The medical research honor code still needs strengthening

Letters
May 26

Readers Write: (May 27): Polarization, Minnesota River, Minneapolis Heart Institute, medical research, memorial poppies

Commentary
May 26

Israel's nuclear 'secret' is safe

Commentary
May 26

Let's talk about nicotine

Commentary
May 25

The still-fragile state of the American dream

Commentary
May 25

College students with depression, you are not alone

Editorial
May 25

U.S.-German alliance helps the West and the world

Editorial
May 25

A good choice for U.S. ambassador to Norway

Commentary
May 25

Global health: After Ebola, attacking other killers

Commentary
May 25

Uncle Tommy, we honor your sacrifice

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