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Our transit system is off the rails, and long-range funding needs fixing

Northstar rail, with few riders, is one hole to stop digging. It's time to focus on what works, what commuters need and what we can afford.
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Congress should defend investment in diplomacy

Slashing State Department, USAID are the wrong response to global crises.
Commentary

You won't find nirvana in cartel-style national health services abroad

Counterpoint: They're cartel arrangements, with inevitable problems. Can Congress deregulate our version of a managed-care cartel, Obamacare, and return medical marketplace power to families?
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General Mills stung by criticism for pollinator campaign

Seed giveaway was well-intentioned but poorly executed.
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If you really want to understand human nature, you can learn about it on long-form TV. That wasn't always the case, but it became one at a perfect time for me.
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Transit funding fight puts all of Minnesota at economic risk

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On health care, we want it all, can't have it

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