Opinion

Playing Politics podcast: It's not a dream — Trump will be the GOP nominee

Republican rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich suspend their campaigns, leaving Donald Trump as the party's presumptive nominee. Hear the "Playing Politics" podcast analysis from editorial writers Patricia Lopez and D.J. Tice and host John Rash.
Editorial

Neediest families in Minnesota are overdue for a boost

Political neglect is hurting the Minnesota Family Investment Program.
Commentary

For transgender people like me, Target's bathroom policy offers hope

The company's brave stand on its restroom policy is affirming and heartwarming.
Commentary

How 'dialing for dollars' has perverted Congress

Our elected representatives can't govern if they are acting part-time as telemarketers. It's time to put the phone down — and lead.
Commentary

2016 campaign: Oh, for the good ol' days of decent, serious politics

Commentary

The same old suspects fight attempts to control high cost of prescription drugs

Commentary

Trump at apogee: Beating Clinton won't be so easy.

Commentary

School discipline: Chart a path toward 'a world that is not yet'

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It’s not a dream: Trump will be the GOP nominee. Listen to analysis from Star Tribune Editorial Board writers.
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Do you hate Trump voters? You've got a problem

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'Lucifer in the flesh' and our age of insults

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A troubling Minnesota Poll on Jamar Clark case, race and the police

Editorial
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Don't let Iraq turmoil slow down fight against ISIL

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should name their entire Cabinets right now

Commentary
May 3

Universal basic income should be the next big thing

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