Commentary

University of Minnesota pronoun policy should not be enacted

First, it's unconstitutional to compel certain speech, but as a representative in the Student Senate, I also must worry about the inevitable unintended consequences.
Editorial

It's a bad time for even more 'dark money' secrecy

But new IRS rule change makes campaign finance even less transparent.
Commentary

Charter proposal on authority over the MPD: We don't have to choose between chaos and the status quo

To maximize access and transparency, shift legislative authority to the City Council while keeping the mayor's executive power.
Editorial

Minneapolis City Council bid for more oversight of police is wrongheaded

For accountability and effectiveness, chief should continue reporting directly to mayor.
Commentary

Post-Helsinki, is the nation at greater risk?

Opinion

Listen: Despite walk back, Trump firestorm burns on

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A second Brexit vote? It might be wise

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