Commentary

Rash Report: 2016 campaign narrative defies expectations

Like the primaries and the impact of media, the DNC hack is just the latest story to morph in a different direction than anticipated.
Commentary

Is it Phyllis Kahn being challenged, or her age?

The assessment is up to the electorate, which doesn't always prize experience.
Commentary

Rash Report: From 1968 to 2016 ... Trump, Nixon, and Ailes

History comes full circle for the three during the week of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Commentary

Those looked to for leadership should cool the rhetoric on race

President Obama is starting to get it. Still wondering about Gov. Mark Dayton.
Commentary

Hillary Clinton is getting no quarter on behalf of equality

What's behind that? Perhaps it's the evolution of the women's movement.
Commentary

Rash Report: Voters' interest intense in presidential race

Electorate is riveted but disappointed as consecutive conventions kick off in Cleveland and then Philadelphia.
Commentary

Party convention season: Voters just can't help falling in love with a familiar face

Commentary

If the election is about the Supreme Court, here's a judge of interest

Commentary

Rash Report: 'Zero Days' shines light on shadowy cyberwarfare

Opinion

Minnesota GOP needn't bow to Trump 'unity'

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July 1

A tribe or an empire? Pick the right balance, if you can

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June 24

Rash Report: 'Brexit' both inward and international in scope

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Commentary
June 17

Rash Report: Pressure is needed to keep Kenyan refugee camp open

Opinion
June 17

The perils of being a House speaker

Commentary
June 10

Rash Report: 'Weiner' documentary depicts indiscreet era

Commentary
June 10

Minnesota as 'Brainpower State': Exit interview with an expert

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Commentary
June 10

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein': A creation for the ages

Commentary
June 3

Back to the drawing board for Twin Cities transit funding