Commentary

Minnesota's cities are well aware that something's missing

That would be local government aid, at a level that's useful.
Commentary

Long-shot presidential candidates with potential: John Kasich

The practical Ohio governor deserves a chance. Take it from a Minnesota centrist who knows — Tim Penny.
Commentary

Legislators come and sometimes go too soon

The pay, combined with the logistics, make the role tough for those who aim to be citizens and not just professional pols.
Commentary

On superheroes, social media and society

“Batkid Begins” documentary depicts Americans eager to see, and do, good.
Opinion

Rash Report: Media tech is increasingly used to carry out and combat human rights violations

State Department finds tech is both a weapon and a tool to combat violations.
Commentary

Same-sex marriage ruling: Can a movement suffer from success?

It happened to the women's movement, more than once.
Commentary

Confederate flag controversy: History is not just the world at its worst

Commentary

Minnesota is at the intersection of history, sensitivity

Commentary

Hillary Clinton in Minnesota: Quiet, but coordinating

Commentary

Ever the statesman: Walter Mondale on media and politics

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June 22

Archdiocese, MSOP: The clock runs out on denial and foot-dragging

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June 20

How to guide a legislative session Daudtfully

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June 19

World Refugee Day — and decade

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June 13

Bakk's dealmaking this year perturbed his caucus

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
June 12

Debate over debate should favor voters

Commentary
June 7

A dynamic duo sets its burdensome sights on vaping

Commentary
June 6

Minnesota's last-minute legislating makes a mess of things

Commentary
June 5

FIFA's troubles shouldn't overshadow Women's World Cup

Commentary
May 29

Privacy in the digital age: Coming to terms with Big Brother

Commentary
May 24

About I-35W as an aging-bridge example

Commentary
May 23

The elements of an E-12 deal for Minnesota are present

Commentary
May 18

Lori Sturdevant: Legislature's work impeded by Capitol's reconstruction

Commentary
May 18

In praise of the political machine

Commentary
May 16

Minnesota's debate on universal preschool exposes differences

Editorial
May 16

Lori Sturdevant: Unfulfilled policy dreams can return next year

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