This is a rendering of the “Wishbone” proposal for reinvigorating St. Anthony Falls. But rather than cover up the falls with tourist traps and an

Editorial counterpoint: Let's raise St. Anthony Falls before we bury it

Rather than catering to constructed splendor, let's recreate the majesty that once existed.

I went to a seminar on triggering and was triggered by a MAGA hat

January 20
When we’re triggered, the writer says, we react in fight, flight or freeze mode. We know we’re right, stick to our story and take immediate action
It at least prompted me to reflect on this concept, as we all should.

New York Times Editorial Board: The cases for Warren, Klobuchar in Democratic race

January 20
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren spoke on Monday as they lined up for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Columbia, S.C.
Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration.
D.J. Tice
January 19
Former Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari, right, listened to speakers during a forum on changing

Proposed state constitutional amendment: An invitation to judicial politics

The trouble with putting courts in charge of schools is the effect on courts.
January 18
Britain's Prince Harry in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

Choosing independence over life as a duke and duchess

Harry and Meghan want to do more for the world than smile and wave.
January 17

A woman as president? Yes, of course

It's time to put the nonissue behind us and deal with competence.
Michael Gottschalk
January 17
Emma Gerges caught snowflakes on her tongue during the Minnesota Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers game in November in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis in winter is something to treasure

We need to work together to preserve the magic.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
January 17
Protesters demonstrate in Iran against the U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

MLK, Qassem Soleimani and the folly of American exceptionalism

His push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.
January 17
Apple CEO Tim Cook, discussing new products in 2018.

Apple shouldn't back down from U.S. Justice Department

If firm creates access for 'good guys,' the door will be open for the lawless.
Elizabeth Wellington
January 17
Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, said they are planning “to step back” as senior members of the royal family and “work to become f

What happened to Meghan is all about racism

Any hope that Brits had moved past their racist history is gone.
Christine M. Flowers
January 17
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, waves after attending an engagement with the Association of Commonwealth Universities at City, University Of London on Janu

Meghan Markle is not exempt from criticism

You don't have to be racist to dislike Meghan.
January 17
George MacKay in “1917.”

Rash Report: Oscar nods show how Hollywood's plot is shifting

The nine nominated films contending for Best Picture reflect enduring content controversies and an ever-evolving media model.
January 17
In 2010, promoters of the 2010 U.S. census held an event at the Midtown Global Market to encourage participation. The same spirit will be needed this

Excuse the pun: This census really counts for Minnesota

Federal funding and a congressional seat are in the balance for the state.
From the Economist
January 17
A blanket of fog covers the San Francisco skyline in a view from the Berkeley Hills. If just three big cities — New York, San Francisco and San Jose

Housing: Just build. The economy and the people both will benefit.

Regulations inhibit developers and protect an elite bunch of existing homeowners.
John C. “Chuck” Chalberg
January 17
The most important election in history? Curb your enthusiasm

The most important election in history? Curb your enthusiasm

2020 indeed looks pivotal, though history tends to have a tempering effect. Some comparisons:
Josh Hammer
January 17
Attorney General William Barr.

William Barr isn't a toady. That's the nature of being attorney general.

Obama's AG, Eric Holder, once called himself a 'wingman,' and that's constitutionally and historically correct.
Andres Oppenheimer
January 17
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Democratic presidential debate co-hosted by the Des Moines Register and CNN at Drake University in Des M

Sanders is worse than Trump on USMCA trade deal

And that's saying something.
January 16

To fix Boeing, new CEO needs to lead a transformation

Company must go back to the principled vision it embraced for decades.
Sarah Barringer Gordon
January 16
United Methodist Church leaders are proposing creation of a separate division that would let more traditional denominations break away because of the

This isn't the first time United Methodist Church has tried amicable divorce

This time it's over same-sex marriage and ordination of openly gay clergy. Last time it was slavery, and it didn't bring healing.
Tyson Reeder
January 16
James Madison was the fourth president, from 1809 to 1817.

Presidents James Madison and Donald Trump did the same thing, but Trump got impeached

Trump's dealings with Ukraine in 2019 closely parallel Madison's engagement of France in 1812.
Monica Hesse
January 16
After the Democratic presidential debate ended on Tuesday in Des Moines, Elizabeth Warren refused to shake the outstretched hand of her competitor Ber

Sexism question doesn't have a breezy answer, though we seem to want it to

Can America stop enacting the same hackneyed psychodrama over and over?
January 15

As film industry becomes more diverse, so will the Oscars

Increases in the number of women and people of color directing is key.
Eli Lake
January 15
Surrounded by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pre

Trump's aim has been to disrupt the Iranian regime

So far, it's working.
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