Do female cops make all the difference?

Bridging gaps will require many tactics, including more psychological testing.

Teachers and staff of color matter big-time

April 21
If the system isn't equitable, if teachers and staff don't reflect the diversity of the student body, then little can be truly accomplished.

Rash Report: Colombia makes the case for foreign-policy resolve

1 minute ago
Chronic crises elsewhere shouldn't preclude proactive Latin America efforts.
Sonia Nazario
29 minutes ago

Violence drives migration; tackle it where it starts, at home

Most of those here illegally come from hellholes, but the U.S. is funding programs that deal with it there. Keep those dollars coming.
31 minutes ago

A new, troubling era for the Environmental Protection Agency

Agency signals it will safeguard industry, not consumers.
April 27

Despite release of Aya Hijazi, Egyptian repression continues

Trump has embraced regime without pushing for human rights reform.
Leif Pettersen
April 27

Counterpoint: Ready for this? Make city center a pedestrian zone

Cities across the world have revitalized their centers by making them pedestrian-only.
Steve Cramer
April 27

Counterpoint: In planning the city's new core, we look up, not down

There are proposals on the table on how to make skyways more user-friendly.
John S. Adams
April 27

Counterpoint: Skyways provide the vital lifeline for downtown

Love 'em or hate 'em, the skyways have proved a vital lifeline for downtown.
Garrison Keillor
April 27

Garrison Keillor: A message from POTUS, the fantastically tremendous Numero Uno

But that Wong guy and his New York Times robots have it in for me. They keep saying I'm unpopular, that things are chaotic. Sad!
Megan McArdle
April 26

The Handmaid's Tale: There's nothing "timely" or even plausible about this yarn

It's one thing to enjoy a dystopian story in a book or on the screen, but there's something very wrong with claiming it is reality.
April 26

GOP health care revisions cater to House Freedom Caucus

States could scrap protections for those with preexisting conditions.
April 25

Global economy is growing, but threats are looming

Political instability could lead to bad policies, and growth is already tepid.
April 24

Support those officials charged with enforcing immigration laws

If critics want the policy changes, they should talk to members of Congress.
Anne Applebaum
April 24

France's election reveals the political divide of our times

Not over the size of the state, but over its identity: open vs. closed, integrationist vs. isolationist, future vs. past.
April 22

Trump administration's secrecy with visitor logs smacks of arrogance

Policy is drawing bipartisan criticism and more questions than answers.
Jill Thomas
April 22

A boy, a smartphone and an undiscovered world

  CALLED “Come,” said the pencil to the boy, “and draw with me.” So the boy reached for the pencil, about to touch it to…
John Rash
April 22

Rash Report: A march for science — and society

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.
Evan Rausch
April 22

Prince didn't need to die; an opioid antidote was available in naloxone

Those at risk of overdose should be given training and access to this remedy, which is a simple nose spray.
April 21

Trump may be wising up on climate change

There are signs he's moving away from opposition to Paris agreement.
Charles Lane
April 21

Combating crime: Most hopeful reforms bloom at grass roots

Prosecutorial discretion is helping stem the "mass incareration" scenario.
David Brooks
April 21

Western civilization is pilloried, but fear what's coming

It's called "reactionary" and "oppressive," but the real horror may be over the horizon.
April 21

Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?

This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.
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