Counterpoint: Hey, L.A., you can have our bike lanes

Counterpoint: Hey, L.A., you can have our bike lanes

Reader sending "advice" may want to ride an ambulance down our vehicle-clogged Minneapolis streets.

In Alabama, we just may have hit bottom and started back up

December 13
In Alabama, we just may have hit bottom and started back up
Democrat Doug Jones' victory over Roy Moore is not about Doug Jones. It's about rejecting what Donald Trump and Steve Bannon have been peddling.

The high cost of our failing wind policies

December 13
The high cost of our failing wind policies
Why Minnesota's electricity costs are above the U.S. average and emissions are rising.
Marc A. Thiessen
December 13
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks to reporters af...

Steve Bannon works a wonder: electing a Democrat in Alabama

The magic formula? Force conservative Christians to choose between a pro-abortion radical and a child molester.
Clara Jeon
December 12

Concerted call for Franken's resignation was proper response to system needing change

"Due process?" Women are tired of seeing things go in favor of the accused.
Brent Olson
December 12

Advice to the important people, from those who also matter

Here's what's up with the ones who get form letters back when they write to their congressperson.
Robin Abcarian
December 12

It's Trump's turn for a reckoning

His accusers are back, and this time they're demanding that Congress do something.
Editorial
December 12

Collins, McCain and Murkowski made a puzzling call on tax bill

It's odd that they backed measure repealing key Obamacare mandate.
Robert L. Walker
December 12

Yes, the Senate can investigate Roy Moore if he's elected

Even for actions preceding his time in the office. Even if voters knew.
Editorial
December 11

Arctic protection pact is a minor miracle of cooperation

A rare coalition of countries has agreed to prohibit coastal fishing.
Cass R. Sunstein
December 11

How to nudge people to give more to charity

A largely untried idea is to make increased contributions automatic, as with efforts to boost retirement savings. It could clear a hurdle in human nature.
Jessica Narum
December 11

Spread the word to end the word — the r-word

You know the one — the one that's deeply offensive toward people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and that uses their existence as an insult.
Arne Carlson
December 11

Arne Carlson: From personal to political, rue the rush to judgment

Whenever in history we've abandoned due process, we've damaged ourselves.
Elaine Ou
December 11

No, Bitcoin mining won't melt the polar ice caps

Yes, the data farms required to possess this electronic currency consume a lot of energy. But in the full context, Bitcoin is positively green.
Stephen Mihm
December 11

The Logan Act's history of partisan hackery

Maybe better if Robert Mueller doesn't go this route.
Timothy Taylor
December 10

China's rise: The wealth of a nation (not ours)

A lot of people, living much better lives, in a land not as influentially far away as it once was. What do we think about this? I, for one, rejoice.
Editorial
December 9

Companies need more workers with basic computer skills — not coders

Advanced training less important than knowing off-the-shelf software.
Editorial
December 9

Let Mueller do his work, or nation will suffer

There'll be terrible consequences if Trump fires special counsel.
Ross Douthat
December 8

Tax plan is a betrayal, yes, but could be worse

With the GOP running away from the working class, there are opportunities for Democrats.
BRANDON MCGINLEY
December 8

To turn 'merry Christmas' into fighting words is to lose their meaning

I implore my fellow believers to see that pugnacity and spite are not how we bring about a renaissance of Christian culture.
Steven Dornfeld
December 8
Sen. Al Franken’s decision to step down amid a growing sexual-harassment scandal has scrambled Minnesota’s 2018 election.

Celebrities in politics: Minnesotans, have you finally learned?

Other than embarrassment, what have you gotten for your generous support?
Morris J. Allen
December 8

I long for my Jerusalem, but not this way

Presidential declarations won't get us there. Hard work is needed.
John Rash
December 8

Rash Report: 'Darkest Hour,' but enduring light on Winston Churchill

New movie about the British prime minister is just the latest reflection on a leader who has become a legend.
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