Burkini ban lays bare France's cultural agony

Burkini ban lays bare France's cultural agony

Wearing the modest swimwear for Muslim women is not in itself a political statement. The reason behind it is not for officials to decide.

In Minnesota, red tape is strangling projects like Sandpiper pipeline

August 21
Dayton streamlined the environmental permit process. Why is it taking so long?

Another Trump conspiracy: voter fraud

August 23
Despite lack of evidence, he questions election legitimacy.
Michael Printy Arthur
August 24

Progressives should give Trump a fair look on trade, immigration

Especially if they want to do right for Mexico's least fortunate.
Ruth Wood
August 24

Your brain on steroids: A bigger problem than we know

A typical user is not necessarily an Olympian, and consequences abound.
Dean Burnett
August 24

Your brain on drugs, revisited and revised

The fried-egg metaphor was always simplistic. Effects vary from drug to drug and user to user. Our efforts to treat and prevent must acknowledge that complexity.
A.J. Delgado
August 24

Why Latinos should vote for Trump

Immigration isn't our main concern; jobs are, and on that count, he's our man. That's not all.
Michael McFaul
August 24

Why Putin would vote for Trump …

… and, in a sense, may. He likes the policies, he likes the prospect of a distracted America and he doesn't like the opponent.
Shawntera Hardy
August 23

Counterpoint: State is on task regarding new workforce rules for the disabled

This is an urgent but huge transformation. The Department of Employment and Economic Development is prepared.
Mathews Hollinshead
August 23

Southwest light rail: Eliminate the political veto of a practical need

Business leaders must do more to eject obstructionists from legislative power. Metro Transit must have the independence to do its work. Now is the time.
Dave Van Hattum
August 23

Southwest light rail: Despite House intransigence, governor must secure local funding

We cannot stop pushing the Legislature on all modes of transportation to benefit all Minnesotans, but for this project, a federal deadline looms.
Daniel W. Drezner
August 23

What is it about Henry Kissinger that has put him back on the charts?

He's got Clinton's ear. He's got Trump's … time. Well, I'd be wary, based on Kissinger's actual record.
Paula Dwyer
August 22

Clinton and Trump are both wrong about corporate taxes

He takes a good idea too far. She dismisses research suggesting that workers end up bearing the cost.
Ed Rogers
August 22

A Clinton Foundation ditty — it goes something like this

If Hillary Clinton wins, the foundation will not accept foreign money. Until it does.
Toni Easterson
August 22

Counterpoint: May the old days endure — selectively

Much to admire of America, but there's also much to be rid of.
Paul Krugman
August 22

There's nothing wrong with Obamacare that couldn't be easily fixed

All it would take is for bipartisanship solution-making rather than partisan blocking.
Heidi Stevens
August 22

Naked Trump statues are beneath us

We don't get to be the movement that preaches inclusiveness if we embrace this type of mockery.
Editorial
August 21

A novel approach to attract book readers

Some publishers are releasing serial-like installments.
Emily Piper
August 21

Counterpoint: Minnesota leads in helping the disabled to live independently

Although a recent lawsuit hinders our work, we are definitely on the right track.
DAVID BROOKS
August 19

The U.S. is winning so much you won't believe it

Just look at our system thriving in the Olympics. But not just there …
Louis Jacobson
August 19

PolitiFact: If a President Trump gave the military an illegal order …

… would commanders follow it? Should they? What's been said and what the precedent is.
Editorial
August 19

Pence provides a fine example for Trump on tax returns

But so far, the nominee seems intent on financial secrecy.
Tyler Cowen
August 19

Should the U.S. be more like Denmark? Vice versa?

Both countries have something to learn from the other, but the evidence doesn't suggest benefits to a wholesale melding of ideology.
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