I sank, but I won't sweat it

I sank, but I won't sweat it

It made for a good story, but I'm fine. There are many things more worthy of worry.

Minneapolis, I love you and I might leave you

September 20
The Minneapolis downtown skyline.
All this change plays out differently on a practical level than it does intellectually.

Press still struggling on Trump 'stress test'

September 20
The New York Times building in New York.
The latest Kavanaugh kerfuffle further demonstrates blurred lines and loosened standards.
Bret Stephens
September 20
President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One for a trip to California this week. The president seems to be willing to follow the lead of Saudi leaders

Escalating Mideast attacks are a leadership test for U.S.

Iran's escalating attacks imply sanctions aren't enough to change behavior, and its leaders see through Trump's bluster.
John Rash
September 20
In Tel Aviv, Israel, an election campaign billboard for the Likud party shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S. President Don

Rash Report: Election leaves Israel hanging in the balance (again)

Coalition talks will tackle a political split, but long-term questions await answers.
Opinion Exchange
September 20

Miami airline mechanic's case takes a disturbing turn

FBI is now investigating whether sabotage was an act of terrorism.
Jessica Bennett and Amanda McCall
September 20

Pooping woes, gender inequality: Yup, it's a thing

The differences encompass everything from basic anatomy to cultural shame over the doo-doo we all must do.
Daniel W. Drezner
September 20
Aaron Sorkin (left, foreground), creator of “The West Wing,” on the set during rehearsals with the cast, including actor Brad Whitford, right, and

A modest defense of 'The West Wing'

The show premiered 20 years ago and ran for seven seasons. Some on the left don't like it anymore.
David Brooks
September 20
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to supporters gathered for her town hall campaign event at Seattle Center on Aug. 25.

The Elizabeth Warren presidency: A theoretical retrospective

From 2050, a look back at our political evolution.
Chris Holbrook
September 19
Don’t let someone else tell you what to do. Vote for who you believe in, the author writes.

Counterpoint: Wrong time for third parties? No, vote for who you believe in

Former cheerleaders for third parties have no business telling voters what to do.
Graham Ojala-Barbour, Ana Pottratz Acosta, John Medeiros, Mirella Ceja Orozco and George Maxwell
September 19
Asylum seekers queue for a turn for an asylum appointment with U.S. authorities, at the U.S.-Mexico El Chaparral crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, on

Trump's asylum ban is his worst betrayal of American values

We can choose to repeat history and ignore persecuted people, or we can stand up and shout against it.
Gregory Scott Hestness
September 19
In his annual budget address, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey proposed adding 14 new police officers, far fewer than what Police Chief Medaria Arrodondo

Minneapolis leaders need to get behind Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

To not support him is to risk losing him and, consequently, throwing the Minneapolis Police Department into disarray.
Michael R. Strain
September 19
A crowd of job-seekers at a health care job fair in 2013, as a drop in layoffs had begun strengthening the labor market.

Populism will probably just go away soon, so relax

It's a ripple effect of the Great Recession, now 10 years in the past.
Walter Shapiro
September 19
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally at a campaign rally in Denver. Sanders is still leading a revolution. But

2020 Democrats may dream big now, but reality will bite them later

Remember: Trying to do too much too fast caused not only Barack Obama, but also Bill Clinton, to lose control of the House after two years in the Oval Office.
Farhad Manjoo
September 19
Former President Barack Obama. In the Obama years, the government let corporations get bigger, and economic power grow more concentrated, the writer a

Obama embraced neoliberalism and squandered his chance to do something big

It's a philosophy that for three decades has brought the left economic half-measures and political despair.
September 18
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn during a town hall in Owatonna in July.

Southern Minnesota farmers are hurting from tariffs, ethanol waivers

U.S. Rep. Hagedorn and his friend in the White House need to act now.
Michael McGough
September 18
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh, then President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, during confir

Democratic calls to impeach Brett Kavanaugh are irresponsible

They aren't going anywhere, but that's no excuse.
Karen Tumulty
September 18
Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018.

The Kavanaugh fight is over — but it can help us

We need to find out what went wrong in the process so it doesn't happen again.
Paidamoyo Chikate
September 18
A group from St. Paul College marches with a gay pride flag at the Minneapolis Pride Parade. The ability to express one’s views is a privilege many

Freedom to disagree without fear brings hope

On a Minnesota college campus, an immigrant is reminded of why she came to — and stayed in — the United States.
Carol Becker
September 18
Nancy Przymus, from right, holds a sign against the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as her neighbor Blue Delliquanti holds a sign supporting the plan during

Editorial counterpoint: So, let's talk about what 'density' really is

It can be focused and functional, or it can be a mess that pushes up already high prices. The Minneapolis 2040 Plan will allow the latter.
Harry Litman
September 18
Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, arrived to testify to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Corey Lewandowski is the perfect model for a sustained Trumpian legacy

He turned a House hearing into a procedural farce but did make a plug for his potential Senate candidacy.
Madhulika Sikka
September 18
Cokie Roberts in 2017. Roberts, a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died, ABC announced on Tuesday. She was 75.

An appreciation of Cokie Roberts, 1943-2019

The ABC News and NPR journalist, who died Tuesday, was all about paying it forward, and paving the way, for the women she worked with.
September 18

The view from Japan on the needs of an older population

Increasing interactions across the generations can help everyone.
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