Students on the bus at the end of the school day in Lakeville in 2015. A case before the Minnesota Supreme Court — Cruz-Guzman vs. State of Minnesot

Counterpoint: Racial rebalancing — from a real-life perspective

A recent commentary and counterpoint about a case before the Minnesota Supreme Court were both wide of the mark.

Wedding videographers: State shouldn't decide what stories we must tell

Ruling could force us to tell stories and celebrate messages that contradict our beliefs.

"Nikki Haley for president" has a nice ring to it

She says it won't be in 2020, but we wouldn't mind a change of heart.
Max Boot
FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon in Wash

He may be 'our S.O.B.,' but we can afford to disown him

Yes, the U.S. sometimes has to stand behind disreputable warlords and dictators — but not this time.
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October 19

Migrant children have been mistreated by Homeland Security

Despite damning report, there's no sign changes are coming.
October 18

Latest Trump administration move on drug prices is a small step

More significant changes will be needed to driver down costs.
Ross Douthat
October 18
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall-style gathering in Woburn, Ma. A DN

Elizabeth Warren has more Native American DNA than political common sense

She's annoyed tribal groups and believers in affirmative action -- and Trump still has plenty of small fractions to work with.
Charles Lane
October 18

An 'Exhausted Majority' retreats to self-censorship

Many Americans hesitate to speak openly about sensitive topics, a study finds. Fear of scorn or harassment from others is a big reason.
Jamal Khashoggi
October 18
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pictured in 2015, disappeared Oct. 2 during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jamal Khashoggi: A journalist's ominous parting words on freedom in the Arab world

With an introduction by his Washington Post editor, Karen Attiah.
Ron Feldman and Mark Wright
October 17
The Seattle skyline, with the Space Needle. In Portland and Seattle, thousands of new market-rate apartments have lowered rents in previously existing

Private market must be a central part of affordable-housing solution

The math here shows why. Examples from elsewhere show how.
Frankie Becerra
October 17

Minnesota State college leaders say reform is coming. Why do I see Lucy holding a football?

We've heard this before. But real progress has taken a push from the governor and Legislature. It will now, too.
Doug Loon and Charlie Weaver
October 17

Don't pinch pennies on a University of Minnesota president

The U is too important. The search for a new leader must focus on landing the best.
October 16

U.S. corporations are taking on too much debt — again

It may not lead to disaster, but government shouldn't encourage the risk.
David Aquilina
October 16

Editorial counterpoint: Open up Medicare? First, try to understand how Medicare works

That's a must if we're to look at it as a path for health reform. Because it is complicated. Very.
Megan McArdle
October 16
Workers removed the Sears name from atop the closed store at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis in the mid-2000s. The building was converte

Sears had three great acts, but missed a fourth

It's an institution that reinvented itself, twice! Then came the internet.
Multiple authors
October 16

2018 election: Paulsen strikes at more than his opponent with outrageous ad

In tarnishing Allina board, attack also hits people who serve the community.
Daniel W. Drezner
October 16
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump holds a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with

Once again, Trump takes care of his real allies

If only the president were as tough with the Saudis as he is, say, with Canada
October 15

Sears got lost in hubris and insularity

The dominance the retailer squandered is breathtaking to consider.
Tom Emmer
October 15
The U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer: Working together works

Let's use our Midwest values to help move America away from "us vs. them" and back to big ideas.
Peter Hutchinson
October 15

Make Minnesota higher education valuable, not cheap

Here are four ways to do that for students, employers and the state.
October 15
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The price of government: We're paying less for more? Hold on a second

The notion that Minnesotans are getting more services for less of their income fades under scrutiny.
Ramesh Ponnuru
October 15
RYAN GOSLING as Neil Armstrong in "First Man," directed by OscarÆ-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle ("La La Land").

'First Man' flag flap shows how much flimsier America has become

Movie doesn't disrepect the nation. It salutes, not uncritically, an earlier American spirit that had more important things to do than argue.
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