Harvey Weinstein is led out of court after after a jury convicted him of rape and sexual assault on Monday.

Harvey Weinstein verdict: First chapter of #MeToo era has been written

The conviction allowed victims to have messy stories. That's revolutionary.

Sanders, so soon? Let more Americans have their say.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas.
There's nothing wrong with a long primary process. It fully tests strengths and weaknesses.

From 'he' to 'we': Why are women still unacknowledged in Minnesota Constitution's language?

The Minnesota Constitution doesn’t acknowledge women, and proposed legislation aims to change that.
The document makes outdated assumptions. Let's change that.
In an undated photo provided by NASA, Katherine Johnson at her desk at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Johnson, one of a group of black

Remembering NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson

She broke barriers for women, girls in math and science.
Randall Wehler
“Surely, a candidate’s personality might be a first consideration, as this is part of being human,” commentary writer Randall Wehler writes. “

Is personality the key to who wins the presidency?

Personally, I would look to other indicators.
Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker
Workers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a market in South Korea.

Is the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic yet?

It's now clear that the virus was never going to be contained. What's next?
John W. Hays
Orson Welles, center, explained to reporters on Oct. 31, 1938, his radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.” That event caused “

We might ask ourselves: When did the fringes gain control of common truth?

We might also ask ourselves: What was the common truth at various points in history, and why?
February 24

Supporters must be ready to defend Bloomberg's past

His policies are not far removed from those of President Trump.
Tim Marx
February 24
Dorothy Day Place provides shelter, permanent homes and critical support for 1,000 people a day.

Homelessness: Our capacity to serve is stretched to its limits

Dorothy Day Place is saving lives, but record homelessness requires more state support this session.
Will Bunch
February 24
Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at a debate last week in Las Vegas.

It's the affordability, stupid

Can this one word put a Democrat back in the White House?
Ida Auken
February 24
A man and his boy crossed Raadhuspladsen, the Town Hall Square, on a snowing morning in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We Danes aren't living the 'American dream,' and we still aren't socialist

We have low inequality, but, regrettably, also low social mobility. We redistribute wealth, though we see nothing wrong with earning it.
Jeff Anderson
February 22
Boy Scout uniforms in the retail store at the headquarters for the French Creek Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Summit Township, Erie County,

Sex abuse litigator Jeff Anderson: Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy conceals hidden perils

The full extent of abuse ought to be publicly known.
February 22

A red flag on red-flag laws

“Red flag” laws have been suggested as at least a partial answer to keeping firearms away from those who might use them to harm themselves…
February 21

Long past time for Boy Scouts organization to be trustworthy, loyal, brave

It let its problems fester.
Opinion Exchange
February 21
Election official Carol Messner gives out stickers at Winthrop Community Hall in Sibley County.

Ranked choice in the presidential primary? Not this time, obviously, but next time, please

When we see our political structures aren't working, we should change them.
Ashley Nunes
February 21
Electric cars, like the Tesla Model 3, above, still aren’t selling as well as combustion engines, the writer says.

Liberals love electric cars, but combustion engines are still the future

Electric cars aren't the best way forward, and the numbers prove it.
Mitch Pearlstein
February 21
The Redemption Project helps offenders re-enter society, the writer says.

Businesses and offenders looking for redemption: It's a match

Early mentoring — and a job prospect — can help offenders re-enter society.
February 21
Democratic presidential candidates former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during the d

Rash Report: More heat than enlightenment in fiery debate

Complex, concurrent crises spanning the globe loom for the next president, but were mostly unmentioned in Wednesday's debate.
Eric Hauge
February 21
Tecara Ayler rested her head on the shoulder of Patricia Grant after a June 1, 2018, meeting with Mayor Jacob Frey to resolve housing issues with thei

Counterpoint: Having 15,000 evictions a year is no 'glimmer of positive news'

Numbers cited don't reflect the full reality, and the state's procedures disadvantage tenants.
Maria Schneider
February 21
A Google data center.

Our barter with Big Tech: Tax that!

We can do it. In fact, we're supposed to. And it would make a better bargain for all.
Dane Smith
February 21

'Equity' is the right word around which to wrap social goals

As costs of inequalities and climate change rise, let's work on a new blueprint for resilience.
Noah Feldman
February 21
A statue outside the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America in Irving, Texas, on Feb. 14, 2020. The Boy Scouts, an iconic presence in the

Chapter 11 for the Boy Scouts of America? Not best

This is a distorted and unhelpful application of bankruptcy law.
D.J. Tice
February 21
Dynamic duo: President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2018.

Not so bad, this era for the courts

It's reawakened Democrats to the value of democratic process.
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