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A two-step plan for Minnesota transportation funding

By John P. James March 02, 2015, 06:25 PM

Split the surplus — some spent immediately, some put in reserve. Then, open the floor to ideas for the long term. This acknowledges that both sides of the state's divided leadership have a point.

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When bunk snowballs in the U.S. Senate

By Editorial, Washington Post March 02, 2015, 06:25 PM

Inhofe's climate-change stunt is an embarrassment to GOP leadership.

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Netanyahu before Congress: Khamenei's long game

By Ray Takeyh March 02, 2015, 06:25 PM

Iran's patient supreme leader is on the verge of a strategic triumph, knowing he can get just enough nuclear forbearance to eventually have a bomb.

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Netanyahu before Congress: The prime minister's gamble

By Jackson Diehl, Washington Post March 02, 2015, 06:25 PM

There's an Israeli election — and more — on the line, and all sides know it.

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Hello, justices? It's reality calling in health care case …

By Nicholas Bagley March 02, 2015, 11:48 AM

Laws must be read as a whole, and that’s what the U.S. Supreme Court should remember as it debates the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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Can Elizabeth Warren be the new Ted Kennedy?

By Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe March 02, 2015, 11:52 AM

Assuming she doesn’t run for president, might she play the dual role in Congress of liberal leader and grand dealmaker?

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Sept. 7: Thank you to anyone, anywhere who's dumped ice on their head

By Peter J. Stark September 06, 2014, 06:00 PM

Thank you. It brings those with ALS a hope they wouldn't otherwise have.

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: Finer words were rarely spoken

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune February 28, 2015, 06:00 PM

His re-election stands the test of time as the most important in U.S. history. And his Second Inaugural Address was one for the ages.

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Don't fret: Minneapolis leaders are on the case

By BARBARA A. JOHNSON March 01, 2015, 06:00 PM

Editorial urged City Council to help solve the spat, and that's exactly what we're trying to do.

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Scholarships for early ed mean choice

By Frank Forsberg March 01, 2015, 06:00 PM

Our coalition is pushing for high-quality options in and out of the public schools.

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