A sign on a blue line train in Minneapolis.

Rep. McCollum, et al.: Let us know when it's safe to use LRT again

It's great to work toward solving social ills, but those who use and rely on public transit can't wait for solutions to be enacted.

Drone executions are becoming the norm

November 14
A Predator drone in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The U.S. has pioneered the use of drones to target and kill suspected terrorists far from traditional battl
Turkey is following our example, and it's leading down a dangerous path.

Mental health crisis calls for urgent action, as individuals and policymakers

November 14
The mental health crisis needs to be addressed.
My bill will close a loophole, meaning patients will get the effective treatment they deserve.
By Eli Lake
November 14
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the

Trump's best defense is his ineffectiveness -- even as a despot

Once, again, the disrespectful insubordination of his staff may have saved the president from himself.
November 13
The moon rises over Joshua trees inside Joshua Tree National Park, Calif.

Commercial interests want a bigger piece of our national parks

And the Trump administration is enabling a host of bad ideas.
Jonathan Weinhagen
November 13
A rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Nov. 12, 2019.

Supreme Court must recognize that Dreamers make U.S. stronger

Keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is not only right, but it's the right thing for our economy.
Minnesota Recycling Leaders
November 13
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How you can help Minnesota recycle

We are doing really well compared to the rest of the country, but we can do better.
Tyler Cowen
November 13
Social Security benefits aren’t going away.

Social Security benefits won't disappear

OK, millennials : Your futures look brighter than you think.
Steve Greenfield, Wendy Haan and Jerry Bahls
November 12
Years in the making, the three-year study of bird fatalities at the glass palace that is U.S. Bank Stadium becomes public.

Study is clear as glass: U.S. Bank Stadium death trap must be fixed

U.S. Bank Stadium has the third-highest fatality estimate in downtown Minneapolis. And it could have been prevented.
Mathews Hollinshead
November 12
A light rail train heads south in downtown Minneapolis.

Editorial counterpoint: Do those with choices truly support public transit?

Yes, the light rail must be safe enough, clean enough, polite enough. But will it matter?
Stuart Rothenberg
November 12
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, took the stage Tuesday at the Democratic

Sanders or Warren? Progressives must choose

Both are prisoners of ambition and ideology. Remind you of anybody?
John Marty
November 11
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has led the Medicare for All movement.

Editorial counterpoint: Actually, single-payer Medicare for All IS the only answer

The Affordable Care Act may have covered more people, but it won't give us health care for everyone.
Ari Kaufman
November 11
Supporters cheer for President Donald Trump during the October campaign rally in Minneapolis.

The Twin Cities don't speak for the entire state of Minnesota

"A vote for Trump is a vote against Minneapolis" has become the outstate slogan. And it could be a winner for 2020.
Noah Smith
November 11
Joldy Wynen of Minneapolis, who rode her bike from Minneapolis, photographed her bike with the flag before the start of the Lights for Liberty vigil "

Remember the border crisis? It has eased (for now)

Trump's harsh policies have 'worked' — along with population trends that would have solved the problem anyway, without tarnishing America's reputation.
Zack Stephenson
November 11
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We can put an end to those awful robocalls

My bill will require companies to use preventive technology at no extra cost.
Frank O. Bowman III
November 10
President Donald Trump arrived to speak at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 7.

Impeachment: If removed, could Trump run again?

Yes, unless the Senate took steps to prevent it.
Charles Lane
November 10
Colorado electors took an oath before the Electoral College vote at the State Capitol building in Denver on Dec. 19, 2016. All nine of Colorado’s el

Here's an Electoral College scenario that's up to the Supreme Court to prevent

Can states control electors' votes? Cases are pending.
Michael McDonald and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
November 10
A scene at Fort Snelling.

For Veterans Day, we should honor vets by saving the planet and ending senseless wars

What used to pay homage to the carnage of war and importance of peace now glorifies the military.
November 9

Medicare for All is being tested with the New York Health Act

And questions about cost and practicality are weighing down the plan.
Bret Stephens
November 8
Men carried the caskets of Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and her sons Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, who were killed by drug cartel gunmen, during their funeral

How to reverse Mexico's slide into a failed state

President Trump might not care about what's happening in Mexico, but you should.
Betty McCollum
November 8
Commuters waited for a light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis.

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum: All that must go into making light rail safe

We must address the social issues that contribute to challenges.
Tyler Cowen
November 8
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Her plan for Medicare for includes a complex series of health c

How to really count the costs on Medicare for All

Paying for it is one thing. Accounting for the ripple effects is another.
November 8

Why is California allowing home construction in fire zones?

Development is putting more state residents at risk from wildfires.
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