A rendering of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal riverfront redevelopment in north Minneapolis. A City Council committee is poised to vote on the pla

Minneapolis, don't squander this development chance at the Upper Harbor site

The city is poised to adopt a plan that benefits private interests far more than public. Community well-being must be a high priority.

Wanted: More input from scientists on state policy

January 16
At a time when their perspective is as important as ever, it's in short supply.

As 2020 beckons, a piece of advice for Democrats: Be bold

January 16
Attendees listened as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spoke about health care in Washington in 2017. Sanders has been a proponent of Medicare for All.
The idea that various progressive plans sound nice but are unrealistic is off base. We've shown that in New York City, it's been shown elsewhere and the midterms indicated that voters are ready for fundamental change.
January 16

New York's lesson in how not to regulate Airbnb

It's better to work with disrupters rather than regulate them away.
Tyler Cowen
January 16
Ivanka Trump (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Ivanka as president of the World Bank? Don't laugh

Few besides her father would choose her. But in several ways, her nomination wouldn't be all bad.
January 15

German economy is slowing, but nation can afford a stimulus package

The government's cost of borrowing is less than zero in real terms.
Charles Lane
January 15
President Donald Trump, before a roundtable discussion of border security policy last week at the White House.

National emergencies and the unseparation of powers

In numerous statutes, Congress has delegated exceptional lawmaking authority to the executive branch. There's a reason, but also a cost.
Stephen Harrison
January 15
Photo illustration.

Wikipedia at 18: It really has grown up over the years

The online encyclopedia has greatly enhanced its reputation and largely avoided fake-news problems that occur on the Web.
Mae Seely Sylvester
January 14
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., posed for the media last week after giving their response to P

Nancy and Chuck: Do the necessary thing and negotiate on the wall

The president won't drop his intransigence, so you be the adults. Take care of the country.
Joel W. Carter
January 14
The ice on Bde Maka Ska was less than perfect here, but every now and then the conditions align to make outdoor skating rinks the envy of anything und

When outdoor ice is perfect, it is transformative

A recent day in Minneapolis propelled me to lace up the skates and glide not just along the ice but across time, to mom, Winnipeg and the very best hockey.
Fredric Hinz
January 14

Counterpoint: Arguments for 'medical aid in dying' omitted key context

Physician-assisted suicide has more and broader potential troubling consequences than suggested. They warrant attention.
January 14

Once again, China shows its power to police the internet

It's also using artificial intelligence and big data to control its population.
D.J. Tice
January 14
Attendees at a “Cannabis Awareness Day” rally last April outside the State Capitol in St. Paul.

A note of caution as state weighs legalizing pot

Chronic users are likely to bear the brunt of the costs, and be most vulnerable to potential problems.
Margaret Sullivan
January 14
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat representing New York's 14th Congressional District, takes a selfie with Rep. Ann McLane Kust

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is captivating (and freaking out) the media. Good for her.

She's unpredictable, fearless, clumsy, authentic. The kind of politician the press (and our era) can't resist.
January 12

Congress needs more military veterans

A shared background in the armed services is valuable.
January 11

Americans accused of terrorism deserve their day in a U.S. courtroom

That's a due process right even if they're apprehended on foreign soil.
William Cory Labovitch
January 11
Rep. Tom Rukavina looked up at the voting board in the Minnesota House in May 2012. Rukavina, a DFLer from the Iron Range who was a House member from

On Tom Rukavina: A true champion of the working class

The Iron Ranger was one of the truly "real" Minnesota politicians of the past 25 years, right down to his American-made underwear.
Paul Olson
January 11
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, with his family as he took the oath of office Monday at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. He has promoted the concept of �

From experience, thoughts on building 'One Minnesota'

Gov. Walz's mantra was our theme at the Blandin Foundation in the 1990s. Here are some lessons we learned, plus a few suggestions.
John Rash
January 11
French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European Union-Western Balkan

Rash Report: 'A world with fewer rules' is among top global risks

Foreign-policy experts cite the erosion of international institutions and the global order itself.
Namrata Goswami
January 11

China is winning the modern space race

In this era, it's about the practical, not the prestige. There are resources to leverage.
bret stephens
January 11

Border security: In Israel, it's mostly just a fence and good sense

A small portion of concrete wall is in the works, but that's mostly for peace of mind. It won't stop tunnels or missiles.
Stephen B. Young
January 11

This 50-year anniversary isn't all golden

For America, 1969 was a momentous, at-times bitter year, with echoes that continue through today.
James Lenz
January 11
In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, passengers and crew aboard US Airways Flight 1549 await rescue by a New York City Fire Department boat and a group o

'Miracle on the Hudson' had origins in Minneapolis

How a sensor developed in Minneapolis made the 'Miracle on the Hudson' possible.
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