Do female cops make all the difference?

Bridging gaps will require many tactics, including more psychological testing.

Teachers and staff of color matter big-time

April 21
If the system isn't equitable, if teachers and staff don't reflect the diversity of the student body, then little can be truly accomplished.

Trump administration starts assault on shared national heritage

April 29
No, designating monuments is not a "massive federal land grab."
Mike Meyers
April 29

Trump is to clarity what vodka is to sobriety

He wings it like a jazz musician, but for commerce, which depends on making and delivering on plans, that's a scary sound.
D.J. Tice
April 29

Tax the rich? Done. Tax fairness? Well ...

The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.
Doug Baker and Mike Ciresi
April 29

Funding early education: Combine the best of Dayton's and House GOP's proposals

Part-day pre-K programs aren't going to solve the achievement gap. What's needed are full-day options for kids who are most at risk.
Lauren Carroll and Miriam Valverde
April 29

PolitiFact: Trump half-right in slam on the 9th Circuit

The West Coast court has a very high rate of reversals in cases examined by the Supremes, but not in the total number of its decisions.
April 29

Opportunity in Minneapolis: The tale of two Girards

Within a single city, in not many miles, one street can wind its way through different worlds, where children live and learn and die.
April 29

With immigration in the glare, read about Minnesota's history

Especially if you have Nordic heritage, you'll like this book. But its value goes beyond that.
Sonia Nazario
April 28

Violence drives migration; tackle it where it starts, at home

Most of those here illegally come from hellholes, but the U.S. is funding programs that deal with it there. Keep those dollars coming.
John Rash
April 28

Rash Report: Colombia makes the case for foreign-policy resolve

Chronic crises elsewhere shouldn't preclude proactive Latin America efforts.
April 28

A new, troubling era for the Environmental Protection Agency

Agency signals it will safeguard industry, not consumers.
April 27

Despite release of Aya Hijazi, Egyptian repression continues

Trump has embraced regime without pushing for human rights reform.
Leif Pettersen
April 27

Counterpoint: Ready for this? Make city center a pedestrian zone

Cities across the world have revitalized their centers by making them pedestrian-only.
Steve Cramer
April 27

Counterpoint: In planning the city's new core, we look up, not down

There are proposals on the table on how to make skyways more user-friendly.
John S. Adams
April 27

Counterpoint: Skyways provide the vital lifeline for downtown

Love 'em or hate 'em, the skyways have proved a vital lifeline for downtown.
Garrison Keillor
April 27

Garrison Keillor: A message from POTUS, the fantastically tremendous Numero Uno

But that Wong guy and his New York Times robots have it in for me. They keep saying I'm unpopular, that things are chaotic. Sad!
Megan McArdle
April 26

The Handmaid's Tale: There's nothing "timely" or even plausible about this yarn

It's one thing to enjoy a dystopian story in a book or on the screen, but there's something very wrong with claiming it is reality.
April 26

GOP health care revisions cater to House Freedom Caucus

States could scrap protections for those with preexisting conditions.
April 25

Global economy is growing, but threats are looming

Political instability could lead to bad policies, and growth is already tepid.
April 24

Support those officials charged with enforcing immigration laws

If critics want the policy changes, they should talk to members of Congress.
Anne Applebaum
April 24

France's election reveals the political divide of our times

Not over the size of the state, but over its identity: open vs. closed, integrationist vs. isolationist, future vs. past.
April 22

Trump administration's secrecy with visitor logs smacks of arrogance

Policy is drawing bipartisan criticism and more questions than answers.
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