MN Legislature should pre-empt cities on benefit mandates

A patchwork approach would hurt businesses across the state.

Repeal of ACA would imperil a little-known part with a huge impact

February 17
The Prevention and Public Health Fund helps communities prevent disease, not just treat it, and address other key health issues.

Credit Yale for understanding history, renaming Calhoun College

February 20
University showed respect for the past rather than compulsion to erase it.
Editorial staff
February 21

A guide to Editorial and Commentary

An inside look at our work and how you can contribute.
Denise Johnson
February 19

A talk with Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of 'Hidden Figures'

Shetterly's bestseller is now an Oscar-nominated movie. She discusses the book, the film, her links to the true story and more.
February 18

Trump team sends chilling messages on squelching protest

Administration embraces authoritarianism in the White House.
John Rash
February 18

Rash Report: At Camp Ripley training, 'NATO is standing together'

For the 44th year, Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard troops train together.
February 17

Trump shouldn't neglect Afghanistan

More U.S. troops and a more stable government are needed.
Paul John Scott
February 17

Rebel knell: The disobedient musician is an endangered species

Today's music cohort is so willing to play the game. Unlike the Replacements. Or Dylan. Or Prince.
Mark Dayton, Tony Lourey and Clark Johnson
February 17

Give Minnesotans another good choice on their health insurance

It's the "MinnesotaCare Buy-In," tapping a trusted program.
D.J. Tice
February 17

Here's to our nationally pertinent state political figures

Here are the Minnesota players on the national playbill.
February 17

Steve Sviggum's likely return to the Board of Regents? Copacetic.

Quick pick was needed for the board, and he's the guy.
John Kass
February 17

Where's the liberal outrage over civil liberties in the Flynn case?

Flynn deserved his fate. But liberal Democrats, who long condemned Deep State surveillance, are happy, showing it's really all about power.
Mike Tikkanen
February 17

Painful as it is, Eric Dean lawsuit could help lift secrecy shrouding child abuse

If the suit over the boy's death increases transparency, it could help curb future horrors.
Allen C. Guelzo and James H. Hulme
February 17

California has no more right to secede than the Confederacy did

'Calexit' has no logic or legitimacy, period.
Pat Schaffer
February 16

Contract law practices aren't a suitable model for surrogacy

As the state weighs legislation in this area, it must carefully consider ethical ramifications.
Willard B. Shapira
February 16

Here's an idea to make the Minneapolis Super Bowl yuge, really yuge

Let's invite President Trump to do the coin toss, and a whole lot more. You think I'm kidding?
Rana Alexander and Jeanne Ronayne
February 16

Adjudication process didn't 'spiral out of control' in U football players' case

Editorial wrongly faulted a process that differs substantially from a criminal prosecution.
Noah Feldman
February 16
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives in the east Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

The law Flynn may have broken? It's been unconstitutional for 218 years.

No one's ever been convicted of violating this companion to the Alien and Sedition Act. There's a reason for that.
Julie Anderson
February 15

To solve opioid abuse, everyone — physicians and beyond — has a responsibility

Family physicians have a vital role, but a complex challenge takes a broad-based effort.
Jonathan Bernstein
February 15

With lots of problems and little experience, White House could use a seasoned chief of staff

The president could use one, as shown by a crop of early woes.
Andrew Mathews
February 15

Bill to keep Xcel's Sherco plan on track just makes sense

Holding up Xcel's natural gas plant would hurt residents of Becker and Sherburne County and a million energy-consuming Minnesotans.
New York Times editorial
February 15

House GOP shouldn't derail state efforts to help workers prep for retirement

Efforts aim to aid workers whose companies don't offer retirement coverage.
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