The disappearing middle class, and a nation, on the brink

The disappearing middle class, and a nation, on the brink

Lesson from Rome: Concentration of wealth destroys democracy.

Rash Report: Rising asymmetric threats may shift military's role

May 27
Sharp partisan divides on nation's place in the world.

Drivers, we have met the enemy, and it is us

May 27
As a potentially deadly summer begins, it's up to each person to pay attention and buckle up.
Arthur L. Caplan and Brendan Parent
May 27
Australian Climber Robert Gropels who was rescued from Mount Everest s...

Should public foot the bill to rescue reckless risk-takers?

If they won't put down a rescue deposit, extreme athletes should test the limits at their own risk.
Brad Meier
May 26

Minneapolis, don't go rogue on sick leave mandate

Our economy is too diverse for a one-size-fits-all policy in just one city. As business owners, we urge you to view the bigger picture.
Doug Baker, Mary Brainerd, Andy Cecere and Tim Marx
May 26

A legislative no-brainer: Pass state funds to finish project for the homeless

Governing is hard work, but providing money for the new Dorothy Day Center should be easy.
Multiple authors
May 26

Student voices are to be heard, not ignored

The media would have you believe that the St. Paul schools are a war zone. The trouble with that is, no one asked us — and we care.
Megan McArdle
May 26

Hillary may be better than Trump...but may still belong in jail

It's official now. Clinton's email antics were no honest mistake.
Coleen Carlstedt-Johnson
May 25

Can we please just stop playing the 'man card'?

And forget the bogus excuses for why it's just Clinton you dislike.
Jennifer Rubin
May 25

The obvious presidential alternative is, ahem, Mitt Romney

The 2012 standard-bearer is a plausible, qualified grown-up, as well as a decent human being. Surely, he could turn this thing around.
Bob "Again" Carney Jr.
May 25

Here's the win-win solution to Southwest light rail

In order to get the state bonding bill back on track this year, start by scrapping the route's embattled Kenilworth corridor and tunnel.
Editorial Board
May 25

Government must step in to help Americans eat less salt

Only legal limits on sodium in processed foods can make the needed difference.
Peter J. Nelson and Dale Kurschner
May 25

Counterpoint: Minnesota is, in fact, losing the ultrarich

And with 2013 tax hike, fewer affluent folks are moving here.
Myron Orfield and Will Stancil
May 24

Race and housing in the Twin Cities: Further context from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity report

The cost per unit for predominantly white subsidized housing is typically far higher than that for traditional subsidized housing.
Kelley Lindquist
May 24

Race and housing in the Twin Cities: Don't underestimate the value of building spaces for artists

A recent report did not truly reflect the work we do at Artspace — including our efforts on behalf of artists of color and their families.
Jamie Grant
May 24

State of the arts: Minnesotans don't brag — but I'm new here

From afar, and now as leader of the Ordway Center in St. Paul, I've seen so much that impresses. One example: the Flint Hills International Children's Festival, which opens next week.
Paula Dwyer
May 24

How to bring back labor without relying on unions

We need acknowledgment, we need innovation and, yes, we need government activism.
Noah Feldman
May 24

The Clarence Thomas dissent that broke my heart

Let me begin by praising this justice as a man of principle — but one who, in a case involving the racial makeup of a Georgia jury pool, bent over too far to seem fair.
Doyle McManus
May 23

Obama's pivot to Asia is working

Almost every country in the region is clamoring for a closer relationship with the U.S.
Richard Greelis
May 23

Brooklyn Park police video: Shift from civility to survival mode can be needed in an instant

If police officers have learned anything, it's that they can never count on their adversaries to act logically.
Charlie Auspos
May 23

Wheelock Whitney had influence, all right – the best kind

Businessman cared most about people, and that was what I learned as a young recruit.
Editorial
May 23

Getting more travelers into PreCheck program

That's one way to address growing airport security system overload.
Don Wright
May 23

Treatment costs: Don't jeopardize my health to fix health care

Because life, even with a serious illness like multiple myeloma, is a marathon worth running.