Years of identity bias on gun policy. But maybe now …

Years of identity bias on gun policy. But maybe now …

If this is what it takes to make change — victims who are more "sympathetic" and who can capture attention — then carpe diem.

Meanwhile, in foreign affairs: Why Russia meddled

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Meanwhile, in foreign affairs: Why Russia meddled
It's about ending the post-Crimea sanctions, which hurt, and about continuing climate change, which (in Russia's estimation) helps.

Counterpoint: Prenatal alcohol exposure is a big deal — and just the start of Minnesota's drinking problem

February 20
Counterpoint: Prenatal alcohol exposure is a big deal — and just the start of Minnesota's drinking problem
The solution is to make it a pocketbook issue. One of the most effective ways to reduce overconsumption is to increase the price.
Editorial
February 20

Trump administration wants to tell low-income people what to eat

Substituting government-issued groceries for food stamps is a lousy idea.
Andrew Haile
February 20

The term 'chain migration' is dehumanizing and wrong

As for the claim that it allows "single immigrant" to bring in "virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives": Directly and disastrously false.
Petula Dvorak
February 20

A memorial to the children gunned down in our schools? Yes, right on Congress's doorstep.

It's not gun control, but maybe it could get us there.
Editorial
February 19

Porch piracy? Blimey! Shop local to scuttle it, Me Hearties!

Here are some ways to outwit those thieves at your doorstep
Kate Knuth
February 19

What I did and what I learned as Minneapolis' chief resilience officer

The city must prepare in order to thrive. Here are steps to get things started.
Steve Watson
February 19

What a boycott and sanctions can do: The economics of gay rights and gun rights

Money talks. Consumers could withhold discretionary spending in the service of their goal to change gun laws. Start the pressure in Florida, and it could spread nationwide. It's worked before.
Steve Chapman
February 19

A cure for mass shootings doesn't exist

Outrage is justified, but a remedy has to make a difference — and in our system of government, that must be the consensus view.
Josh Rogin
February 19

Another foreign influence: China's infiltration of American colleges

A wake-up call is in order as Beijing plays the long game to shape (in its interest) the next generation of American leaders.
Max Boot
February 19

Trump is ignoring the worst attack on America since 9/11

Make no mistake: The Russian meddling is real and needs a concerted response.
D.J. Tice
February 18

'Mockingbird,' 'Huck Finn': At least keep these two books as part of your personal curriculum

They're about much more than race.
Paul John Scott
February 17

Minnesota's marijuana moment: Why to legalize, by someone who doesn't inhale

With decriminalization advancing coast to coast, legalized pot appears on its way, and Minnesota will light up the debate this year. Change is overdue.
Peter Hutchinson and John James
February 16

Tax reform: For Minnesota, the federal act is a hard one to follow

One way or another, the state has to respond to the changes. Here are the options:
LORI STURDEVANT
February 16

How a Minnesota governor could get a sequel

Tim Pawlenty seems to have an itch for it. But Rudy Perpich provides the model.
George F. Will
February 16

Los Angeles mayor for president? Well, why not?

Far from the Beltway, Eric Garcetti is immersed in immigration realities.
John Phelan
February 16

Put revisions of Minnesota tax code on the Legislature's 'to do' list

In response to new federal changes, action is needed on estate tax exemption and deduction for state and local taxes, or folks will leave.
Rod Hamilton
February 16

The murky world of who determines drug access and prices

Too much power is held by a little-known entity: pharmacy benefit managers.
Chris Johnson
February 16

Goodbye to personal weapons of mass destruction

With this week marking another Valentine's Day Massacre, we must act to outlaw semiautomatic or military-style guns.
Editorial
February 16

Think twice before talking with North Korea

U.S., South Korea need to press for denuclearization first.
John Rash
February 16

Rash Report: Protect elections, democracy's DNA

U.S. intelligence chiefs' warnings on Russian interference should spur bipartisan backing for an aggressive congressional response.
Editorial
February 16

If enough Americans demand gun law changes, they'll win

The gun lobby will not rule the day on U.S. policies forever.
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