Mental health and civil liberties: Unwell and untouchable

Mental health and civil liberties: Unwell and untouchable

Some who suffer refuse to acknowledge (or may not even realize) their peril – and, for legal reasons, they don't receive the help even their families see that they need.

U.S. bears some responsibility for Brexit

June 24
Contributing factors: Iraq war, housing boom, social media.

Counterpoint: I wouldn't fault Daudt. I'd fault Dayton.

June 24
From my vantage point as a former House speaker, the governor has been the one holding up results for Minnesotans in this legislative session and its aftermath.
Editorial
June 24

SCOTUS nondecision wrongly leaves millions in limbo

About 4 million to 5 million immigrants remain stranded and vulnerable.
Allison Graves
June 24

PolitiFact: Did Google adjust its algorithm to hide Hillary Clinton's problems? Mostly false.

There are some queries the search engine won't autocomplete, but not just for her.
Commentary
June 24

Questions about Baltimore cops linger after Freddie Gray decision

There's hope Justice Department inquiry will lead to constructive changes.
Paul Waldman
June 24

Why the U.S. Supreme Court is this year's most important issue

Beware the unpredictable ripple effect of this week's major rulings.
John Rash
June 24

Rash Report: 'Brexit' both inward and international in scope

Officially, membership in the European Union was on the ballot, but British identity was seemingly at issue, too.
Gary Starr
June 24

Pain relief: Medical cannabis as an alternative to deadly opioids

Opioid deaths are down 25 percent in states where medical marijuana is legal. On July 1, it will be legally available to many more Minnesotans, if doctors and patients are willing to pursue it.
Commentary
June 23

Reframing the debate over HPV vaccine

Oncologists emphasize cancer prevention to promote wider inoculation.
Bob Dettmer
June 23

Editorial counterpoint: Veteran tax relief honors sacrifice of those who served

Minnesota's historic exemption allows career military members to keep their full pensions.
Thomas E. Mann
June 23

Disorder in the House, over guns and more

Democrats' sit-in is a justified act of civil disobedience.
Bernie Sanders
June 23

Bernie Sanders: Here's what we want

It's not about me, it's about real change, in the following ways.
Jean O'Connell
June 22

Jean O'Connell: Why I quit the St. Paul school board

The way the superintendent transition has been handled exemplifies a public body that doesn't grasp its role.
Editorial
June 22

Advice to Dayton: Forget a special session

Minnesota must do better on a pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy that reduces cost burdens.
Mike Milstead
June 22

Minnesota leaders, convene a special session. Pass a tax bill!

Minnesota must do better on a pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy that reduces cost burdens.
Al Lund
June 22

Charitable gaming: Accidental tax relief, and a chance to make bigger repairs

Our tax burden is too high, and we're tired of seeing our work benefit the pro sports world rather than local communities.
Megan McArdle
June 22

Health care premiums are going up again. Now what?

A big part of the problem is simply that the insurers cannot make a profit at current prices.
Chris Sprigman and Mark Lemley
June 22

'Notice and takedown': The right copyright law at the right time

Let's save it from changes that could break the internet.
Mohammed A. Malik
June 21

The Omar Mateen I knew (and reported to the FBI)

Donald Trump is wrong that we Muslims don't do our part.
Monte Bute
June 21

Is MnSCU (as it's been known) 'too big to fail'?

The numbers say it's an ailing behemoth. Its management is engaged in some peculiar responses. (Such as desperate rebranding.)
Editorial
June 21

Sensing an election-year evasion on pensions

Treasury's rejection of plan for Central States leaves no alternative.
Stu Bykofsky
June 21

The Senate's failed gun measures, assessed by (your words) a 'gun nut'

Like me, most gun owners favor reasonable controls — but not everything is a good idea.