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Optimism in Duluth

By Editorial, Duluth News Tribune January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Young people are finding jobs and making a home as city becomes a destination.

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Europe: Frail, crotchety, insular

By ARTHUR C. BROOKS January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

… and demographically doomed, unless it discovers that people — including immigrants — are assets.

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The Democratic Party nears a dead-end

By Editorial, The Economist January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Its leader is aloof. Its secondary leaders cannot be said to represent the future. Its prospective leaders are either spectral or insufficient.

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Some sure have egg … er, oil on their faces

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

But, then, that’s the risk of trying to direct public policy — or just good old public opprobrium, over forces we can’t predict.

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Minnesota in 2016: The year the Legislature stays home?

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Well, there's talk about it. But maybe a short session is more realistic.

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Comprehending terror

By Stephen Carter, Bloomberg View January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

The terrorist isn’t irrational. Evil, yes; irrational, no. That’s the true lesson that the West keeps refusing to learn.

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Comprehending satire

By Ross Douthat, New York Times January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Let me offer three tentative premises about blasphemy in a free society.

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Did the satirists bring it on themselves?

By Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post January 09, 2015, 11:31 AM

U.S. Catholic group says cartoonists ‘provoked’ slaughter.

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Why NYPD cops are turning their backs on the mayor

By STEVE OSBORNE January 08, 2015, 06:00 PM

Officers are angry and demoralized, and De Blasio is salt in these wounds.

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FCC needs to support TV innovation

By Editorial, Los Angeles Times January 08, 2015, 07:10 PM

Dish’s Sling TV should be popular, but only if it’s allowed to compete on a level playing field.

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