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Americans aren't serious about government debt

By June 22, 2014, 06:00 PM

Yes, they say they're “highly concerned.” But their most favored fix would appear to be magic.

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Obama, like Bush, faces a second-term mess

By Editorial, Washington Post June 22, 2014, 06:00 PM

And he's also showing signs that he's reconsidering earlier policies on Iraq.

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A necessary audit of University of Minnesota drug research

By Arne H. Carlson June 22, 2014, 06:00 PM

Here's what's needed to restore confidence in this troubled program.

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Help people plan ahead for MNsure

By Tara Mack and Joe Hoppe June 22, 2014, 06:00 PM

Why not release premium rates early, as was done last year?

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Get back to basics in our failing schools

By GARY STEVENSEN June 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

We keep trying the next new approach, and students end up worse off as the guinea pigs.

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This time, air all opinions on Iraq

By John Rash, Star Tribune June 20, 2014, 06:03 PM

Media should expand their list of experts, and ask sources — and themselves — tough questions.

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The fruits of labor and the message in our stars

By James Eggert June 20, 2014, 06:03 PM

A constellation's mythology is an object lesson for economics.

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Did a student's dark thoughts translate to ill intent?

By Julie Schumacher June 19, 2014, 06:11 PM

The fraught experience of engaging with a young man whose writing made people nervous.

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Short-sheeting European security

By Steve Andreasen June 19, 2014, 06:12 PM

A billion dollars is not enough for NATO to have an impact in response to Russia. So where to find more money? Redundant nuclear weapons.

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In Iraq, chaos of our own making

By Jim Triggs June 19, 2014, 06:12 PM

Obama was always perfectly clear about his intent to leave. No residual forces, no peace — but we didn't care in 2008 and 2012. What about now?

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