Trump should retain envoy to Norway

Trump should retain envoy to Norway

Sam Heins is a strong ambassador in an important country, but he's been on the job only a short time because of a long confirmation delay.

Reverence for science isn't the solution to misinformation

January 13
Science isn't perfect, and invoking it in politics without lots of care can inhibit discussion.

Leonard Peltier should finish his life in prison

January 16
His case was about two murders, not mistreatment of Native Americans.
Christine M. Flowers
January 14

Race in America: A week to remember in an endless journey

Something I thought I noted in Obama's speech sums it up — a wistfulness at how close we come to perfection before willfully stepping away.
January 13

Keep cheaters out of Baseball Hall of Fame

Steroid era is a black mark for the game and left many stars tainted.
Robert Moffit
January 13

Trump and Congress need to stabilize reeling Obamacare insurance markets

And soon, as Obamacare costs threaten to uninsure the insured.
Laura Hermer
January 13

Protect Minnesota's strong, proud history of health coverage

Absolutely voters should tell their representatives in Washington to oppose changes at the federal level.
John Rash
January 13

Rash Report: Eras diverge in a week of defining media moments

Dramatic differences in policy, personality await the nation.
Ron Way
January 13

Cancer: Can we cure it, or just keep up?

We'd like to believe in moonshots, but this disease is complex. Does that mean the 'war on cancer' is hopeless? No, but maybe it's imperfectly focused.
D.J. Tice
January 13

Trump's rise is a time to build up constitutional 'border security'

Let's hope he truly did appreciate Antonin Scalia.
January 13

Possible maneuver on light rail is a step away from 'One State'

It involves dissolving the Counties Transit Improvement Board.
Andrew Malcolm
January 13

With big national gains since 2010, GOP has shot at long-term electoral success

Big wins nationally since 2010 put the party in charge — now it has to deliver.
Ed Rogers
January 13

Hothead Trump seems to have named a cool, calm Cabinet

It's reassuring to see grace, respect, and composure from Trump's picks -- qualities he lacks, at least in public.
January 12

Defunding Planned Parenthood would cripple health care delivery

Its clinics serve 2.5 million people annually, and many are low-income.
Doug Loon, Charlie Weaver, Tim Worke, John Raines, Todd Pufahl and Glen Johnson
January 12

No more excuses; transportation infrastructure funding demands action

Here are some business-labor ideas to help the state get going.
Charles Lane
January 12

That unsubstantiated Trump report is sleazy and full of holes, but there's one caveat

Yes, it's a dirt-digging piece with holes aplenty, but one fact remains: Putin and Trump favor each other, a dicey situation fraught with risk.
Dan Cohen
January 12

Minneapolis' sanctuary city ordinance: Bad policy could be expensive, too

Keeping a bad policy to stick it to Donald Trump could be both expensive and harmful.
Tico Perez
January 12
In this Nov. 7, 2016, photo, ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Trustworthy, loyal, courteous, brave: Rex Tillerson is the Scout we need

I watched Trump's pick for Secretary of State run the Boy Scouts with skill, devotion and compassion.
Vicki Pieser
January 11

I'll be marching for a whole lot of people – past, present and future

I sat out the protests of the '60s, to my disappointment. Now, traveling by bus to D.C., and fueled by thoughts of people who were persecuted or bypassed over the years, I'm thrilled to take part.
Mary Losure
January 11

No cat hat for me, but we women marchers are still closely knit

Though I won't don the symbolic headgear that others will, we'll be united in showing Donald Trump that he must listen to everyone.
Al Lund
January 11

Charitable gaming bears more than its fair tax share; time for a change

Organizations are taxed by the state on every dollar, including their donations. That should be changed.
January 11

Trump can use Obama's inroads in Cuba to bring real change

The new president can use the outgoing one's inroads to bring real change.
Erik Wemple
January 11

BuzzFeed's ridiculous rationale for publishing the Trump-Russia dossier

The public can't "make up its own mind" about allegations like these.
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