Yes, Trump's the villain on immigration. But not all wrong.

Yes, Trump's the villain on immigration. But not all wrong.

His style is crude, dishonorable. For that, there's a film analogy. But there's a reason he was elected on this issue, and it still applies.

Sexual ethics: The big flip on who cares

January 16
Sexual ethics: The big flip on who cares
The president and the porn star; the TV star on a date: Who's in trouble? Things have changed.

Here's another way society discriminates: Free parking

January 16
Here's another way society discriminates: Free parking
We all pay for it when we shop, even if we don't use it. Transportation equality must take shape in the Twin Cities.
Michael R. Strain
45 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers...

Trump's Medicaid work requirement is totally reasonable

Obamacare brought a whole new population into the progam. That makes it sensible to allow states more flexibility.
January 16

Newspapers vs. Google-Facebook duopoly

Media outlets should be able to band together to negotiate with tech firms.
Roger McNamee
January 16

How Facebook can protect our society from bad actors

A road map for Mark Zuckerberg, from an early investor.
Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen
January 16

A bipartisan plan to protect our elections against foreign influence

They're in danger. Congress must defend them. Introducing the Deter Act.
January 15

Along with climate change, blame development for rising disaster costs

Building in high-risk areas is costing the U.S. billions when storms hit.
Neeraj Mehta
January 15

The equality imperative for Minneapolis: Don't force integration

Instead of moving residents into white neighborhoods, target the basic societal structures that limit people — wherever they choose to live.
Edwin Swaray
January 15

Reflections of a Minnesotan from a country on the president's list

We saw the U.S. as a place where we could pursue our dreams. And our dreams were fulfilled. Judge for yourself whether we're contributing in return.
Tyler Cowen
January 15

Was Trump right or wrong about immigration? Let's consult the data.

Turns out that Africa is sending us its best and brightest.
Mohamed A. El-Erian
January 15

The ripple effect of Walmart's wage hike

This is a promising sign for growth for both compensation and consumption.
Lawrence R. Jacobs
January 15
Former Vice President Walter Mondale smiles as he gets on an elevator ...

Thinking of Walter Mondale near his 90th birthday: A great leader. A great teacher.

He's been a great leader, but also a great teacher. I've had the privilege of witnessesing this firsthand.
Norman Sherman and John G. Stewart
January 14

40th anniversary of Hubert Humphrey's death: How would he view current events?

He was innovative. He was thoroughly decent. This tells us what he'd be up to today.
January 13

On CHIP and DACA, Congress must protect children

Deportation, lack of health care threaten those who are most vulnerable.
The Economist
January 12

A year in office: Judge Trump on what he does

Which, thus far, has been not good, but not cataclysmic.
January 12

Immigration has a business case in Minnesota — and a faith case

For starters, the state's shortage isn't in jobs but in workers.
January 12

Trump administration's offshore drilling decisions are fishy

It's easy to be cynical when government policies are so self-serving.
Keith Lendt
January 12

Editorial counterpoint: Opposing state plan to test Brown County wells – it's complicated

We care deeply for our land and water. It's a government agency that we distrust.
James P. Lenfestey
January 12

Counterpoint: Blame it on '68? The reality is more complex

Others of us learned many hard truths that still today inform the legacy of that infamous year.
Robert Delahunty and John Radsan
January 12

Refining our list of the '40 greatest books we all should read'

Readers responded with solid arguments — and criticism.
John Rash
January 12

Rash Report: 'The Post' works in historic, current context

New movie examines Pentagon Papers case and puts a lens on today's era.
Ann McFeatters
January 11

Influenza epidemic is coming, and we're not ready

The bug is spreading; no state is immune. Could 1918 history repeat itself?
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