Rash Report: What 'Dunkirk' displays about Britain, then and now

Rash Report: What 'Dunkirk' displays about Britain, then and now

A temporary retreat from a hostile continent during wartime to a permanent Brexit divorce from today's welcoming Europe.

Counterpoint: Magical fishing? Anecdotes are no substitute for facts

July 21
Counterpoint: Magical fishing? Anecdotes are no substitute for facts
How many almighty walleye are enough? 10? 20? All you armchair biologists debating "unfair" rules on Mille Lacs have work to do.

Trump's presidency is doomed. (But how, exactly, will it end?)

July 21
Trump's presidency is doomed. (But how, exactly, will it end?)
Here are five possible scenarios for the disaster tale that will soon rush toward a climax.
Editorial
July 21

The best time to address looming Social Security crisis was before now

But given the delay, Congress needs to act as soon as possible.
Editorial
July 20

Fight ISIS by muzzling online recruitment

Government, technology companies need to collaborate.
Paula Goodman Maccabee
July 20

Counterpoint: PolyMet is just feeding Minnesotans a line

The copper-nickel project would be a climate-change horror, burning fossil fuels and destroying peatlands and wetlands.
Ben Feuer
July 20

The federal judiciary: For the Supreme Court, the stakes are simply too high

To prevent "Armageddon" over replacing a retiring justice, here's a plan to impose term limits of 18 years and to stagger appointments every two years.
Ronald A. Klain
July 20

The federal judiciary: How Trump is stocking the lower courts with Trumpians

Compared with his predecessors, the president has been wildly successful at one thing: naming judges, lots of them. They're very conservative. And very young.
Carter Eskew
July 20

McCain may have one more act of heroic leadership to perform

This, his sobering diagnosis reminds a confused nation, is what a patriot and true public servant looks like.
Alfred Lubrano
July 19

A little DNA leads to a 'genealogical epiphany'

When I tried one of those ancestry kits, I learned that, yes, my ancestors did come from Italy — and (surprise!) a lot of other places.
Hugh Hewitt
July 19

C'mon, Republicans, go for a big bipartisan deal

Since the GOP Congress has failed, McConnell and Ryan could offer to settle a list of issues with the Democrats.
Jessica Treat
July 19

Met Council needs to slam the brakes on proposed fare hikes

The goal should be innovation, affordability and increasing ridership — not cutting it.
Editorial
July 18

The Trump administration's 'Hire American' trap

Foreign workers, students contribute greatly to the U.S. economy.
Richard G. Carlson
July 18

After Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond, it's time to decide who runs this town

I say it's us civilians, and we insist on the reforms the Police Department resists and its political patrons have shrunk from.
Philip W. Yun
July 18

Nuclear weapons: Why are we afraid of North Korea?

The U.S. is extremely powerful. And North Korea is not suicidal. Continued deterrence and a little flexibility are in order.
Alexandra Levy
July 18

Nuclear weapons: The test that changed the world

Nuclear capability buys global success — at considerable cost, but the legacy of the Manhattan Project is that, for some countries, it's worth it.
Jared Bernstein
July 18

Some whats and whys of the current moment in the health care debate

Why have Republicans not been able to pull off this thing they seemed so motivated to do? What happens next?
Editorial
July 17

Rooftop-solar expansion is coming to an end

States need to weigh the costs and benefits and craft supportive policies.
John Swanson
July 17

Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement is safest option for Minnesota

As the project's sponsor, here's what we'd like you to know.
Sean McDonnell
July 17

U.S. Naval Academy ceremony reveals our unity

These first-year students (including my daughter), who will be trained to protect our country, believe in a greater good — no matter their differences.
Dan Nygaard
July 17

Counterpoint: From best to worst in five days on Mille Lacs

I care deeply about the long-term health of the lake. But the evidence I've seen while fishing there doesn't support the walleye season restrictions.
Christine Emba
July 17

The population doomsayers are back

The argument comes from a place of sincerity, based on real concerns for the future. Yet the natural response also seems the correct one: You can't be serious.
Daniel W. Drezner
July 17

So would things look different or not if Hillary Clinton had been elected president?

In a lot of ways, our politics and policies would be the same, as a Clinton protagonist argues. But there are also key ways a different election outcome would have really mattered.
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