On U.S. crime rates, voter perception matters

On U.S. crime rates, voter perception matters

Is Trump right that murders, rapes and aggravated assaults are rising? Maybe. The 2016 numbers, though, will bear watching.

Why I fight for gun safety – for my Aunt Shelley

September 28
Why I fight for gun safety – for my Aunt Shelley
This election season, know where your elected officials stand on strengthening our laws.

The heartbreaking cycle of violence, then silence

September 28
The heartbreaking cycle of violence, then silence
A mother in Washington, D.C., has lost four sons to gun violence. Not one of the cases has been solved.
Bjorn Lomborg

Counterpoint: If solar and wind are competitive, why all the aid?

The $100 billion in subsidies they receive now will still be needed for another 24 years.
John R. Lott, Jr.

In Second District race, a real difference in how to battle terror

In Minnesota's Second District race, Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig are polar opposites in dealing with the issue.

Effort to tie local Republicans to Trump backfiring

Democratic strategists have found that tarring down-ticket Republicans with the scarlet T may hurt Clinton.
Margaret Sullivan

This year, newspaper endorsements may still matter

Papers that haven't backed a Democrat in generations are turning against Trump. Good on them.
Washington Post editorial
September 28
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, Israel's President Shimon Pe...

Shimon Peres dreamed of Israel at peace

Although he accomplished much, his ultimate goal remained unfulfilled.
September 27

The first debate: Few thought Trump starred in this reality show

Commentary across the nation panned the Republican's ill-tempered, ill-prepared ramblings, while Clinton drew mild, mixed reviews.
September 27

In close race, votes for Stein and Johnson could help Trump

Their supporters might want to think again.
Stephen Stromberg
September 27

They let Trump be Trump, and it was bad

But will it matter?
Barbara Brotman
September 26

Taking a grand tour of Planet Earth from 36,000 feet

For free in-flight entertainment, I'll keep the window shade up.
Eliot Nelson
September 26

Heads up! Here's your guide to political lingo

In time for a new administration, you'll want to know the term for pundits who look like cadavers after not removing TV makeup.
Jim Davidson
September 26

Counterpoint: Solar and wind are viable, not just 'feel-good' climate solutions

And to protect the world's poor, stop carbon pollution immediately, don't "wait and see."
September 26
Extreme close-up images of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and...

Here's why debate moderators MUST expose the lying liars tonight

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton should be fact-checked and challenged, and let the chips fall as they may
Allison Graves
September 25

PolitiFact: Clinton charge against Trump not clear-cut

At issue is a three-year-old donation to an attorney general whose office was considering an investigation of his "sham university."
Keith Ellison
September 25

Counterpoint: The political contrasts couldn't be more obvious

Some Democrats look at the polls and think it'll be OK to sit out this election. But the polls are tightening. We need to get out and vote.
September 25

Clinton, Trump need to explain how they'd fight terror

So far we've heard about resolve and revenge, but few details.
September 24

Federal Reserve struggles to find the path forward

Central bank would be helped by sound U.S. economic policy.
Kirk Anderson
September 24

The Secret History of the Commission on Presidential Debates

With the two major party nominees -- and no one else -- about to square off, it's time to revisit the thrilling misadventures that guaranteed voters would never learn about alternative candidates or ideas.
September 24

St. Cloud's cohesive spirit shines through

In the week after a man stabbed 10 people at a mall, this city's remarkable calm reflected years of community bridge-building.
mike meyers
September 24

If the system's 'rigged,' it's long been in Trump's favor

Over decades, he's taken the art of tapping taxpayer largesse and exploiting tax law loopholes to heights few have approached.
September 24

America has lived through an 'age of terror' before

From the 1880s to the 1920s, anarchist "propaganda by deed" — often expressed with dynamite — routinely rocked the U.S. and Europe. The loose extremist network looked a bit like today's.
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