A farewell to skyways: The case for bringing them down

A farewell to skyways: The case for bringing them down

I know what you're thinking: "But I like skyways." Enough on those few, really cold days to give up having a safe, vibrant, healthy city 365 days a year?

Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?

April 21
This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.

A boy, a smartphone and an undiscovered world

April 22
April 22

Trump administration's secrecy with visitor logs smacks of arrogance

Policy is drawing bipartisan criticism and more questions than answers.
John Rash
April 22

Rash Report: A march for science — and society

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.
Evan Rausch
April 22

Prince didn't need to die; an opioid antidote was available in naloxone

Those at risk of overdose should be given training and access to this remedy, which is a simple nose spray.
David Brooks
April 21

Western civilization is pilloried, but fear what's coming

It's called "reactionary" and "oppressive," but the real horror may be over the horizon.
Harold Collier
April 21

Lost in the anti-opioid craze is real suffering

Prince and I had something in common: chronic pain. We don't need sympathy, we need real help.
Megan McArdle
April 21

At Berkeley, the free speech movement has come to a screeching halt

A once fearless bastion of open-minded debate has become a cowardly symbol of high-minded intolerance
April 20

Hey, New York, make the most of the Fearless Girl

Controversy over statues in financial district is a bunch of bull.
Reynolds-Anthony Harris
April 20

Counterpoint: Private scholarships are a lifeline for our kids drowning in mediocrity

They make it possible for children go to the schools of their choice.
Lauren Stopfer
April 20

This weekend, I'll be marching for science. Will you?

I've come a long way from a curly-haired, sassy kid from Eagan, and I've grown to realize firsthand that science is worth our investment.
Dana Milbank
April 20

Court plays games to allow religious funding

Missouri's governor is giving church playground funds, so the issue is moot.
Margaret Sullivan
April 20

O'Reilly's final 'tip of the day': Be brave, working women!

Almost every woman has a story. The Fox megastar's downfall shows the power of telling them.
Sam Myers and Sarah Peterson
April 19

Highly skilled workers visas have fees to help Americans

H-1B visa fees paid by employers are used to train U.S. workers.
April 19

Why the trend of posting gruesome acts online?

There's the look-at-me factor, which law enforcement simply can't stop. How about removing the audience by simply not watching?
April 19

Prince Harry emerges as a royal voice for mental health treatment

His courage in talking about the death of his mother is inspiring.
Therese Raphael
April 19

The Conservative MP overplayed her hand

It's almost cruel to hold an election now, with the opposition parties on life support and the Tories enjoying dominance in Parliament.
Lorie Skjerven Gildea
April 19

We've reinvested in Minnesota's courts. Let's not stop now.

We all benefit from a high-functioning system, and, as a state, we felt the consequences when the courts were underfunded.
April 17

Afghanistan bombing underscored shift in U.S. foreign policy

Trump is more comfortable using force than in explaining strategic goals.
Dick Meyer
April 16

It's beginning to look like Obamacare has new lease on life

If the Trump administration had done away with "cost-sharing" payments, that would have been the end of it. But it blinked.
Adam N. Michel and Justin Bogie
April 16

Where do our tax dollars really go? Entitlements

Everyone seems to have his or her hand out, but there are limits to what the government can do. And we're going to reach that point faster than you think.
Eliot Seide
April 16

OK, it's a drag, but think of what your taxes do

"Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society," observed Oliver Wendell Holmes. And if you take a few moments to think about it, he was right.
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