The health-cost mess is Dayton's, but he won't own it

House Republicans aren't interested in the politics of the situation; we're looking for answers, just as we have since we tried to amend MNsure in 2013.

What comes after fixing insurance costs?

October 21
Here's a blueprint for a common-sense system.

Counterpoint: Oh, yes! Even without lurking, there are 'laws to prevent that'

October 21
A repealed Minneapolis ordinance may have been a proactive tool used by some policy officers, but it was not the only one, nor was it a good one.
George F. Will
October 26

There is some stability amid all the acrimony of the presidential campaign

The GOP is on its way to a historic loss, but the Republicans can recover the presidency next time if they pick a, well, Republican.
Allison O'Toole
October 26

MNsure remains the best way to find affordable health care and tax credits

The situation isn't all bad, especially when a tool like MNsure is available. But people must act fast to get in under the enrollment caps.
Gene Pelowski Jr.
October 26

Higher education in Minnesota has become a bottomless money pit

The highest-paid public employees in Minnesota are in higher education, yet they're arrogant and out of touch.
October 26

The Worst Generation has done its worst in this election

The baby boomers promised the dawning of new age of peace, love and rock n' roll. All we got was the music.
Garrison Keillor
October 25

Dylan to Stockholm? Trump to … Des Moines?

We shouldn't fret much about the breviloquent Minnesotan, but the grandiloquent New Yorker should be rebuilding his résumé.
Jenifer Sarver
October 25

I'm pro-life, but support Hillary Clinton

It's not a perfect choice; there never is. But I see a bigger picture, both in this race and in faith's purpose. None of us is judge and jury.
Gregor Pinney
October 25

Jamar Clark case: Cops' actions before shooting are key to the tragedy

It appeared the officers were looking for trouble where none existed. Exonerating them could lead to future, unnecessary incidents.
Robert Cialdini
October 25

The new way to influence people: Pre-suasion

Research done in the last 15 years shows that optimal persuasion is achieved by arranging for people to agree with a message before they know what's in it.
Paula Dwyer
October 25

How Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan could find common ground

The way out of the gridlock begins with corporate tax reform, which both Republicans and Democrats claim they want.
Jamie Lorentzen
October 24

Kudos to Bob Dylan, but will he accept the Nobel Prize?

Here is a reason why he might very well be reticent, if he is indeed so.
Shirley Hershey Showalter
October 24

A birthday letter to Hillary Clinton

Those who break glass ceilings end up with cuts and scars, but you learned early on how to vanquish bullies.
Mark Halvorson
October 24

Five reasons why you can count on Minnesota's voting system

In politics, nothing is squeaky clean. But Minnesota's tough election safeguards are as close to it as is humanly possible.
October 24

What's a voter like me to do? (The social conservative)

Values are marginalized on this ballot — so my pick is who state caucusgoers wanted: Marco Rubio. I'll write him in.
Peter M. Leschak
October 24

What's a voter like me to do? (The progressive)

Clinton voted for the war. She's a tool of the 1 percent. But Trump must not win, and Stein can't. So …
Andy Brehm
October 24

What's a voter like me to do? (The Republican)

This year's primaries produced a nominee unworthy of my party's noble past and dangerous to its future.
Bonnie Blodgett
October 24

What's a voter like me to do? (The progressive, part two)

This is not the American Revolution, but there is a similar call for radicalism that leads those who hear it to Jill Stein.
Marc A. Thiessen
October 24

WikiLeaks is exposing Clinton's duplicity, but it's no hero

Julian Assange belongs in jail. Still, in reporting on his leaks, the media should be consistent — and it's far from it.
Michael Hiltzik
October 24

AT&T/Time Warner merger raises host of doubts for consumers

The proper template for considering this merger's dangers to consumer is Comcast's 2011 merger with NBCUniversal.
October 23

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer can help the GOP rebuild after Trump

He's a loyal team player, even in this election. He also has an broader vision for his party.
John Rash
October 22

Rash Report: 'Madaya Mom,' Marvel's super Syrian hero

Realistic comic strip goes where cameras can't.
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