Places in Twin Cities where worlds sit side by side: U, Cedar-Riverside

It's in plain sight, but you may not consider the proximity of a university and an immigrant community, or their similar goals.

Places in the Twin Cities where worlds sit side by side: The library. Light rail.

November 30
I went to St. Paul's Central Library to read — a shortsighted view of the building's purpose. A homeless person showed me the light.

Arguments that Electoral College should break for Clinton are unconvincing

November 29
A willingness to break basic constitutional structures or even unwritten standard procedure is worrisome in this environment.
Cass R. Sunstein

Trump's regulatory gimmick is pretty dumb -- and it might just work.

'Add one, cut two' is itself an overly rigid regulation -- but it might force some creating thinking.
Jared Bernstein
December 1

Carrier deal: Good news for workers, good politics, but not sound economics

The action led by President-elect Trump, while a real relief for 1,100 workers, isn't a sustainable job-saving strategy.
Andrew Morgado
December 1

Junior ROTC offers opportunities, and results, for students

Data show higher high school graduation rates, lower dropout rates and a higher GPA.
Martha Rosen
December 1

Libraries serve wide range of purposes and people, some homeless

Patrons come to read, find information and, in some cases, have a place to go. If there's a problem with priorities, it isn't here.
Bernie Sanders
December 1

Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

The great negotiator has revealed that companies can extract favors by threatening to offshore jobs.
Myron Orfield and Will Stancil
November 30

Counterpoint: Gentrification isn't the rental problem; poverty is

Sharply falling incomes for blacks and Latinos, not rising rents, drive a housing affordability crisis in Minneapolis.
Sharon Pierce and Rassoul Dastmozd
November 30

St. Thomas plan is laudable, but don't overlook Minnesota State's two-year colleges

In serving low-income students, colleges match up more than favorably with St. Thomas plan.
Doug Shidell
November 30

Plymouth saw the light; other cities should, too

A code that aims to minimize glare and obtrusive light offers the side benefits of reduced energy use and a lower carbon footprint.
Chris Cillizza
November 30

Obama's singular success blinds Democrats to their party's long-term decline

It's less Trump than races for Congress, governorships, legislatures that reveal the truth — and it's painful for liberals.
Leonid Bershidsky
November 29

How the U.S. could kill the corporate tax

It's unfinished business and could be brought, beneficially, to its logical conclusion. I mean, if you're going to "drain the swamp" …
Greg Sargent
November 29

With Trump's Health and Human Service pick, Obamacare is probably toast

A lot of poor, white Trump voters will get hurt by this.
Philip Bump
November 29

Trump vs. the First Amendment, part five

In which the president-elect wakes up on Tuesday and …
November 28

Trump's attacks on the news media send a chilling signal worldwide

Democracy can't function anywhere without fair news coverage.
Eric Zurita
November 28

What was, and what might be, for Cuba

The erstwhile leader's death won't reshape the island nation's relations with the United States. Donald Trump's presidency might.
Lawrence Lessig
November 28

Electoral College is free to choose. It should choose Hillary Clinton.

Electors were meant to be citizens exercising judgment, not cogs turning a wheel.
Marshall H. Tanick
November 28

My dinner with Fidel (almost)

Our 2008 travel delegation did not get to meet with the man, or his brother. Indeed, what was missing was a theme of much that we saw on that trip.
Aaron Blake
November 28

Trump, being Trump, makes a strong case for a recount of his own win

He can't have it both ways.
William M. LeoGrande
November 28

Will history absolve Fidel Castro, as he predicted?

Here's the full arc of evidence to be considered.
Ron Way
November 26
"Danger Downstream": A recent Star Tribune series detailed how the state’s rivers are spiraling toward an “ecological precipice.” In this photo, the Coon Rapids Dam.

Water quality: A Minnesota maelstrom

The money's not enough. The response is either too little or too confused. And we're further down the spiral than most realize. We must save what we can.
John Rash
November 26

Rash Report: A Canadian view of America's election

In Winnipeg, expressions of concern, insight and affection for America's turbulent politics.
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