USS Fitzgerald incident recalls another disaster at sea

USS Fitzgerald incident recalls another disaster at sea

A terrible typhoon struck the USS Pittsburgh and the rest of the 5th Fleet 72 years ago. Then, as now, the crew showed extraordinary seamanship.

New effort will take aim at growth and opportunity gaps; here's how

June 23
New effort will take aim at growth and opportunity gaps; here's how
The Mpls. Fed-led effort will draw on top research and community engagement.

We are all one family: Poignancy in the story of a boy, his mother and a judge

June 23
We are all one family: Poignancy in the story of a boy, his mother and a judge
A boy's story is a reminder of the frailty of life and the preciousness of our children.
Editorial
June 24

Take the status quo out of U.S. air traffic control

Federally chartered nonprofit, funded by fees, would do a better job.
Nekima Levy-Pounds
June 24

Nekima Levy-Pounds: Preventing further injustices after the Yanez verdict

Minnesota can be a national leader. Here are six steps we must take to move forward together.
Judith Koll Healey
June 23

'White privilege': My generation can be trained

I'd never liked the term, but a discussion with my granddaughter gave me an opportunity to rethink.
Bonnie Blodgett
June 23

Conventionally farmed land is literally dirt poor. A Vermont couple has set out to change that.

Small tweaks like Gov. Mark Dayton's buffer zones won't make this system sustainable. Small tweaks in our economic model can make a difference, however.
LORI STURDEVANT
June 23

Can feminism's goals once again be bipartisan?

For women, the economic mission is yet to be accomplished.
Editorial
June 23

Russia, U.S. should take more care in the air

Using fighter jets to send messages could get out of hand.
John Kass
June 23

Bernie Sanders, the left, Christianity and the Constitution

Specifically, how far will the left go to neutralize Christianity? Consider the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders.
Norman J. Ornstein
June 23

The constitutional crisis that almost was

The shootings at a baseball field nearly triggered a crisis of governance, because they could have left uncertainty over the majority status in the House.
Charlotte A. Tschider
June 22

Hacking as civil disobedience: A dichotomy for Americans

Although it's fueled by a cultivated institutional distrust, it is illegal. This is true even though the definition of data as property is tangled.
Jennifer Rubin
June 22

Six considerations as the Senate weighs in on health care

Which Republican senators will walk the plank for a rotten bill?
Gordon C. Everest
June 22

Regarding health care: Maneuver away, but these are the unavoidable basics

Our predicament is not going to be solved by the proposals we're hearing.
John Podesta and Brian Katulis
June 22

Trump's silent surge in the Middle East — and the slippery slope to war

In just five months, the president has moved U.S. troops closer to the front lines in complex fights in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.
George P. Shultz and Lawrence H. Summers
June 22

Carbon dividends: The climate solution that's best for the environment and business alike

This idea is gaining traction, especially in light of the president's decision on the Paris Agreement. It could move faster than you think.
Editorial
June 21

Colorado dad says smartphones turned his kids into zombies

Now he wants state to become first to ban sales to those younger than 13.
Steve Minn
June 21

Minneapolis, it's not just restaurants: $15 minimum wage would hit affordable housing, too

Our options for adjusting to new costs are limited. Businesses of all sizes need some flexibility.
James Densley and Jillian Peterson
June 21

Verdict in police shooting of Philando Castile: The fear defense should have us all afraid

Why? Because it's emotional, not a rational assessment of danger. And police officers are trained to be particularly susceptible.
Eric Kaler and Brian Burnett
June 21

University of Minnesota leaders: Why our budget had to include a tuition hike

The Legislature did not provide the investment required to hold tuition flat for the state's students. But we believe in that investment and have set a challenging course.
John R. Kasich and John W. Hickenlooper
June 21

John Kasich, John Hickenlooper: A two-party approach to health care

One-party solutions are not sustainable. As governors of Ohio and Colorado, respectively, we find the following principles necessary for effective reform.
Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz
June 21

We, a D and an R in Wisconsin, both disdain gerrymandering

As former leaders of the state Senate, we support the lawsuit that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Wisconsin citizens aren't getting the balanced government they want.
Multiple authors
June 21

Police shooting of Castile: In Falcon Heights, we were jolted into knowing we needed change

Our citizens group has learned over the past year that progress with city officials is possible, though it requires persistence.
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