Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

It is our responsibility as citizens to preserve and defend the nearly 400-year-old American way of religious liberty.

Steve Ballmer's effort to build consensus on facts

August 7
The man, you might know. The website he's built, you should get to know. Because, there, you'll find out things you ought to know.

Trump administration fails transparency test on advisory groups

August 15
The public deserves more information on possible conflicts of interest.
Chris Johnson
August 15

Southern culture is spring from which racism erupts

More dark days are ahead unless our leadership embraces true inclusiveness.
Gary Abernathy
August 15

Is an honest talk about race even possible these days?

The attacks on Trump for his remarks have reached new heights of frenzy.
Brett Webb
August 15

Editorial counterpoint: Minnesota's biodiesel mandate goes too far

The fuel is very capable, but it has limitations due to temperature, infrastructure and price concerns. Further reforms are needed.
MICHAEL GERSON
August 14

Trump's foolish statements were an affront to the nation

Despite the president's effort Monday to rectify his failure to blame white supremacists, his initial comments demonstrated a lack of moral judgment.
Neeraj Mehta
August 14

One person's 'mainstream' is another's oppressive status quo

Minneapolis' problem isn't a small group of leftists with outsized influence; it's a stratified social order that leads to injustice.
Dahleen Glanton
August 14
Days after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump on Monday personally condemned white supremacists who incited the bloody demonstrations.

An angry white leader of angry white men

Americans who thought bigotry would die out with the aging population must be sorely disappointed.
Danielle Allen
August 13

Charlottesville is not the continuation of an old fight. It is something new.

My heart goes out to the families of the three who died in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. My head reaches out toward the question of…
Michael Nesset
August 11

The good old days … really were, in ways

What do I miss? The things that sometimes brought people together.
John Rash
August 11

Rash Report: Steve Sack on his 'little piece of real estate in the paper'

A book and a "Talk of the Stacks" event reflect remarkable career of the Star Tribune cartoonist.
John Phelan
August 11

Editorial counterpoint: More workers will help us prosper, if they're the right kind of workers

Amid worries about Minnesota's labor shortage, entrepreneurship may be what matters.
Kris Potter
August 11

A dreaded flashback to 'duck and cover' in the '60s

This week's frightening war of words recalled memories of the fears that lay just below the surface of my sunny, California childhood.
Pat Doyle and Gary Hill
August 11

As bodycam problems show, government secrecy is a constant threat

Issues include, in one case, "cleverly" altering the digital record and, in general, resisting archives.
John Harrigan
August 11

Six lessons in leadership from '62 Cuba crisis

We can compare and contrast John Kennedy's response to the Soviet threat with Donald Trump's reaction to North Korean aggression.
Editorial
August 11

Microsoft researcher regrets security advice that drives many of us nuts

Bill Burr now says simple language, not odd combinations, are safer.
LORI STURDEVANT
August 11

There's no transit plan so needed, so far off that it can't find its foes

But needs are changing, and neighborhoods will, too.
Editorial
August 11

Journalist Austin Tice went to Syria to report, not to fight

His ambitions were noble, and his kidnappers should set him free.
Editorial
August 11

Glen Campbell sang the songs of a difficult life

He'll forever be part of America's soundtrack.
Glen Taylor
August 11

Glen Taylor: Win-win approach to politics worked in my time in office, and still would

I learned that for me to win, others did not need to lose.
EDITORIAL BOARD
August 11
North Korea has succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon and its nuclear arsenal is bigger than previously thought, U.S. analysts say.

A plea from Japan: Please stay calm

North Korea is at fault, but U.S. must show restraint as well as strength.
Editorial
August 10

Trump admits border wall is about politics

At $1.6 billion, it's an expensive example of a "least important thing."
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