Counterpoint: Minneapolis school suspensions actually down over the longer haul

Counterpoint: Minneapolis school suspensions actually down over the longer haul

Recent article doesn't account for better results thanks to years-long efforts.

Free-trade pact could work if U.S. lays a solid foundation

May 27
U.S. must strengthen the fundamentals, like education, infrastructure and accountability.

Rand Paul's vision seems headed for obscurity

May 27
Senator's independent-minded views seem to have lost allure.
May 27

'Bin Laden's Bookshelf' doesn't tell the whole story

Partial release of materials seized from compound has a humdrum quality.
May 27

Conditions in the Middle East have never been this bad

The tribal, fundamentalist mindset has triumphed, and there’s nothing for the U.S. to do about it.
Jim Watkins and Karla Ekdahl
May 26

Counterpoint: The ranked-choice alternative to the political machine

One could surmise, as some do, that the old system of party politics had its advantages over today's arrangement. Or one could go in a better direction entirely — ranked-choice voting.
Darlene Thyen
May 26

Europe leans too heavily on the U.S. for security

With our allies cutting back on military funding, one wonders if they expect us to bring forth another “Greatest Generation” as needed, at will.
Carl Elliott
May 26

U Prof. Carl Elliott: The medical research honor code still needs strengthening

A bioethics professor weighs in, via the New York Times, on the situation at the University of Minnesota — and potentially elsewhere.
Eli Lake
May 26

Israel's nuclear 'secret' is safe

No change for now. But what would it take for the country to acknowledge its weapons and make plans to disarm? Some clues come out.
Joe Nocera
May 26

Let's talk about nicotine

The prospects for a federal recognition that different ways of delivering the drug also come with different risks.
Doyle McManus
May 25

The still-fragile state of the American dream

Amid shifts in our pessimism, we do still cling to this ideal.
Maddie Peters
May 25

College students with depression, you are not alone

Instead of the golden experience I had been dreaming of, I got lost in fear and loneliness.
Charles Kenny
May 25

Global health: After Ebola, attacking other killers

We're now seeing progress in eradicating infections such as polio and malaria, too.
Tom Murray
May 25

Uncle Tommy, we honor your sacrifice

When the church bell tolled that day in 1945, they knew it was for my namesake, Tommy Murray.
Ahmed Tharwat
May 24

Muslims and Christians, at peace in death

Recalling my Egyptian village, where a Coptic family lived and worked among us — with none of the strife we see today.
D.J. Tice
May 24

About I-35W as an aging-bridge example

The 2007 catastrophe on Interstate 35W is often cited — incorrectly — as a result of aging infrastructure.
May 23

Rand Paul wages worthy battle to derail the Patriot Act

GOP senator rightly attacks compromise bill as a rushed attack on civil liberties.
May 23

The elements of an E-12 deal for Minnesota are present

The School Readiness program could be the catalyst in special-session discussions.
Brooks Jackson
May 23

Counterpoint: U has what it takes to have a top-tier Medical School

There's already a lot to admire. This is hardly the “junior varsity,” as a recent commentary suggested.
May 23

A quiet suggestion for Twin Cities taprooms

Shhhh. Seriously, the gustatory pleasure is overwhelmed by the auditory extremes.
Tad Simons
May 23

How the machines will take over

With our complete and blissful cooperation. At least that's how I would do it, if I were them.
May 22

GOP: Education veto overshadows successes of 2015 Legislature

Assessing the results (so far).
May 22

What went wrong, what went right at the Capitol

Assessing the 2015 Minnesota Legislative session (so far).
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