For Amazon's HQ2, we're truly a no-brainer

For Amazon's HQ2, we're truly a no-brainer

The Twin Cities has everything the Seattle giant could want: fellow retailers, a highly educated workforce and a reasonable cost of living.

There's still more work to be done on measles

October 13
With the recent outbreak over, now it's time for Minnesota to end the personal exemption from necessary vaccines.

New dashboard technology is adding to the distracted-driving problem

October 17
Navigation systems are useful, but we don't need all bells and whistles.

Don't expect Middle East calm after fall of Raqqa

It's a victory over ISIS, the army, but terror threat persists.
Neel Kashkari

We must weed out Minnesota's lousy charter schools

Choice and competition should help close the gap. But something's not working.
Marion O’ Neill

Editorial counterpoint: Incomplete, inaccurate data sank state employee contracts

Why our legislative subcommittee rejected the contracts for public unions. "Just trusting" the state budget agency isn't good enough.
Craig Lancaster

Sexual misconduct: 'MeToo,' I hear you. And 'YesIHave.'

Confessions and reflections of a good man, who is listening — and learning a lot.
Marc A. Thiessen

To protect gun rights, Congress must outlaw bump-stocks on its own

Empowering the executive branch to tighten restrictions would be far more threatening to the 2nd Amendment than legislation.
Shannon Watson
October 17

Political discourse: One side doesn't fit all

I don't find it hard to listen to others without bristling, because my own views don't fit neatly into a category. Maybe yours don't, either, if you stop to think about it.
Wy Spano
October 17

Something to be glad about in politics?

A little optimism might help, especially in the area of elections.
William Dolan and John James
October 17

Tax reform, as proposed, threatens charitable giving

This would result from the loss of incentive that's inherent in increasing the standard deduction. But there's an existing solution.
Megan McArdle
October 17

Yes, the census is worth more than one Big Mac a year

That's your personal cost, taxpayer. That's all Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross needs Congress to commit you to so that we don't screw it up.
Mary Nicklawske
October 16

Sexual misconduct: We all know a Harvey, and he doesn't work alone

For there to be men like this — and believe me, there are many — there also must be people and a society supporting him.
Rena Kraut
October 16

Sexual misconduct: 'Me, too' is what we now must be able to say

It's not oversharing. It's vital information — for women and girls, and for boys and men.
Peter Mehlman
October 16

Hollywood's way: Don't ask, don't tell much

Delving deeply is not our thing. The open secret is, regrettably, enough.
Christine M. Flowers
October 16

Girl Scouts have every right to be mad about Boy Scouts' welcome

The kindler, gentler, "triggered by a lawsuit" Scouts are forcing us to open up the doors to everyone, for everything. And the message that feminine girls are getting is that they are not good enough if they like crafting over rafting, singing over swinging a bat, cookies over rookies.
October 14

Reality has set in for NFL owners

They had players' backs three weeks ago, but the tide may have turned.
October 13

College admissions: Trump is the guardian of white advantage

Those in the majority have not, in fact, lost ground to affirmative action, but to President Donald Trump, they are the victims.
Jim Rowader
October 13

U.S. loses in soccer. Why? Too much drive, not enough fun.

It starts at the youth level, as any family involved knows.
Ed Murphy
October 13

Twin Cities homelessness: Seniors find themselves on street, in shelters

Serving their needs is a particular challenge.
October 13

The new generation gap in Minnesota: It's a formative thing

Here's how it might play out in the upcoming elections.
D.J. Tice
October 13

Of Harvey Weinstein, Hugh Hefner and sexual revolutions as ambiguous things

Considering male wrongdoing in the context of this era's permissive society.
Tom Hoch
October 13

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch: We need new vision and leadership

To address issues such as housing and public safety and to get things done, let's make a change at the top at City Hall.
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