The case for Democrats' not opposing Gorsuch

The case for Democrats' not opposing Gorsuch

I worked to block Robert Bork and regret it because his defeat politicized the process. Now, there's no valid reason to block Gorsuch and a peace offering might benefit all.

CAFE standards are lousy environmental policy

March 17
Environmentalists are irate over Trump administration plans to roll back Obama gas-mileage regulations, but CAFE rules just aren't a rational way to cut fuel use.

It's impossible to imagine rock 'n' roll without Chuck Berry

March 25
The stars who followed his lead might never have emerged without him.
Michael Nesset
March 25

Binge-watching the new Golden Age of Television

If you really want to understand human nature, you can learn about it on long-form TV. That wasn't always the case, but it became one at a perfect time for me.
Joe Nocera
March 24

Supply, demand and 'Hamilton': The more the megahit changes, the more tickets remain … really expensive

Despite wholesale cast turnover and productions in new cities, the secondary market still gets a king's ransom for entry to the megahit.
John Rash
March 24

Rash Report: PBS a value, and invaluable to American society

Citizens and Congress could rescue the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from the president's proposed cut.
March 24

Well, someone's gotta take on health care for Minnesotans

In Minnesota, that would be state Rep. Erin Murphy, a licensed nurse, who says: "You don't walk away from a patient who needs your attention."
D.J. Tice
March 24

On health care, we want it all, can't have it

Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.
editorial board
March 24

Neil Gorsuch has earned his Supreme Court seat

He made it clear that he will faithfully follow the law -- which is just what troubles some of his opponents.
March 23

Why is Norway tops in happiness? Let us count some ways

A job took us to Oslo from Minneapolis. Now, I'm less stressed. Safety, school, transportation and health care are a few of the reasons why.
March 23

Tillerson shouldn't reject negotiations with North Korea

Suggestion that U.S. might strike when faced by a threat wasn't necessary.
Dave Baker, Chris Eaton, Debra Hillstrom and Julie Rosen
March 23

We're joining bipartisan forces to fight opioid abuse; please help us

No place in Minnesota has escaped this crisis. Our bipartisan legislation can make a difference.
Richard Greelis
March 23

Who should be in charge in event of protests? The person trained for the job: Police chief

While the mayor can set a philosophy, it's the police chief who has the training and experience and must have operational authority.
March 22

Why does the Secret Service keep fumbling White House security?

It's especially troubling that most recent intrusion lasted 17 minutes.
Ward Brehm and Jack Leslie
March 20

U.S. foreign aid works; it's the right thing to do (and it's minimal)

We've seen the results firsthand. Americans would do well to understand the value of these investments — and oppose the proposed cuts.
Peter M. Leschak
March 18

It's time for a new dream; need it be expansionary?

Astronaut Eugene Cernan's death, like that of Sally Ride, reminds us that we once had a vision — though it was a conflicted one — and that now we don't.
Jason Lewis
March 17

U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis: Defense of Obamacare is indefensible; why I voted for the ACHA

While the Editorial Board favors the dysfunctional status quo, I voted for a common-sense plan that is the first step to repeal and replace it.
Matt Seaholm
March 17

Facts don't support column's call for ban on plastic retail bags

For starters, U.S.-made plastic retail bags are 100 percent recyclable. And bans elsewhere have not produced strong results.
Raymond Dehn
March 17

With drug addiction, focus on prevention and treatment, not criminalization

Addiction is a marker of community health, not individual intent. We should create policies accordingly.
From the economist
March 17

Global economy on the upswing (no thanks to populists)

If people make the wrong connections about this, the whole thing could blow.
D.J. Tice
March 17

What if Trump and Clinton had swapped genders?

Experiment suggests the populist plays best either way. Surprised?
March 17

Minnesota's renowned people power is waning

Examples abound. Will citizens get cynical or energized by this?
John Hinderaker
March 17

A city-country mice divide in Minnesota? We don't see it that way

Less government, more freedom is good for rural and urban Minnesota.
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