The health-cost mess is Dayton's, but he won't own it

House Republicans aren't interested in the politics of the situation; we're looking for answers, just as we have since we tried to amend MNsure in 2013.

What comes after fixing insurance costs?

October 21
Here's a blueprint for a common-sense system.

Counterpoint: Oh, yes! Even without lurking, there are 'laws to prevent that'

October 21
A repealed Minneapolis ordinance may have been a proactive tool used by some policy officers, but it was not the only one, nor was it a good one.
October 23

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer can help the GOP rebuild after Trump

He's a loyal team player, even in this election. He also has an broader vision for his party.
John Rash
October 22

Rash Report: 'Madaya Mom,' Marvel's super Syrian hero

Realistic comic strip goes where cameras can't.
Luke O'Brien
October 21

A millennial son responds to his father's apology about presidential race

His challenge for fellow millennials is to make their own promise.
Peter Nelson
October 21

Counterpoint: Gov. Dayton's attack on Republican leader's truthfulness is absurd

He's wrong on several points, and unhelpful.
D.J. Tice
October 21

Rising health care costs: A race we're running willingly?

Many blame the government or insurers, but when you remove them from the equation, as in pet care, spending still rises.
Bonnie Blodgett
October 21

What's a voter like me to do? (The progressive, part two)

This is not the American Revolution, but there is a similar call for radicalism that leads those who hear it to Jill Stein.
October 21

Iran continues to persecute innocent Americans

More prison sentences color Obama's foreign policy legacy.
Erik Wemple
October 21
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to Republican p...

The Clinton crowd's emails are scandalous, no matter who pilfered them

Funny, nobody obsessed about who 'stole' Trump's tax returns (or why).
October 20

N.Y.-to-D.C. shuttle fiasco sheds light on what a Trump presidency may be

He was not interested in facts or analysis. He was desperate for the deal. And he overpaid.
John Gunyou
October 20

Elections are not about candidates or political parties, they're about voters

If it all seems wearying or "rigged," remember this.
October 20
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to Democratic pres...

We're just lucky Donald Trump is so terrible.

The final meltdown showed how incredible it is that he got this far. Imagine what a skillful demagogue might do.
Stephen Mihm
October 20

Debates leave voters much to ponder

Trump is not reflecting the dignity, or respect for the presidency, of past candidates who have had real claims to being swindled.
Aaron J. Brown
October 19

Canadians can't fathom the length of our political campaigns

Consider the Eighth Congressional District race with that in the adjacent jurisdiction across the border.
Mike Hatch
October 19

Mike Hatch: Six actions Minnesota can take now to combat health-insurance costs

These premium increases are not acceptable.
October 19

Boko Haram isn't done spreading death and destruction

Nigeria will need help eradicating the extremist Islamist group.
Faith Ralston
October 19

We can put civility back in discussion

Don't wait for everyone else. Be the first.
Albert R. Hunt
October 19

After "rigged election" Clinton will be pushed to clean up a "rigged economy."

The left (with help from the GOP) will make life difficult for President Hillary Clinton.
October 18

Trump's 'rigged' election talk threatens democracy

There's no evidence to support his dangerous voter fraud claims.
Ron Britz
October 18

Wells Fargo's cross-selling controversy: In defense of John Stumpf

I've known this good man for 50 years. He was the leader, so he's taken the heat — but it's not a fair reflection of his legacy.
Mark W. Sheffert
October 18

Wells Fargo fiasco resulted from leadership culture the company apparently plans to keep

Insular, entrenched executives, a pliant board of directors, and a new CEO from the ranks are the makings of more problems.
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