The end of an era: I once fired Garrison Keillor

The end of an era: I once fired Garrison Keillor

Long ago, a young man with ideas of his own got his walking papers. It was the right choice for both of us.

Health care under Obama is neither affordable nor accessible

Several years in, soaring costs and fewer options prove that the government never should have meddled in the marketplace.

Involving parents in schools needs more realistic — and practical — outreach efforts.

The state needs to reach out in more realistic and practical ways. It's really not that hard.

'Dark money' campaign groups extend their reach to states

Secret donations are growing, according to disturbing new study.
John Kass
Former President Bill Clinton delivers a eulogy during Muhammad Ali's...

In case you'd forgotten: Bill will be Bill

These subtle sidewinders have shown us who they are again in Clinton's private chat with the attorney general.
Bonnie Blodgett
June 30

Outraged elites should listen to fed-up 'Brexit' supporters

Honest answers are all 'Leave' backers want, beginning with an accounting of globalism's gains and losses.
Alex Jeffery
June 30

Counterpoint: Met Council critic is drawing the wrong lessons from 'Brexit'

Fear and misinformation drove campaign, and vote leaves U.K. with diminished role in European affairs.
June 30

Trump's trade speech is an encyclopedia of errors

Productivity gains eliminated most of the jobs Trump mourns. He's no more capable of restoring them than bringing back the dodo.
June 30

Airport attack is a deadly wake-up call for Turkey

The country has underestimated the ISIL threat for too long.
Jennifer Rubin
June 30

Don't underestimate the chances of a GOP convention revolt

It's a long shot, but plans to spark a last ditch delegate rebellion to stop Trump are being coordinated.
Andy Brehm
June 29

Counterpoint: Raising the state's minimum wage will hurt those it aims to help

To absorb the increased cost, businesses will be forced to cut hiring, hours and benefits.
Courtland Milloy
June 29

After the Baltimore riots, signs of positive change

After the smoke cleared, businesses offered new training and jobs; police changed tactics, and the city gained fresh leadership.
Kirk O. Kolbo
June 29

The Somme at 100: Trench battle showed war's terrible learning curve

Despite the carnage, British learned from their mistakes and adapted tactics that would help Allies win in 1918.
Multiple authors
June 28

Priorities for the St. Paul schools after a shake-up: What we want from our leaders

Shore up enrollment and equity. Prioritize the district's budget. Communicate with us.
David Cole
June 28

Justice Anthony Kennedy's surprisingly open mind

He has been willing not just to break rank, but to reconsider his own prior judgments.
John Marty
June 28

$15-an-hour minimum wage: First Minneapolis, then statewide

A ballot initiative in the city almost certainly would pass — the public wants fairness. Businesses worried about an ensuing disparity should direct their attention to the Legislature for 2017.
Jennifer Rubin
June 28

Lessons learned on Benghazi, but not by investigators

Clinton's and Obama's real mistake: Lack of follow-through and unwillingness to recognize the metastasizing Islamic threat.
Linda Hirshman
June 28

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg just won the next abortion fight

In providing a separate opinion in a ruling she finds favorable, she was writing into law the factual finding that abortion is safe — full stop.
Betty Lotterman
June 27

A listener's lifetime with 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Garrison Keillor's beloved radio show has been just about all we've ever needed most of the time.
Bob Svacina
June 27

Brexit: That's the spirit — here at home, let's apply it to the Met Council

The grievances are really quite similar.
Glafira Marcon
June 27

Brazil and the Zika virus: Symptom of a greater ill

Brazilians' biggest worry is not the mosquito-borne epidemic, but rather the political situation, with its wide-ranging impacts.
Michael Farris
June 27

I helped start Moral Majority. Donald Trump not what we wanted.

He's the opposite, and the Christian right should not compromise its principals.
Amanda Taub
June 27

A lesson from Brexit: On immigration, feelings trump facts

People will pay a high price to preserve a social order that makes them feel safe and powerful. That dynamic is not limited to Britain, or to this referendum.