Scouting's ideals are utterly lost on Trump

Scouting's ideals are utterly lost on Trump

The president's bizarre speech tarnished the program, and leaders' response didn't go far enough.

Somali-American officer caught in the crosshairs

July 26
Somali-American officer caught in the crosshairs
In this case, uncharacteristically, the cop's ethnicity and religion are being called out— but why? It's pure racism and Islamophobia.

Keillor: Searching for my Amelia Earhart

July 26
Keillor: Searching for my Amelia Earhart
A recent TV documentary explored a new theory of her fate, but I still need resolution.

McCain's call for statesmanship might not work, but it should

At the very least, credit the courageous senator for great timing.

The Roberts court – a true champion of free speech

Critics may harp on Citizens United and other rulings, but the justices have been a historic force for freedom of expression.
Tyler Cowen

Politics too weird? Try the safe blandness of business

While the extremes clamor for attention, the corporate world is normal, boring and, I must say, successful.
Doyle McManus

Sessions' prime time humiliation is a Trump classic: 'Jeff, you're fired.'

Message to every Republican is to expect no reward whatever for risking one's reputation to support this man.
July 26

Congress continues its dereliction of duties

Just watch as the Republicans fumble their health care bill.
Mark Osler
July 25

Presidential pardon power: Trump takes aim at Constitution's soul

Seemingly uninhibited by his conscience, he's at least considering acts that would be historic abuses of his power.
Larry Pogemiller
July 25

Counterpoint: Are two years after high school better, or four? Both.

Minnesota needs educated, trained and experienced workers at all levels.
Paul Anton and
July 25

Minnesota regulators should update how we tally pollution's costs

The social effects of burning fossil fuels are real expenses. Minnesota has accounted for them for two decades, but the Public Utilities Commission should vote to strengthen the calculation.
Richard Greelis
July 25

What part of police shootings are the chief's fault?

There are three ways to answer the question, among all of the other things recent events have given us to think about.
Fredrik deBoer
July 25

An ideological crisis of support for higher education

Polls show that Republicans doubt the value of colleges of universities. That's a problem, because dominate government. And it's become a problem, at least in part, because liberals dominate academia.
Larry J. Sabato and Philip Shenon
July 25

Trump has a chance to dispel one of the greatest conspiracy theories in U.S. history

Additional documents pertaining to the JFK assassination are due to be released in October. By law, the president (and only the president) can stop this, but he should not do so.
Laura Goodman
July 24

What would it take to really change the police culture?

For starters, political leaders shouldn't undercut the effort. Other solutions: more female officers and a better understanding of what we're getting for our training dollars.
Lori Hodapp
July 24

Police training: Some background on that 'fast-track' program

The effort, as originated and as still applied in many agencies, is quite stringent. Where training fails, it's not because of the program.
James Gibney
July 24

Why did the Germans hold off at Dunkirk?

We may never know for sure, although we can speculate. In any case, it changed the war.
Amber Phillips
July 24

Why Jared Kushner is a central piece of the Trump-Russia puzzle

Five reasons his testimony before Congress on Monday and Tuesday is crucial.
D.J. Tice
July 24

After latest Twin Cities-area police shooting, a look at perceptions is warranted

Polling shows large gaps in views of public, police.
July 22

The context is what matters when Trump chats with Putin

Suspicion over administration's Russia ties colors the conversations.
July 21
Dr. Penny Wheeler, Chief Clinical Officer at Allina Hospitals & Clinic...

In Minnesota, would home-grown health care cost containment have better odds?

Health care policy punt to states may be welcomed.
Steve Cramer
July 21

Leftward, whoa! Balance needed in Minneapolis politics

The city of Minneapolis is losing its balance under the influence of liberal activists. Here are more-even approaches to tackling four key municipal issues.
July 21

To fight poverty, think smaller

The big ideas are needed, but obstacles often could be better addressed with tweaks.
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