Thoughts from a 32-year teacher, now retired

Thoughts from a 32-year teacher, now retired

It's not an easy profession, but do not doubt that those who practice it are dedicated to the task.

Iran nuclear deal: Preauthorizing the use of force is a bad idea

August 31
If the U.S. needs to show resolve, it can do so within its existing constitutional procedures.

Jesse Jackson created the Democratic Party as we know it

August 31
It's a parallel, of sorts, to Barry Goldwater and Republicans. And Jackson's moment has come again.
Editorial
August 31

Cable, satellite firms have too much control over set-top

FCC should adopt new rules to create more competition, help consumers.
Andy Parker
August 31

Ending gun violence is my purpose now

My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it takes.
Jim Abeler
August 30

Let's hit the 'reset' button on UCare

Instead of throwing 475,000 off state programs, take time out to get it right.
Monte Bute
August 30

The dangers of groupthink

Strict conformity of opinion is the enemy of intellectual liberty — and both conservatives and liberals fall into this trap.
John Kass
August 30

Mock the Trumpians — at your peril

Sure, the true believers are an easy target. But don't underestimate their thirst for populist answers.
Barbara Reynolds
August 28

Why our '60s crowd is wary of Black Lives Matter

Baby boomers want to support the new movement, but disagree with its tactics.
OLEG VOSKRESENSKY
August 28

Immigration tale: A Russian meets America

(A land of plenty, a land of freedom, a land of curiosities.)
Editorial
August 28

Sanders makes his run with the help of small-beer donors

Refreshingly, the average contribution to his campaign is just $31.30.
John Rash
August 28

Seeing the best of America — and immigration — from India

The impact of immigration — an issue vexing multiple countries — depends on a nation's perspective.
Editorial
August 28

U.S. has too few judges to effectively enforce immigration laws

Enforcement spending is growing much faster than court budgets.
Editorial
August 28

The week in the markets: Sky is not falling, but it's shedding a bit

China was the proximate cause of the turmoil. So what, precisely, is the situation there?
D.J. Tice
August 28

Public-policy moves: And what when the worst case doesn't transpire?

Public policy on guns, minimum wage is food for thought.
LORI STURDEVANT
August 28

For Amy Klobuchar, if immigration then were like immigration now …

The senator reflects on family history and Minnesota's needs and nature.
Michael Nesset
August 28

This is my zip car: A Mazda Miata for the older gent (and grandkids)

Sure, it seems like a gratuitous purchase. Or does i
Cass R. Sunstein
August 28

No, Democrats, the American system isn't 'rigged'

Fact is, America is enjoying a burst of progressive reform unlike anything seen in decades.
Mark Drake
August 28

Clinton may be damaged goods in Minnesota

The former secretary of state's spot at the top of the ballot may help GOP in legislative races.
Editorial
August 27

Antiabortion movement is waging war on Planned Parenthood

Defunding push gains steam, even though most Americans oppose it.
David Feinwachs
August 27

Counterpoint: It's time for answers on UCare exit

Stop the secrecy; we need the truth about the state's action.
James M. Dunn
August 27

Counterpoint: Do you let your child play football or not? Use your head

Parents, in fact, have reason to flee youth leagues in droves.
Editorial
August 27

What will it take to end the gun carnage?

Our nation must act before there are more shootings and more deaths.
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