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Bremer Foundation must clean up its act

By Paul Olson July 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

Watchdog’s criticism of foundation is long overdue, as 1969 Tax Reform Act shows.

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In Boehner vs. the Constitution, don't bet on Boehner

By Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg View July 11, 2014, 11:58 AM

He's asking the court to exceed basic boundaries our founding document erects.

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Ideological blind spots: The left on Hobby Lobby

By Brett McDonnell July 10, 2014, 06:44 PM

In a world with a litter of laws and a rainbow of religions, even well-intentioned laws sometimes seriously burden some believers.

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Ideological blind spots: The right on housing policy

By Thomas Fisher July 10, 2014, 06:44 PM

One of the most obvious examples of big-government programs in American history: our highly subsidized post-World-War-II suburbs.

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Pre-emptive PR on Kaler's new U contract

By Scott Gillespie, Star Tribune July 10, 2014, 06:49 PM

Before the ink was dry, president’s people were busily ‘reaching out’ to offer a positive spin.

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Minnesotans? Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel.

By Charlie Zelle, Mona Dohman and Edward Ehlinger July 10, 2014, 06:44 PM

Distracted driving is a problem, but it's within our reach as individuals to make a difference.

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And you thought Americans take sports too seriously?

By Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post July 10, 2014, 10:39 AM

Brazil's epic choke in the World Cup is rocking the nation and could topple its president.

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Counterpoint: The upright go upward? If only it were so easy

By Bruce Peterson July 09, 2014, 06:15 PM

Personal responsibility is too narrow a way to think about poverty and school failure.

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He cheated, but he did it with such eloquence

By Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg News July 09, 2014, 06:16 PM

The release of Warren Harding’s letters to his mistress reminds us of the demise of letters.

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Counterpoint: Embrace the uncertainty of medicine, but don't overreact

By Dale Hammerschmidt July 09, 2014, 06:16 PM

Sloppy science led to the “low-fat” cult, but sloppy thinking could also lead people to overcorrect in their habits.

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