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A repealed Minneapolis ordinance may have been a proactive tool used by some policy officers, but it was not the only one, nor was it a good one.
John C. "Chuck" Chalberg
16 minutes ago

Maybe we need a president who really doesn't want the job

George Washington is a good example of a reluctant, but ultimately great, leader.
Frank Ludwig, Ken Cobb and Dave Thul
16 minutes ago

Conservatives do have a choice for president in Evan McMullin

Three former Minnesota GOP county leaders are supporting his candidacy.
Jacob Frey
20 minutes ago

Counterpoint: Today, smaller is better in Minneapolis retail

The days of blocklong storefronts and large restaurants are over, in case you didn't notice. What's replacing them will rock your world.
Doyle McManus
In an important measure of momentum, Hillary Clinton seized the lead from Donald Trump among independent voters, a group he had been winning in the previous Minnesota Poll.

In this campaign, even the attack ads are lousy

Clinton's are solid and boring; Trump's, fiery and false (if also few). Just like the candidates.
George F. Will
October 26

There is some stability amid all the acrimony of the presidential campaign

The GOP is on its way to a historic loss, but the Republicans can recover the presidency next time if they pick a, well, Republican.
Allison O'Toole
October 26

MNsure remains the best way to find affordable health care and tax credits

The situation isn't all bad, especially when a tool like MNsure is available. But people must act fast to get in under the enrollment caps.
Gene Pelowski Jr.
October 26

Higher education in Minnesota has become a bottomless money pit

The highest-paid public employees in Minnesota are in higher education, yet they're arrogant and out of touch.
October 26

The Worst Generation has done its worst in this election

The baby boomers promised the dawning of new age of peace, love and rock n' roll. All we got was the music.
Garrison Keillor
October 25

Dylan to Stockholm? Trump to … Des Moines?

We shouldn't fret much about the breviloquent Minnesotan, but the grandiloquent New Yorker should be rebuilding his résumé.
Jenifer Sarver
October 25

I'm pro-life, but support Hillary Clinton

It's not a perfect choice; there never is. But I see a bigger picture, both in this race and in faith's purpose. None of us is judge and jury.
Gregor Pinney
October 25

Jamar Clark case: Cops' actions before shooting are key to the tragedy

It appeared the officers were looking for trouble where none existed. Exonerating them could lead to future, unnecessary incidents.
Robert Cialdini
October 25

The new way to influence people: Pre-suasion

Research done in the last 15 years shows that optimal persuasion is achieved by arranging for people to agree with a message before they know what's in it.
Paula Dwyer
October 25

How Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan could find common ground

The way out of the gridlock begins with corporate tax reform, which both Republicans and Democrats claim they want.
Jamie Lorentzen
October 24

Kudos to Bob Dylan, but will he accept the Nobel Prize?

Here is a reason why he might very well be reticent, if he is indeed so.
Shirley Hershey Showalter
October 24

A birthday letter to Hillary Clinton

Those who break glass ceilings end up with cuts and scars, but you learned early on how to vanquish bullies.
Mark Halvorson
October 24

Five reasons why you can count on Minnesota's voting system

In politics, nothing is squeaky clean. But Minnesota's tough election safeguards are as close to it as is humanly possible.
October 24

What's a voter like me to do? (The social conservative)

Values are marginalized on this ballot — so my pick is who state caucusgoers wanted: Marco Rubio. I'll write him in.
Peter M. Leschak
October 24

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

Clinton voted for the war. She's a tool of the 1 percent. But Trump must not win, and Stein can't. So …
Andy Brehm
October 24

What's a voter like me to do? (The Republican)

This year's primaries produced a nominee unworthy of my party's noble past and dangerous to its future.
Bonnie Blodgett
October 24

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.
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