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How to pay for roads, bridges, tunnels?

By Noah Smith December 15, 2014, 06:42 PM

There’s blame to go around in our attempts to explain how we’ve fallen behind. But something is missing from the discussion.

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Is Harry Reid bluffing on Obama nominations?

By Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg News December 16, 2014, 12:01 PM

Four near-term scenarios for the Senates confirmation process.

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New Bakken volatility standards are pointless

By Lisa Westberg Peters December 15, 2014, 06:42 PM

The explosion risk still exists, which emboldens pipeline supporters — but why must our choices be so dismal?

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Bakken dangers: Both the oil and the rail

By Alan Stankevitz December 15, 2014, 06:42 PM

Consider these numbers. Let's dedicate ourselves to ending the smoke-and-mirrors game.

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Life is unfair, so hold the indignation

By Editorial, Chicago Tribune December 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

Consider the case of the high school that filed a lawsuit over a blown call in a football game.

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In budget deal, Wall Street exacts its revenge

By Paul Krugman, New York Times December 15, 2014, 12:58 PM

It was the first skirmish in a war to roll back much, if not all, of the reforms that followed the financial crisis.

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Eight things I wish for Wall Street that won't happen

By Michael Lewis, Bloomberg News December 15, 2014, 11:26 AM

It's a wonderful life there, yet here is a holiday wish list to make it even better:

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Vandals target Islamic centers in St. Cloud

By Editorial, St. Cloud Times December 14, 2014, 06:00 PM

It's reasonable to assume that intolerance led to property damage at or near places of worship.

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Counterpoint: E-cigs aren't a magic cure

By Lisa Mattson December 14, 2014, 06:00 PM

It's too soon to confirm whether “vaping” is a long-term fix for quitting smoking.

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Life lessons from a great Minnesotan: Bill Frenzel

By Craig Shaver, Maureen Shaver, Geoff Michel and Scott Lambert December 14, 2014, 06:00 PM

Besides being a tireless public servant, the late congressman was our mentor.

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