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The workforce: A target for divided government

By Bryan Lindsley and Maureen Ramirez November 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

A skills upgrade and shared prosperity are Minnesota's best bet.

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Presidential unpopularity trickles down to state races

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune November 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

And not just for Obama, but almost every midterm. That's an important thing for Minnesota parties to know.

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Dream big much lately? The pause of progress

By Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg View November 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

There';s a technological malaise — not universal, but noticeable. It's the sort of thing that happens when the cost/benefit calibration gets out of whack.

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We do not think the election means what Mitch McConnell thinks it means

By The Economist November 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

Things are changing — worldwide. Voters are upset — worldwide. Standard political thinking does not apply.

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World Affairs Councils: Education, awareness are key

By William Decourt November 14, 2014, 06:10 PM

We must look past short-term answers to search for long-term solutions to our pressing issues.

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Cursory campaign despite a 'complex world'

By John Rash, Star Tribune November 14, 2014, 06:10 PM

World Affairs Councils conference shows the need to dive deeper for the 2016 race.

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Worst week goes to Obamacare consultant

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post November 14, 2014, 06:10 PM

Jonathan Gruber, congratulations for becoming the poster boy for stupid.

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The power of telling, and writing, of sexual assault

By Madelon Sprengnether November 14, 2014, 06:00 PM

Would campus “trigger warnings” be helpful? Perhaps. For my students, painful memories of rape surface in memoir assignments.

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The comeback of the American hawk

By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times (MCT) November 14, 2014, 11:46 AM

In the time it took terrorists to behead a few hostages, polls show the American people regained their fighting spirit.

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Washington's wayward ways: on the Affordable Care Act

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post November 13, 2014, 07:00 PM

Congress aside, the Supreme Court throws a curve.

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