Downtown Minneapolis once was a great place to live. No more.

Downtown Minneapolis once was a great place to live. No more.

I moved there 17 years ago. It felt secure, energetic, promising. No more.

Is Minnesota the victim of a dirty deal on health care?

September 22
It appears that the federal government was not the most reliable partner.

Sex Offender Program puts Minnesota in the spotlight again

September 22
This time it will be the U.S. Supreme Court gazing at us in the harsh context of MSOP.
Jamie Nabozny
September 22

Giving Minnesota's homeless young people hope

Investing in programs like YouthLink upfront will pay dividends later for the thousands, like I once was, who are living on the streets.
Editorial
September 22

Ethics fly out the window in Trump White House

HHS Secretary Price needs to be told job doesn't come with private jet.
Linden Smith
September 22

People need to be allowed to grieve when grieving is in order

But society doesn't want this. In a pain-killing, "feel good" era, simple deep grief has become a modern leprosy.
John Rash
September 22

Rash Report: Merkel, Germany seem ready for a reassuring election

A stable nation and leader look to emerge further as a geopolitical force, but a rising right-wing party may mar the outcome.
John Kass
September 22
Victor Gonzales shouts with a crowd before a speaking engagement by Be...

On campus, freedom is as good as dead.

We've taught our children well -- to fear and to silence ideas they dislike. A new survey shows intolerance is one subject they've mastered.
Editorial
September 21

Politics in Norway may be confusing, but life remains good

The coalition government does need to grapple with immigration, Russia.
Marguerite Mingus
September 21

You call it 'fleeing'; I call it parent empowerment

I didn't leave the Minneapolis Public Schools impulsively in the dark of night. It took tough, deliberate choices that put my kids first.
Doug Loon
September 21

Local government needs to butt out of wage and sick leave mandates

Private-sector employee benefits are beyond the authority of cities like Minneapolis.
Andrew Mathews
September 21

We stand firm on Legislature's right to exist

Here are three key points to consider during court-ordered mediation over state powers.
Editorial Board
September 21

Why must we politicize EVERYTHING?

From nearly every entertainment awards show to nearly every sporting event, the ideological droning of left-leaning one-percenters is getting old.
Editorial
September 20

Don't weaken regulation of gun silencers

It'll only make it easier for criminals to carry out deadly attacks.
David Rothkopf
September 20

Trump at the U.N.: Stark words sounded more like a mob boss than a statesman

Shocking vision of America's role in the world was unlike that of any of Trump's predecessors.
Ramesh Ponnuru
September 20

Trump at the U.N.: All in all, speech was pretty conventional

Aside from the bluster, Trump didn't deviate much from what any other Republican president might have said about the global order.
Mark Osler
September 20

It's hard not to root for an underdog like Detroit

Hey, Twin Cities, look out! The former wasteland wants to lure its expatriates — like me — back to town.
Editorial
September 19

Our children are being shot, and Congress cowers

The U.S. gun lobby has used its power to quash the most sensible protections.
Hugh Hewitt
September 19

The Trump presidency: All in all, a pretty good eight months

This is thanks to a direct message and reasonably conservative progress, both of which resonate with Americans.
Kurt Bardella
September 19

The Trump presidency: GOP oversight has gone missing

Consider, for instance, Jared Kushner — a "shadow diplomat" on a "hunt for cash." If this were the Obama years, or the Clinton years …
Garrison Keillor
September 19

Garrison Keillor: Love of country, sung by real people, from the heart

I love to sing about the dawn's early light and the broad stripes and bright stars when I am standing next to other people who are singing it, too.
Costas Panagopoulos and Aaron Weinschenk
September 19

Did Comey give Trump the presidency? We don't think so.

Using an analysis of polling data from the last four months of the campaign, we find no conclusive evidence that the Comey letter led to a decisive shift in voter support. Instead, changes in support for the candidates resulted largely from other factors.
Megan McArdle
September 19

Trump is not being normalized. What is? Leftist bad behavior.

Antifa is not the same as white supremacists. (Just so you can note that, for the record, I said it.) But we're bending over a lot farther backward to accommodate antifa disruption of our rights.
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