How the gridiron and TV undergird each other

How the gridiron and TV undergird each other

An NFL “marketing machine” with deep media ties faces a film, and facts, about concussions.

Rev. King would have understood the Black Lives Matter movement

September 4
GOP leaders are wrong to describe it as anti-white or inflammatory.

Thoughts from a 32-year teacher, now retired

August 31
It's not an easy profession, but do not doubt that those who practice it are dedicated to the task.
Steve Watson
September 4

Donald Trump is fixing to be the Peter Principle personified

The presidency would decidedly be his level of incompetence.
Pete Sparby
September 4

Why Republicans should support Donald Trump for president

Uncertainty, yes — but also the freedom and creativity to propel the country to new heights.
Paul Thissen
September 3

Counterpoint: Let Minnesota Republicans run on their records

They won’t have much to brag about in earnest. Maybe that’s why one of their promoters is trashing Hillary Clinton.
Joel White
September 3

Prescription drugs: Innovative medicines are worth the price

The investment pays off both in continuing advances and — believe it — lower health care costs ultimately.
Jay N. Cohn
September 3

Prescription drugs: The role of the FDA and physicians

Approval is not promotion, and whether to prescribe new drugs over cheaper, well-studied ones remains a doctor's prerogative.
Steve Chapman
September 3

It's not a cliché to say Republicans are stuck in the past on race

Put simply, most Democrats sympathize with African-American grievances. Most Republicans don't.
Martin Schram
September 3

Journalist-moderators, you've got a job to do

Stop playing gotcha in televised presidential debates and start fostering, you know, debate.
Editorial
September 2

Ohioans need to come to grips with Mount McKinley name change

What if Cuyahoga Valley National Park had been named after Sarah Palin?
Martha Wegner
September 2

What does Black Lives Matter want from the average white citizen?

The answer, from at least one young black man, is this: Just to be acknowledged.
Michael McNally
September 2

Indian fishing and wild-rice harvesting, in context

It's helpful to know the history of treaty rights and violations, among other injustices.
Sean Kershaw
September 2

In defense of the Met Council and regional planning

Remember, our future competitors have mountains and oceans, and our predecessors had sewage in their groundwater. That’s not to say we can’t address concerns about our current governance.
Mike Ervin
September 2

No Labor Day telethon? Good riddance

For those with muscular dystrophy, the message was never a comfortable one.
Rachel Marsden
September 2

Clinton e-mail dump is popcorn-worthy

Some tidbits from the record of the woman who would be president.
Al Franken and TAMMY BALDWIN
September 1

Al Franken, Tammy Baldwin: Avoiding an oil train explosion shouldn't be a matter of luck

We’re pressing for an approach to safety that’s all-of-the-above.
Editorial
September 1

Why we need an impartial Federal Reserve

Central bank must be independent, even in the face of intense lobbying.
Charlie Weaver
September 1

Minnesota's business leaders know Donald Trump's immigration plan is bad policy

It's provocative, but it would be damaging for businesses in Minnesota and elsewhere.
Judy Wright
September 1

Women and culture: Hannah Montana is dead

Well, she never really existed, did she? But talk about your BFLs (“big fat lies” — I think I just made that up). For five…
Larry Levitt
September 1

Health care reform, GOP-style

Policy ideas call for less regulation, less spending, less help for those with low incomes.
Noah Feldman
September 1

First-Amendment-free in front of the Supreme Court?

So says an appellate court, for all practical purposes, in a poorly judged decision.
Editorial
August 31

Cable, satellite firms have too much control over set-top

FCC should adopt new rules to create more competition, help consumers.
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