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Does your vote really matter? Consider Minnesota and Wisconsin

By William Cory Labovitch April 12, 2014, 06:00 PM

The two states certainly have converged, and it stems from election-related events of the last several years.

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GM ignition switch 'scandal': A price on life? Yes, of course

By Eric Posner April 12, 2014, 06:00 PM

That's the way things work in our world, and in the case of the ignition switches, the calculation may not have indicated a recall.

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Transit equity means more than light rail

By Dan McGrath and Paul Slack April 11, 2014, 06:46 PM

If we act now in concert with the Southwest line, we can add bus enhancements to help transit remove economic barriers.

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Marijuana policy: Don't count on Democrats to legalize it

By Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune April 11, 2014, 06:46 PM

Liberal politicians won't touch the issue, although the public favors legalization.

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Progress, past and present, for women

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune April 12, 2014, 06:00 PM

The debate over Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act illuminates the issue.

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When Father did his best: On-screen single parenthood vs. real life

By D.J. Tice April 12, 2014, 06:00 PM

A quaint era of single parenthood on screen gave way to real life.

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U.S. military spending is out of control

By Patrick Alcorn April 12, 2014, 06:00 PM

Hawks like Condoleezza Rice think no investment is too great — except for vets.

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So much for curbing costs in Medicare Advantage

By Editorial, Bloomberg News April 11, 2014, 06:11 PM

Faced with insurance industry lobbying on subsidies they don’t need, the feds back down.

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Was Jesus Married?

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg April 11, 2014, 11:56 AM

The odds are against any important ancient document being genuine. But the investigation is a thrill.

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How a 'good kid' becomes a bully

By Richard L. Jorgensen April 10, 2014, 06:39 PM

It's chilling to recall how easily we turned on “Raymond” in sixth grade because he was “different.”

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