America, the land of opportunity? Not for me

America, the land of opportunity? Not for me

I'm overqualified, over 50 and vastly underemployed. But like many others today, I'm invisible. I never thought this would happen to me.
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University of Chicago recoils against political correctness on campus

August 28
University of Chicago recoils against political correctness on campus
The prominent university is rejecting "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces."

Counterpoint: Not red tape; Enbridge troubles with Sandpiper are self-inflicted

August 28
Counterpoint: Not red tape; Enbridge troubles with Sandpiper are self-inflicted
And it's not "metro-centric," either, it's concerned northern Minnesotans.
Terry Wanzek
August 28

How using technology makes our family farm better

Thanks to innovations like GPS, drones and GMOs, we help put food on the table.
John C. "Chuck" Chalberg
August 26

What Minnesotan can learn from 'South Pacific'

Or, more precisely, what it can unlearn about racial views and superiority with help from a fine Guthrie Theater production.
Linda Qiu
August 26

PolitiFact: How one Clinton Foundation e-mail exchange blurred ethics lines

Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, wasn't directly involved, but there were clear connections between her top aides and Clinton Foundation interests. That can't be spun.
LORI STURDEVANT
August 26

A day of big events, and one on which to ponder big goals

Football, the State Fair — and maybe a future World Expo, right here in our state.
Dane Smith
August 26

Minnesota's divide: The high road to 'better together'

A philosophy of border-to-border investment in all our people and all our places has won out in most of Minnesota's history. Today's "equity agenda" is an extension of that.
Charlie Weaver
August 26

A troubling response to Minnesota students' flat MCA test scores

The results provide measurements and offer a road map to college. The growing "opt-out" movement, however, thwarts progress.
John Rash
August 26

Rash Report: Barack and Michelle, before president and first lady

Newly released film "Southside With You" depicts a relatability mostly missing this election season.
Editorial
August 25

Giuliani's claims about Clinton's health are unhealthy

He's got no real evidence that Democratic nominee is ill.
Ruth Marcus
August 25

Clinton connections: No smoking guns, but plenty of rubber bullets

Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal, but if you're in a role that would seem to call for the utmost care in avoiding the perception of favoritism …
Heidi Seltz
August 25

Counterpoint: Tips for women's safety? Try these instead

Given the many news threads about sexual assault, of which the recent attacks on female joggers are only the latest, a list that's been circulated online says it better.
Greg Davids and Paul Torkelson
August 25

Counterpoint: Dayton chooses light rail over some pretty good legislation

Good leaders would direct their attention to where they can help, not to where they'll meet head-on with unaddressed costs and litigation.
James Stavridis
August 25

We need to be ready for 21st-century biology

We can see the challenges of responding to superbugs like Ebola and Zika. Now imagine them turned into weapons.
Alyssa Rosenberg
August 25

What EpiPens mean to me

They're my armor against disaster. They shouldn't be priced like a luxury.
Michael Printy Arthur
August 24

Progressives should give Trump a fair look on trade, immigration

Especially if they want to do right for Mexico's least fortunate.
Ruth Wood
August 24

Your brain on steroids: A bigger problem than we know

A typical user is not necessarily an Olympian, and consequences abound.
Dean Burnett
August 24

Your brain on drugs, revisited and revised

The fried-egg metaphor was always simplistic. Effects vary from drug to drug and user to user. Our efforts to treat and prevent must acknowledge that complexity.
A.J. Delgado
August 24

Why Latinos should vote for Trump

Immigration isn't our main concern; jobs are, and on that count, he's our man. That's not all.
Michael McFaul
August 24

Why Putin would vote for Trump …

… and, in a sense, may. He likes the policies, he likes the prospect of a distracted America and he doesn't like the opponent.
Editorial
August 23

Another Trump conspiracy: voter fraud

Despite lack of evidence, he questions election legitimacy.
Shawntera Hardy
August 23

Counterpoint: State is on task regarding new workforce rules for the disabled

This is an urgent but huge transformation. The Department of Employment and Economic Development is prepared.
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