Tim Walz: Please understand my full record on guns

Tim Walz: Please understand my full record on guns

It's evolving in some ways, but I've always been a reformer.

The casualization of America

February 23
The casualization of America
How 24/7 dressing-down is fraying the fabric of democracy.

Candidates who switch capitols are rarer these days

February 23
Candidates who switch capitols are rarer these days
A good test of whether voters like their congressional candidates legislatively seasoned will come in Minnesota's First District this year.
DAVID BROOKS
February 23

Admire rationalism in our dark times? Yes, but it's insufficient

There's also a limit on optimism — despite its value.
Editorial
February 23

Wisconsin lawmakers should stop insults, expand background checks

Name-calling isn't going to lead to compromise or save lives.
Jonah Goldberg
February 23
Students take part in a "lie-in" on the road outside of the White Hous...

Even in a political war, the use of child soldiers is dubious

What's happened to the idea — always repeated after terror attacks — that we shouldn't let rage and fear cloud our judgment?
Katherine Raths
February 23

Counterpoint: Seeing 'Mockingbird' through my black students' eyes

Before my first year of teaching English in Mississippi, I debated whether I had a right to present the book.
Lee J. Woolman
February 23

Counterpoint: Why I banished 'Huckleberry Finn' from my classroom

White privilege was on display in a recent column about a decision involving the Duluth school curriculum.
John Rash
February 23

Rash Report: The Olympic spirit is an antidote to these dispiriting times

Games face challenges and change, but still inspire athletes and fans worldwide.
Noah Shusterman
February 22

What the Second Amendment really meant to the founders

They wanted militia rather than a federal army. Individual gun rights, in themselves, didn't concern them.
Carli Lindemann and Monica Scheldrup
February 22

Counterpoint: Why providing elder care is our life's calling

Heartbreaking revelations of abuse at senior homes do not tell the whole story of Minnesota's dedicated caregivers.
ROSS DOUTHAT
February 22

There is a real election scandal, but it's not those Russian trolls

These influencers' social-media tricks didn't really matter, in the end. They did, however, capitalize on Americans' existing fissures.
Grant Wacker
February 21
FILE - In this May 31, 2007 file photo, Billy Graham speaks as his son...

Billy Graham: After years of preaching of the inevitability of death, he squarely faced his own

Aging began to take its toll, but the famed evangelist said he was gladly awaiting heaven.
Alexander Khoruts and Michael J. Sadowsky
February 21

Counterpoint: How we're advancing 'gut science' with grants and volunteers

Investor funding in our fecal therapy work is welcome, but we're wary of for-profit model.
Chris R. Powell
February 21

Editorial counterpoint: Second Amendment means what it says

Rather than advocate for gun control, the Star Tribune could urge taking this "sensible" path.
Editorial
February 21

Russian trolls went to work in the wake of Florida mass shooting

Bots even hijacked #Parklandshooting hashtag to spread disinformation.
James P. Lenfestey
February 21

Meanwhile, in foreign affairs: Why Russia meddled

It's about ending the post-Crimea sanctions, which hurt, and about continuing climate change, which (in Russia's estimation) helps.
Editorial
February 20

Trump administration wants to tell low-income people what to eat

Substituting government-issued groceries for food stamps is a lousy idea.
Edward Ehlinger
February 20

Counterpoint: Prenatal alcohol exposure is a big deal — and just the start of Minnesota's drinking problem

The solution is to make it a pocketbook issue. One of the most effective ways to reduce overconsumption is to increase the price.
Don Samuels
February 20

Years of identity bias on gun policy. But maybe now …

If this is what it takes to make change — victims who are more "sympathetic" and who can capture attention — then carpe diem.
Andrew Haile
February 20

The term 'chain migration' is dehumanizing and wrong

As for the claim that it allows "single immigrant" to bring in "virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives": Directly and disastrously false.
Petula Dvorak
February 20

A memorial to the children gunned down in our schools? Yes, right on Congress's doorstep.

It's not gun control, but maybe it could get us there.
Editorial
February 19

Porch piracy? Blimey! Shop local to scuttle it, Me Hearties!

Here are some ways to outwit those thieves at your doorstep
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