Pay heed to these irresponsible tax cuts' lasting costs

Pay heed to these irresponsible tax cuts' lasting costs

The plan moving along on Capitol Hill will not increase long-term growth; instead, it will have a negative effect.

Keep an eye on Illinois, a blue-state basket case

November 17
An important brawl for governor next year will pit an incumbent Republican against a wealthy Democrat, entrenched legislators and powerful public employee unions.

Keep the ban on importing African elephant parts

November 20
Keep the ban on importing African elephant parts
Well-managed trophy hunting could help, but not right now.
John Kass
November 20

Even the Democratic-Media Complex can't save Franken

He's messing up the progressive plan to politicize sexual misconduct.
Jean Boler
November 20

When it comes to sexual harassment, the doors to the courthouse are shut

The bar has been set exceedingly high for workplace complaints.
Allison Yarrow
November 20

The Al Franken decades at 'SNL': sexist jokes, frat-boy bluster

While the show has made diversity strides, women were routinely reduced to objects — for laughs. Who finds that funny?
Michael Nesset
November 18

Why North? We have our reasons.

Why do we live in a place like this, really? Because amid the barren, there's beauty; amid the dormancy, the dream of life.
Editorial
November 18

Events in Zimbabwe raise faint hopes

Mugabe really took his country down.
Editorial
November 17

Employment law needs an update

Uber's status in gig economy means lawmakers have work to do.
D.J. Tice
November 17

Free speech? While voting? In Minnesota? Supreme Court to weigh in.

Case is another possible speech precedent from this state.
LORI STURDEVANT
November 17

Minnesotans, don't forget about the tax bill

Franken news is just one of the big things going on.
THE ECONOMIST
November 17

Wages and the economy: Can Trump take credit for making it go?

Lucky timing, it would seem, but that confluence of events has ended U.S. economic stagnancy, as he promised.
Scott Fischbach
November 17

Left to suffer: Treat elder abuse as a human rights violation, not just task force fodder

If this were a backlog of 25,000 reports about schoolchildren, the governor would be calling out the National Guard.
Will Phillips and Amanda Vickstrom
November 17

Left to suffer: Ways to address the travesty of elder abuse

We're advocating for systemic changes to protect our vulnerable adults.
Editorial
November 17

Franken case will set the standard

Sexual misconduct by members of both parties should be investigated.
John Rash
November 17

Rash Report: West must unite against Kremlin meddling

Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.
Kate Harding
November 17
Leeann Tweeden published allegations of unwanted groping, kissing by Sen. Al Franken on Thursday on the website of KABC Radio in Los Angeles.

Kate Harding: Sen. Franken must stay

The reality is, only Democrats are really champions of women's cause.
MICHELLE GOLDBERG
November 17

Michelle Goldberg: Franken must go

He, and that horrifying photo, are total liabilities in confronting the Trumps and Moores and encouraging other victims to come forward.
Joe Nocera
November 16

Congress closing loopholes in college sports? Score!

House, Senate bills go after seat licenses and top coach salaries.
Don Samuels and Joe Selvaggio
November 16

8 ways to help close Minnesota's wealth gap

If we make the less fortunate a priority, we can improve the quality of life for all.
Alyssa Rosenberg
November 16

Al Franken and the sexual misconduct dilemma: You can't explain it all away

Some men are not irreplaceable — not even Sen. Franken.
David Von Drehle
November 15

Silence from Christians won't do in the face of flamethrower Roy Moore

It's a travesty that Moore and his supporters have been allowed to hijack conservative Christianity.
Jim McDonough and Peter McLaughlin
November 15

Federal tax reform: Eliminating state and local deduction would hit Minnesota hard

Such a move would raise federal tax bills for many in the middle class and put pressure on state and local budgets – and services.
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