Dayton is a case study in lost ideals

Dayton is a case study in lost ideals

Contrast his stadium-suites response with his persistence while state auditor.

Solve for 'X': Trump's war on facts extends to undermining key federal statistics

February 24
How do you run an economy without statistics? Poorly, that's how. But that's what we're in for if we muzzle and starve the agencies that gather this context — a fate that seems likely under the current management.

Attention to redistricting is particularly hot in Minnesota this year

February 24
It's all about the driver's seat.
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Bill Gates is right about threat of global pandemics

His warning to world leaders should be taken seriously.
Allan Fallow
February 25

OK, Trump twetes [sic] before he thinks. So what?

So plenty, if you want to be taken seriously. But typos also can be haunting — and deeply embarassing— for lesser mortals.
John Rash
February 25

Rash Report: The international impact of Trump's 'enemy' tweet

Presidential pressure on press freedom, reporter safety is at risk.
The Economist
February 24

The uncharted frontiers of science: Change is inevitable, but we can get it right

The proper guidepost along the trail of advances in reproductive science: Happy parents and healthy children.
Faye Flam
February 24

The uncharted frontiers of science: Living hybrids of humans and other animals?

Living hybrids of humans and other animals? Yikes is right. Yet the potential benefits (human organ farms, for example) are wondrous.
Stephen L. Carter
February 24

Good Lord! We've become a nation of cell-phone zombies

You don't have to be a social psychologist to lament this awful phenomenon, just sane.
Lynda McDonnell
February 23

Illegal immigrants: We may pay a steep price for this craziness

Promising to "Make America Great Again" by expelling hard-working cleaning women and meat cutters is dishonest and cruel.
Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service (TNS)
February 23

Illegal immigrants: The truth is always more complex than the emotional hype

For the undocumented who are crime-free, employed and have established homes here, the public is likely to back an accomodation.
February 23

The press is no 'enemy' to Trump's pick for the Supreme Court

Judge Neil Gorsuch has a record of strong support for the First Amendment
February 22

Trump's taken solid steps to control foreign policy damage

Now he needs to show he'll listen to qualified voices in his administration.
Marc Thiessen
February 22

Journalists aren't 'enemies.' Some are just hypocrites.

Trump is wrong to use that kind of language. But so were Obama and Clinton.
Paul Ostrow and John Hayden
February 22

We're all being hosed by the stadium fiasco, but there is a fix

The Minneapolis mayor and City Council are trumpeting their progressive bona fides; they'd be wiser to get their financial priorities straight.
Laura Danielson
February 22

Get ready for pandemonium on immigration

New guidance from Homeland Security challenges prosecutorial discretion and makes every illegal immigrant a priority for deportation.
Editorial staff
February 21

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February 20

Credit Yale for understanding history, renaming Calhoun College

University showed respect for the past rather than compulsion to erase it.
Denise Johnson
February 19

A talk with Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of 'Hidden Figures'

Shetterly's bestseller is now an Oscar-nominated movie. She discusses the book, the film, her links to the true story and more.
February 18

Trump team sends chilling messages on squelching protest

Administration embraces authoritarianism in the White House.
John Rash
February 18

Rash Report: At Camp Ripley training, 'NATO is standing together'

For the 44th year, Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard troops train together.
February 17

Trump shouldn't neglect Afghanistan

More U.S. troops and a more stable government are needed.
Paul John Scott
February 17

Rebel knell: The disobedient musician is an endangered species

Today's music cohort is so willing to play the game. Unlike the Replacements. Or Dylan. Or Prince.
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