Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

It is our responsibility as citizens to preserve and defend the nearly 400-year-old American way of religious liberty.

Steve Ballmer's effort to build consensus on facts

August 7
Steve Ballmer's effort to build consensus on facts
The man, you might know. The website he's built, you should get to know. Because, there, you'll find out things you ought to know.

The eclipse: What once frightened now fascinates

The eclipse: What once frightened now fascinates
A good time to reflect on what makes life possible and worthwhile.
Anne Applebaum

Beware: Trump may use the alt-right to turn himself into the center

It makes no difference what this president (or any president) thinks privately about black or brown people. What matters how he uses racism in politics — and whether it works.
Robert Graboyes

Connectivity and the farthest-reaching party ever

This eclipse, unlike an earlier one, is truly in demand. This one's sort of like Woodstock, from sea to shining sea. Here's what changed.
D. J. Tice

Trump critics lose sight of crucial divide between violence and ideas

The line is this: Americans are free to think and "speak" as they will, to call and push for whatever "real change" they desire — however much some of their fellow citizens may decry or even abhor their views.

Minneapolis, St. Paul property tax hikes shine light on lagging state aid

Looks like this fall's Minneapolis and St. Paul campaigns won't be just about policing after all. Not with property tax increase proposals shooting like Roman candles from mayoral offices last week.
From an editorial
August 19

It's not OK to put legal limits on free speech

Talk of denying hate groups' rights is dangerous and un-American
David Banks
August 19
President Donald Trump walks into the Rose Garden to speak to boys and...

In a complicated, difficult world, unity is uneasy

Justice and tolerance really do involve many sides.
August 18

The American eclipse: From bright blessed day to dark sacred night

The complexity, weirdness and perfect predictability of an eclipse turns strangers into rejoicing comrades grateful for the sun's return.
David S. Milz
August 18
FILE - A Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 file photo of the Thufa hill in Reykjav...

An awful way to eliminate Down syndrome

Prenatal testing and abortion, as in Iceland and elsewhere, give a notion of inferior lives.
August 18
A woman works at the offices of Wizeline, a San Francisco-based startu...

U.S. workforce participation rises, and women are leading the way

And that turnaround among "prime-age" workers is being driven largely by women in lower-skilled jobs. One question is why.
John Rash
August 18

Proliferation threats vex White House, world

With U.S.-South Korean exercises, the focus will shift back to North Korean crisis.
Lisa Moore
August 18

A simple breeding ground of white supremacy

In the wake of Charlottesville, a minority resident sees anew that a small town, with its lack of diverse relationships, instills such a sense.
Cass R. Sunstein
August 18

Trump actually did something useful this week

His order taking on the regulatory 'blob' on permits is an excellent start at desperately needed reforms.
Kevin Burkart and Jason King
August 17

Met Council needs to change to meet today's demands; here's a proposal

Let's try a blend of what works well now with a model that draws upon local elected officials.
Bruce Hoppe, Charles Hathaway, Char Mason, Pat McGuire and Nancy McGuire
August 17

Development plan for St. Paul Ford site is deeply flawed

Crowding, congestion, noise, to name a few. And it's not just "some neighbors" who are opposed.
August 17

'America First' should yield to realism on trade

Trump administration runs risks as it weighs pressing China.
Noah Feldman
August 17
A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can against a white nation...

The (constitutional) rights and wrongs of Charlottesville

Ugly speech and protests are protected under the Constitution. Violence is definitely not -- and "fighting words" may not always be.
Tony Horwitz
August 17

Charlottesville may move Confederacy's interminable afterlife closer to an end

Supremacists' actions belied portrait of noble "Lost Cause."
Kevin Aldwaik
August 16

City's exile of menthol cigarettes is ill-conceived and patronizing

Minneapolis' move to limit sales of such cigarettes also will have unintended outcomes.
Phyllis Kahn
August 16

Minneapolis election is overlooking a critical issue

It's public housing, which is vitally important to our most vulnerable citizens. The city must devise a long-term plan to fund this huge asset.
Paul Ostrow
August 16

Dated and confusing, Minneapolis' government structure sorely needs an overhaul

Citizens deserve an updated form of government, better able to navigate accelerating changes in the community.
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