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Minority Leader Paul Thissen: Pitch in, yes, and stay on the right path

By Paul Thissen January 14, 2015, 06:15 PM

Counterpoint: The DFL's priority is greater economic security for hardworking Minnesotans.

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A space conundrum at the Capitol

By Lori Sturdevant, Star Tribune January 14, 2015, 06:15 PM

While the occupants squabble over space, they should remember it belongs to all Minnesotans.

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Not-so-trivial case is a sign of the times

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View January 14, 2015, 06:15 PM

Church's First Amendment fight may signal a shift for the Supreme Court.

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Afraid and endangered, French Jews need our help

By Shmuel Herzfeld January 14, 2015, 06:15 PM

There were already distressing signs of renewed anti-Semitism before the attacks in Paris.

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Free community college is the wrong idea

By John C. (Chuck) Chalberg January 13, 2015, 06:30 PM

To understand, let's review the origins and evolution of the “junior college.”

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Keep immigration fight out of the courtroom

By Editorial, Los Angeles Times January 13, 2015, 06:30 PM

Voters want their representatives to focus on legislating — not annoying legal battles.

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Low oil prices may solve Obama's pipeline problem for him

By Rolf E. Westgard January 13, 2015, 06:30 PM

They may render the northern leg of Keystone unnecessary. Either way, we've less to fear from Canadian oil production than many believe.

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People are living — and dying — out in the cold

By Jerry Fleischaker January 13, 2015, 06:30 PM

You may know this on an abstract level, but not tangibly. May our awareness change.

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Presidential line of succession is in need of reform

By Brian Kalt January 13, 2015, 12:10 PM

Nothing personal, but John Boehner shouldn't be second in line. Cabinet members should come first.

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How many presidential libraries does America need?

By Jonathan Zimmerman January 13, 2015, 12:10 PM

Just one, ideally. But taxpayers are tasked with the upkeep of a new one every time the Oval Office changes hands.

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