U.S. has moral obligation to Afghan interpreters

U.S. has moral obligation to Afghan interpreters

At a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric is running high, we must keep our doors open, and widen them, to allies who helped the U.S. at great personal risk.

It's time for America to get out of Afghanistan

December 2
"Nation-building" hasn't achieved lasting goals, Afghanis continue to suffer casualties and be displaced, and the costs to the U.S. keep mounting.

Standing Rock pipeline protest is much ado about basic infrastructure

December 7
Army Corps went to great lengths to adjust Dakota Access route.
Stephen L. Carter
6 minutes ago
In this Feb. 20, 1962, photo astronaut John Glenn pilots the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft. Glenn, who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, has died at 95.

John Glenn had the right stuff at the right time

Younger Americans can't imagine the intensity of hope, fear and admiration that surrounded the Cold War-era space race and its heroes.
John Gunyou
December 8

The DFL has a problem; here's an intervention and three-step program to help

And you do have one, as the elections show. A three-step program could help you win back voters who've left you.
Charles Lane
December 8

Merkel tried to do right on refugees, but things went wrong

While many backed her policy of admitting refugees, others recoiled as costs and disruptions mounted, with deep political consequences.
December 8

Poised to offer paid parenting leave, Minnesota govt. sets a very good example

Minnesota is poised to offer the too-rare benefit to state workers. Others should follow suit.
Paul Waldman
December 8

Is Roe v. Wade doomed?

Maybe not, even if Trump gets to put more legal abortion opponents on the Supreme Court. But the chances are stronger than ever.
Carl Larsen
December 7

Religious beliefs and the marketplace: We're acting pre-emptively to protect our rights

We want to tell great film stories about marriage between men and women. State law would wrongly bind us.
Steven P. Aggergaard
December 7

Sue over fake news? You'd face some tough realities

Caveat lector – "reader beware" – and other factors suggest the law is wary to protect news consumers from themselves.
Edward Goetz
December 7

Counterpoint: Criticism of study on gentrification missed key points

For one thing, increases in rent have a greater impact in individual neighborhoods than citywide medians indicate.
Barton Swaim
December 7
President Obama met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday in the Oval Office.

One disagreeable thing Obama and Trump have in common

One is subtle and smooth, the other coarse and blunt -- but the smug contempt for all who disagree is identical.
William Inboden
December 7

The lessons of Pearl Harbor and an 'end to illusions'

The consequences of retreating behind our borders are a concern again today.
December 6

Post-election, NRA ramps up attack on gun laws

Organization spent $40 million to help elect Trump and Senate candidates.
Kirk O. Kolbo
December 6

Pearl Harbor and the 'first shot' Minnesotans of the USS Ward

The crew responded swiftly to a threat. Naval Command, not as much.
Jeff Johnson
December 6

St. Paul needs its swamped drained just as much as Washington

There's one in St. Paul, too, high on a hill but just as foul. Let's take a good look at the cronyism of the Dayton administration.
James Palmer
December 6

China really isn't joking about Taiwan

The protocols Trump flouted have been finely honed to cope with Chinese emotions that are raw and potentially explosive.
Marc A. Thiessen
December 6

Trump's Taiwan call wasn't a blunder. It was brilliant.

He knew precisely what he was doing. He was telling Beijing that the days of pushing the U.S. around are over.
December 5

U.S. should release information on whether Russian hackers meddled in election

Forget the politics: It's a matter of national security.
Will Bunch
December 5

At Standing Rock: People power emerges victorious

Protesters persisted, government blinked — and those who've been worried about democracy have been given reason to hope.
Keith Ellison
December 5

Rep. Keith Ellison: The mistake in my past, and the case for my DNC candidacy

My values have always been based on respect for all people. But as a young activist, I should have listened more and talked less.
Daniel W. Drezner
December 5

Four years of peril ahead for policy wonks

They haven't been invited on the Trump train. Either it will flail without them — or worse, it won't.
Doyle McManus
December 5

Why Trump needs James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defense secretary

Off the battlefield, the general is soft-spoken, thoughtful, cautious — and, most important, un-Trumplike.
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