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Big Data, how do we distrust thee? Let us count the ways

By Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis April 07, 2014, 06:25 PM

Eight — no, wait, nine — ways number-crunching comes up short in identifying society's patterns.

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Counterpoint: Adjunct faculty salaries deserve a careful study

By Vijendra Agarwal April 07, 2014, 06:25 PM

Such instructors deserve sufficient pay and respect, but we also must consider differences among teaching and mentoring roles found in academia.

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Local governments deserve the option of ranked-choice voting

By Pete Lindstrom and Emily Larson April 07, 2014, 06:25 PM

Thus far, unfortunately, that flexibility hasn't been forthcoming from the Legislature, but a “local options” bill would give some cities the tools they need.

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Minneapolis doesn't discriminate; it fixes potholes citywide

By Steve Kotke April 07, 2014, 05:57 PM

Contrary to the Star Tribune's findings, city crews provide the same level of service everywhere.

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The Fort Hood shooting and the transition between war and home

By Phillip Carter April 07, 2014, 11:30 AM

Post-traumatic stress is real, but it's important to remember that most veterans are not powder kegs waiting to ignite.

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The McCutcheon ruling: Honestly, you won't feel a thing

By Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune April 07, 2014, 11:30 AM

It's hard to see why anyone thinks the regulation struck down by the Supreme Court really mattered.

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The trouble with transit? Automobiles

By D.J. TICE April 05, 2014, 06:00 PM

They're just too darn convenient. And at least some urban advocates know it.

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'Personhood' platform will lose in Minnesota, too

By Robin Marty April 06, 2014, 06:00 PM

GOP Senate challengers’ public support should be good news for Al Franken.

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Why do we need a new gas tax?

By Annette Meeks April 06, 2014, 06:00 PM

Hidden in the wholesale price, this $700M proposal lacks transparency.

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History need not have a Cold War rematch

By Steve Andreasen and Stela Petrova April 04, 2014, 06:49 PM

That is a contest that remains in no country’s best interest to play — first and foremost, Russia’s.

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