Assessing the Six-Day War, 50 years later

Assessing the Six-Day War, 50 years later

In June 1967, the modern Middle East was born in fire. Israel, the region and America's relationship to both have never been the same.

Counterpoint: Public initiative, not private incentives, are needed to improve north Minneapolis

May 26
Counterpoint: Public initiative, not private incentives, are needed to improve north Minneapolis
Progressive cities across the country are taking aggressive steps to increase resources for housing development, but Minneapolis seems satisfied with status-quo solutions.

Military benefits: Don't forget National Guard and reserve members

May 26
Military benefits: Don't forget National Guard and reserve members
A bipartisan bill in Congress would help ensure them fairness in benefits for their service.
D. Roger Pederson
May 28

How few have borne the ultimate cost of freedom

And how much we owe them. How to repay? Visiting gravesites is easy. Thinking hard about war is better.
Multiple authors
May 27

Books, both old and new, that help explain our times

Just in time for long summer days of leisure, members of the Star Tribune Editorial Board recommend favorite books that in various ways shed a light on the complex and murky era we all inhabit.
Rachel Wannarka and Jason Sole
May 26

Hearts are with a family, minds set on justice after officer-involved shooting

After another shooting of a young black man, these steps are essential for restoring faith.
Leonid Bershidsky
May 26

Torrent of leaks is a threat to intelligence community's credibility

Leaks have become a torrent, at times bizarre. We lap them up and leakers may not face a steep price, but the stakes are insidiously high.
John Rash
May 26

Rash Report: Unity on Manchester, but British divisions define election

On June 8 U.K. voters will decide whether Prime Minister May's "safe pair of hands" will still guide Great Britain.
Kevin Ferris
May 26

The Old South will fall again, with its monuments

It's about time things were set right, in places like New Orleans, which has removed three statues of Confederate heroes.
LORI STURDEVANT
May 26

A new, problem-solving GOP leader, Paul Gazelka, has been session's bright spot

He's been a fine addition to the State Capitol triumvirate.
David Banks
May 26

As a principal, this man was a remarkable teacher

With wisdom and fortitude, Garry Purvis turned a generation of kids into better people.
Arne Carlson
May 26

Wayne Simoneau brought out the best in all of us; can any person give a greater gift?

He was a friend, but he was also a public servant who made Minnesota run smoothly.
Editorial
May 26

Dismantling the monuments to the 'Lost Cause'

Confederate leaders were on losing side of history.
Noah Feldman
May 26
Protesters demonstrate against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington in March.

So-called judges call Trump something back: a liar

Never before, perhaps, has a federal appeals court issued such a ruling. Trump shouldn't even ask the Supremes what they think.
Ahmed Tharwat
May 26

To Arabs, Trump is just America without its mask

Melania's dress? Avoid a rude thumbs-up? What's "rude" is U.S. failure to support Arab people's aspirations.
Steven Pearlstein
May 25

Trump's budget has much to criticize; but critics, please, discuss more and shout less

The president's plan raises questions, sure, and contains inconsistencies in reasoning, but let's analyze it constructively.
Editorial
May 25

Notre Dame protesters missed out on a message they needed to hear

Pence endorsed free speech, diversity of thought on college campuses.
Bonnie Miller Rubin
May 25

Planned Parenthood does many, many things for women's health. Believe me, I know.

A routine visit led to a vital diagnosis, just one example of many ways this organization assists. Defunding it would be a terrible blow.
Newt Gingrich
May 25

Newt Gingrich: Trump is making history. The media can't see it.

Not in a generation has a U.S. president issued such a clarion call to the nations of the world.
John Kass
May 25

Media coverage of Trump doesn't just seem very negative – it is

A Harvard study finds it's been a whopping 80 percent negative.
Suzanne Donovan
May 25

A newcomer's view: Don't scorn skyways; help make them a better fit

This newbie suggests integrating sidewalks and skyways more, starting with enhanced signage to ease navigation.
Editorial
May 24

America's newest debt binge

Debt from auto and student loans is problematic.
Robert Krol
May 24

Hike the U.S. gas tax to improve roads, bridges? No, trim it and let states adjust theirs based on their needs

The federal funding system is inflexible and outdated. It should be states that adjust their fuel taxes based on their widely varying needs.
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