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NYC cop protest obscures needed debate

By Editorial, Washington Post January 09, 2015, 07:10 PM

Battling the mayor takes away from a serious discussion of police-community relations.

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World War II movies stand out in an Afghanistan, Iraq era

By John Rash, Star Tribune January 09, 2015, 07:09 PM

‘Unbroken,’ ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘D-Day: Normandy 1944’ depict a full societal war effort.

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Counterpoint: A factual understanding of HMO finances

By Julie Brunner January 09, 2015, 07:10 PM

Reserves, regulations and reporting are more complex than for hospitals, and here's why.

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The case for a gas-tax hike

By Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post January 09, 2015, 07:10 PM

My proposal at $1 a gallon, coupled with a matching FICA reduction, is win-win.

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Optimism in Duluth

By Editorial, Duluth News Tribune January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Young people are finding jobs and making a home as city becomes a destination.

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Europe: Frail, crotchety, insular

By ARTHUR C. BROOKS January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

… and demographically doomed, unless it discovers that people — including immigrants — are assets.

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The Democratic Party nears a dead-end

By Editorial, The Economist January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Its leader is aloof. Its secondary leaders cannot be said to represent the future. Its prospective leaders are either spectral or insufficient.

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Some sure have egg … er, oil on their faces

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

But, then, that’s the risk of trying to direct public policy — or just good old public opprobrium, over forces we can’t predict.

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Minnesota in 2016: The year the Legislature stays home?

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

Well, there's talk about it. But maybe a short session is more realistic.

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Comprehending terror

By Stephen Carter, Bloomberg View January 10, 2015, 06:00 PM

The terrorist isn’t irrational. Evil, yes; irrational, no. That’s the true lesson that the West keeps refusing to learn.

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