Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

Attack on Bloomington Islamic center: If some can't feel at ease in worship, none should

It is our responsibility as citizens to preserve and defend the nearly 400-year-old American way of religious liberty.

Steve Ballmer's effort to build consensus on facts

August 7
The man, you might know. The website he's built, you should get to know. Because, there, you'll find out things you ought to know.

Whither the charter school alternative?

August 22
Sadly, support is declining as myopic opponents dig in.
Tracy Claeys

Tracy Claeys: I'd do some things differently, but we accomplished much

'Weak leadership'? There's also a lot that says otherwise. A review of the 2016 Gophers football suspensions by the man who was coach.
Perry Aasness
August 23

Trade pacts have benefited Minnesota farmers; let's strengthen, not hurt, access to foreign markets

Washington should strengthen, not damage, our ability to access overseas markets.
Sharon Doherty
August 23

Amid our troubles, the Lynx are a welcome joy, on and off the court

Successful and unselfish, on and off the court, the WNBA team is becoming an important part of our community and culture.
Phyllis Kahn
August 23

Minneapolis election is overlooking a critical issue

It's public housing, which is vitally important to our most vulnerable citizens. The city must devise a long-term plan to fund this huge asset.
Richard Lawson
August 22

Football and brain injuries: We spectators bear the blame, too

With helpful prods from both science and fiction, I'm ending my commitment to the game I love.
Walter F. Mondale
August 22

Walter Mondale: We can't afford to get the mining-vs.-land-protection equation wrong

Minnesotans understand the harm that would be done to the Boundary Waters if sulfide-ore copper mining were allowed in its watershed.
Mark Kryzer
August 22

Trump's strategy for Afghanistan is more of the same

Most of his five-point plan has been tried before during the longest war in U.S. history.
Garrison Keillor
August 22

Garrison Keillor: Anxiety in America

As darkness goes, maybe the worst of it will pass as quickly as that eclipse.
Ed Rogers
August 22

Eight out of 10 for the presidentialness of Trump's Afghanistan speech

On Monday night, the president did himself a lot of good, but how long will it last?
Pat Doyle and Gary Hill
August 21

Public information: As bodycam problems show, secrecy is a constant threat

Issues include, in one case, "cleverly" altering the digital record and, in general, resisting archives.
Garrett M. Graff
August 21

Would a leader really order the use of nuclear arms?

Everyone from Reagan to Khrushchev was shaken by the power they had once it became tangible to them.
Michael Creger
August 21

The presidency and our culture: Who is your bogeyman?

What we can learn from Obama's legacy of leadership in the face of deep opposition.
August 21

Chip implants are here. Is that a good thing?

Sure, if you'd like a world without passwords, keys, IDs and credit cards. Sure, if you'd like a world without passwords, keys, IDs and credit cards.
August 21
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The eclipse: What once frightened now fascinates

A good time to reflect on what makes life possible and worthwhile.
Anne Applebaum
August 21

Beware: Trump may use the alt-right to turn himself into the center

It makes no difference what this president (or any president) thinks privately about black or brown people. What matters how he uses racism in politics — and whether it works.
Robert Graboyes
August 21

Connectivity and the farthest-reaching party ever

This eclipse, unlike an earlier one, is truly in demand. This one's sort of like Woodstock, from sea to shining sea. Here's what changed.
D. J. Tice
August 21

Trump critics lose sight of crucial divide between violence and ideas

The line is this: Americans are free to think and "speak" as they will, to call and push for whatever "real change" they desire — however much some of their fellow citizens may decry or even abhor their views.
August 21

Minneapolis, St. Paul property tax hikes shine light on lagging state aid

Looks like this fall's Minneapolis and St. Paul campaigns won't be just about policing after all. Not with property tax increase proposals shooting like Roman candles from mayoral offices last week.
From an editorial
August 19

It's not OK to put legal limits on free speech

Talk of denying hate groups' rights is dangerous and un-American
David Banks
August 19
President Donald Trump walks into the Rose Garden to speak to boys and...

In a complicated, difficult world, unity is uneasy

Justice and tolerance really do involve many sides.
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