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Greg Davids
August 28, 2018
Health care is an election issue across the country, including in Minnesota, where races for governor and the state House are on the ballot.

Editorial counterpoint: Minnesotans, don't fall for the ruse on Democrats' health care intentions

The "middle way" is a deflection. What's in the works are plans that would require billions in taxes and drastically alter coverage.
Tyler Cowen
August 28, 2018
President Donald Trump, speaking by phone Monday to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto about the two countries’ trade deal.

Trump's NAFTA deal isn't worth the price

What was achieved — and it seems underwhelming — could have been accomplished without the accompanying damage.
Scott Rasmussen
August 28, 2018
Polling data suggest that in this age of hyperpartisanship, not as many Americans are as hyperpartisan as we may think.

The American majority: You really don't care (about the politics), do you?

That's what my website's polling shows. Perhaps it's because those who live and breathe politics don't do nuance.
Michael D’Antonio And Peter Eisner
August 28, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence looked on during a statement by President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in late July.

Pence's eyes on God's prize?

That it's all part of the plan would explain why he's been sycophant in chief to an unusually sinful and not particularly conservative Republican president.
August 27, 2018

Negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government are worth a try

A settlement would make it easier for the U.S. to withdraw troops.
Bob Janckila
August 27, 2018

A few words about democracy

Not all the terms are glowing, and that's useful information, too.
W. Hall Wendel Jr.
August 27, 2018

U.S. Sen. John McCain: One up-close memory of the man

I was commiserating about a problem when a lieutenant happened by …
August 27, 2018
Sen. John McCain,on Sept. 4, 2008, at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, where he accepted his party’s nomination for president. McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain: Courageous, complicated and interesting

His most oddly attractive characteristic: He hated hypocrisy — especially if he was the one practicing it.
Russ Feingold
August 27, 2018
In March 2001, U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz. (third from foreground), and his partner on the campaign spending issue, Russ Feingold, D-Wis. (foregro

Russ Feingold: Memories of John McCain

He was a committed leader. He truly valued hearing all sides and was a good listener. He was also really fun.
August 25, 2018

Let Mueller finish the job without interference

Manafort, Cohen cases show justice is being served, slowly but surely.
Bonnie Blodgett
August 25, 2018
In the age of 'Hamilton,' don't forget about Jefferson

In the age of 'Hamilton,' don't forget about Jefferson

One is the subject of a very popular musical, and the other has more to recommend him, if your focus is on a just society.
August 24, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair in 2014. It’s a moment in his State Fair history, which also includes

Interviewing Gov. Mark Dayton at the Minnesota State Fair, year eight

He's been remarkably consistent about his policy priorities. The basics don't change, he says.
Neel Kashkari
August 24, 2018
During the six-week run of “Hamilton” in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Fed will be inviting the public to take free tours to learn about the nation

There's more to the Hamilton story than the musical

Let's use the hit show's arrival in Minnesota as a chance to learn more about his integral place in our economic history.
D.J. Tice
August 24, 2018

Confusion costs in 'affordable housing' debate

The worst shortage may be an income shortage — i.e., poverty — and market meddling isn't the best answer.
August 24, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified on Capitol Hill on June 5. The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to use federal fu

Allowing school districts to use federal funds to buy guns makes no sense

Imagine the potential chaos created by arming teachers, other staff.
Tony Lourey
August 24, 2018

Counterpoint: U.S. health secretary tries to sell you a clunker

"Short-term, limited-duration" insurance is barely insurance at all.
Tracy Blodgett
August 24, 2018

A solution for students with hearing loss runs into a problem

Captioning is a big help, and laws apply. But there's too much noncompliance.
Dan Lund
August 24, 2018
A Minnesota Supreme Court investiture ceremony in July. In a recent ruling, the court upheld limits on how much communities can charge developers.

Some developers win, taxpayers lose in Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on fees cities can charge

It will not, as is being argued, mean an increase in affordable housing.
August 24, 2018

Congress shouldn't fund 'Space Force'

Although details are sketchy, whatever the cost it would be a waste.
Rena Kraut
August 24, 2018
The U.S. Embassy in Havana: Staffing was drawn down sharply in late 2017 in the wake of mysterious illnesses suffered by diplomats.

American citizens must help fill U.S. diplomatic vacuums

With the Trump administration cutting back "soft power," it's vital that American artists and others keep making connections abroad.
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