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Jonah Goldberg: Kavanaugh's hearing was Theater of the Absurd
The judge is unmistakably qualified. The legislative branch has become unmistakably meaningless.
Paul Krugman: Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution
Two Supreme Court seats have been stolen by Senate Republcans, given to a president who lost the popular vote. Kavanaugh's confimation will finish the job of de-legitimizing the federal government
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The power of incumbency is weakening in Massachusetts politics.
Communities need to reject this kind of intrusion into their affairs
We're talking about state pre-emption laws, driven by corporate interests, that block local governments from tackling local problems.
Kevin P. Lee
Editorial counterpoint: Slow going on developing mineral deposits? There's a reason
Economic and corollary risks show it isn't that simple to just "unlock" resources. We need serious discussion to ensure high standards.
That 'resistance' in the Trump administration is no coup, and isn't unusual
Internal pushback is common in presidencies. What's striking here is the scorn for the president's character.
Op-ed in the NY Times: Resistance within the White House
Editor's Note: An unsigned opinion-page commentary published by the New York Times Wednesday has made news nationwide. Here is what the Times published:
Catholic Church is at war with itself over sex abuse
Believers are caught in the middle of a growing civil war.
The opioid epidemic: Trying to do better for loved ones taken too soon
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The 2018 elections: This down-ballot office is taking on lots of national importance
Attorneys general are making a mark on such issues as clergy abuse, Obamacare and the travel ban, raising the profile of this fall's races.
I'm a server. I back a tip credit if St. Paul raises the minimum wage
With tips, I make well over $15 an hour. But without a credit, my earnings might drop a lot.
Supreme Court nomination: The story of a cool-headed judge in a hot-button case
Before a critical Supreme Court Obamacare ruling, his was a voice for judicial restraint.
Feckless NCAA lets Michigan State off the hook in Larry Nassar case
School evades responsibility after ignoring sexual assault complaints.
The president's brilliant political jujitsu with journalists
As the media devour his wild ride, he has turned reported evidence of his failings into confirmation he's a victim.
Gene Merriam, Mark Holsten and Tom Landwehr
Here are federal bills so good for Minnesota they should bridge the partisan gap
Congress must reauthorize a conservation fund – soon – or a land swap that will yield more funds for education here won't happen.
Pay gap between CEOs and their workers keeps widening
In the new Gilded Age, investors and executives are the big winners.
Regulate the news? It's all in the timing
If Trump tries to bring back the "fairness doctrine," history may be on his side.
A president dishonest, sleazy, unworthy but …
… impeachable? I said no once before. Has anything changed?
New book on a favorite son holds timeless truths and tantalizing what ifs
Humphrey biography highlights importance of acting on one's principles.
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Two cheers for a mixed economy
Where we juggle capitalism, privilege and public interest.
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