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Jonah Goldberg
September 7, 2018
After more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, waits to testify before t

Jonah Goldberg: Kavanaugh's hearing was Theater of the Absurd

The judge is unmistakably qualified. The legislative branch has become unmistakably meaningless.
Opinion Exchange
September 6, 2018

Ayanna Pressley's upset victory carries a message

The power of incumbency is weakening in Massachusetts politics.
Kim Haddow
September 6, 2018
Pressed by the beverage industry, California legislators voted this year to ban new local taxes on sweetened drinks until 2030.

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
September 6, 2018
The possibility of jobs from mining has long tantalized Minnesotans in the northern part of the state. The issue has also been controversial, as proje

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.
Noah Feldman
September 6, 2018
President Donald Trump responded to a reporter’s question during an event with sheriffs at the White House on Wednesday. Trump at one point talked a

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.
Opinion Exchange
September 6, 2018
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, S

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:
Editorial
September 5, 2018

Catholic Church is at war with itself over sex abuse

Believers are caught in the middle of a growing civil war.
Tessa Torgeson
September 5, 2018
A bottle of a semi-synthetic opioid.

The opioid epidemic: Trying to do better for loved ones taken too soon

After a moving vigil for overdose victims, I vowed to share word of how "harm reduction" and syringe exchange programs saved me.
Matt Gray
September 5, 2018
In minimum wage debates, one question is whether a lower minimum should be allowed for tipped workers.

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.
Editorial
September 4, 2018
Sports doctor Larry Nassar, at his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich., earlier this year.

Feckless NCAA lets Michigan State off the hook in Larry Nassar case

School evades responsibility after ignoring sexual assault complaints.
Ted Koppel
September 4, 2018
President Donald Trump at a Republican fundraiser last week in Charlotte, N.C., holding up a list of his administration’s accomplishments.

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
September 4, 2018
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. A project contained in a federal bill would transfer “school trust land” in the BWCA to th

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.
Editorial
August 31, 2018

Pay gap between CEOs and their workers keeps widening

In the new Gilded Age, investors and executives are the big winners.
Nicole Hemmer
August 31, 2018
Right-wing anger over biased election coverage is nothing new — for instance, conservatives were furious over coverage of the campaign of Republican

Regulate the news? It's all in the timing

If Trump tries to bring back the "fairness doctrine," history may be on his side.
D.J. Tice
August 31, 2018

A president dishonest, sleazy, unworthy but …

… impeachable? I said no once before. Has anything changed?
LORI STURDEVANT
August 31, 2018

New book on a favorite son holds timeless truths and tantalizing what ifs

Humphrey biography highlights importance of acting on one's principles.
Peter M. Leschak
August 31, 2018
Illustration: Star Tribune/iStock

Two cheers for a mixed economy

Where we juggle capitalism, privilege and public interest.
Gina Barreca
August 31, 2018

Saluting the labors and legacies of our grandparents

A secondary matter: What is work, and how is it distinguished from play, even if think your job is fulfilling and fun?
Hector Figueroa
August 31, 2018
A protest in Flint, Mich., sought $15-an-hour wages, better working conditions and the right to unionize. The number of union members grew by 262,000

Union spirit is not dead, but at last is reviving

Much of the burgeoning enthusiasm is among the young, who sense the help membership offers both in the workplace and beyond.
Dick Schwartz
August 31, 2018

The fruits of a lifetime of labor. Surprise!

"We didn't want you selling the house and not knowing. That wouldn't have been sensible, now would it?"
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