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Ross Douthat
November 4
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, spoke to reporters after a campaign event in October.

Elizabeth Warren's health care albatross

The Democratic Party, too, is now operating by ideological litmus tests, and it may have boxed in one of its frontrunners.
Multiple authors
November 2
Edina has a rich tradition of academic excellence and generally deserves its reputation, but for a growing proportion of Edina families, the system do

Counterpoint: Mayor's commentary on Edina schools was misleading

There are legitimate questions — not "ill-founded fears and distorted facts" — about the direction the district is heading. The numbers bear this out.
November 1

Democrats need to show impeachment is about more than partisanship

And Republicans should stop pretending Trump has done nothing wrong.
November 1

Attacks on Zuckerberg are attacks on free speech

Facebook CEO will allow disputed claims to be debated.
November 1
Flames from a backfire consume a hillside in Santa Paula, Calif., on Friday.

Blame climate change for more frequent California fires

Conditions are getting worse, and state's infrastructure can't handle it.
Bonnie Blodgett
November 1
RATIONAL AND IMAGINATIVE: University of Minnesota history Prof. David Noble in the study of his St. Paul home in the 1980s. Noble died in 2018, and yo

The two worlds according to David W. Noble

The University of Minnesota history professor knew what neoliberals (read: free-market capitalists) don't.
Dean Phillips
November 1
Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt 2016 elections.

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips: Congress is working to protect against election meddling

But those bills are sitting on Sen. Mitch McConnell's desk collecting dust.
Zak Radzak
November 1

Fracking ban guarantees Trump another term

Democrats must want to re-elect him, because this would push voters his way.
John Rash
November 1

Rash Report: A deep State Department, not a 'deep state'

Belying characterizations, the character of top envoys and officers has been apparent during the impeachment inquiry.
William Beyer
November 1

Counterpoint: Rash overlooks the role of U.S. in Syria's problems

Rash's narrow outrage ignores decades of U.S. criminal policy.
Farhad Manjoo
November 1
The Easy Fire chewed through brush and trees near suburbs, horse ranches and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Firefighters work Wednesday to pr

Oh, California: It's the one big love that has to end

At least as we know it.
Carl P. Leubsdorf
November 1
President Ronald Reagan and challenger Walter Mondale in October 1984. Reagan’s road to re-election had looked rocky just a year earlier.

Election Day 2020 is so far away

History suggests that what you see now isn't what you'll get.
D.J. Tice
November 1

Taxing the rich pays — to a point, estate tax study shows

Lessons for a wealth tax, and a related lesson for Minnesota.
Ramzy Mardini and Morgan L. Kaplan
November 1
In 2015, Kurdish militia buried comrades who had died fighting the Islamic State.

Five myths about Kurds

They're not a single entity with one common political aim.
Paul Krugman
November 1
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, at a town hall-style campaign event at the Drake University Fieldhouse in Des Moines,

Did Warren pass the Medicare for All test? I think so.

She's now said how she intends to pay for it. It's still politically aspirational, and experts can quibble with the numbers, but it's a serious plan.
Robert L. Cassola
October 31
Math is critical to students’ development.

Counterpoint: Math staples like calculus still key to modern tasks

Just because a subject has been taught for 50 years doesn't mean it needs to go.
Alejandro Baer, Tadeos Barseghyan and Steve Hunegs
October 31
Visitors pay tribute to victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'present' vote on recognizing Armenian Genocide is distressing

As leaders of the Armenian and Jewish communities, we regret her decision and the logical fallacy of the explanation of her vote.
James Hovland
October 31
Edina High School’s ACT scores are among the top in the state.

Edina schools are under attack. As mayor, I've had enough.

Heading into school board elections, it's getting worse.
Melissa J. Gismondi
October 31
Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Witch,” a film by Robert Eggers.

More films about the past should portray the authentically held fears of the past

It would help us better understand what motivated people, how they saw the world and how they dealt with existential challenges.
Dan Tierney
October 31
Photo illustration.

Society is an ecosystem, and big business can play an empowering role

It knows how to influence politics. Here's a positive agenda it should pursue.
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