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Rash Report: Rediscover the resolve that felled the Berlin Wall
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Theresa Carter and David Pinsky
Target needs to get serious about reducing plastic
U.S. retailers aren't acting with urgency to remove single-use bags and packaging.
The 'mancession' is finally over
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The problem with wealth taxes
Sanders and Warren want what much of Europe has abandoned.
David Durenberger and David Wellstone
AmeriCorps still serving America after 25 years
A quarter century after the first class took the pledge, we celebrate the organization's accomplishments.
Nationals visit proves that polarized politics is the only national pastime
After World Series win, the team was split on visiting the president, adding to the culture wars that have defined Trump's presidency.
What really matters to voters about health care
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Trump's climate surrender makes him an influential outlier
He's at odds with U.S. companies, at odds with Americans in general, at odds with the world. But he's also paved the way for other nationalist skeptics to follow suit.
'OK boomer'? Scratch that. Make it 'OK, billionaire.'
Instead of canceling an entire generation, why not set your sights on a smaller, more specific group, one that bears more direct complicity in America's widening dystopia?
U.S. needs a functioning elections watchdog
But federal commission can't muster a quorum as McConnell dithers.
Ellen L. Weintraub
Elections chief: Don't abolish political ads on social media. Instead, stop microtargeting.
When a large segment of the public sees an ad, there's accountability. That can't happen when the ads are shown in the shadows.
Minneapolis schools need more teachers of color
In order for that to happen, the new contract must change some rules. Teachers, and the union, need to stop resisting that change.
Prosecutors in Hennepin, Ramsey counties have turned on cops
Prosecutors do not afford police basic rights, and the result is plunging recruitment for local departments.
Vaping conversation needs to get real on marijuana
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Lori DeFrance and Sheldon Berkowitz
We can and should do more to prevent lead poisoning in children
Why did Water Gremlin take so long?
Counterpoint: NCAA is poised to open a profiteering door it can never close
If athletes are allowed to sell their images, teams are going to fall apart. Here's how I see everything playing out.
Ultimate Fighting bout might have looked like a safe space for Trump. Here's why it wasn't.
The sport of mixed martial arts has evolved — and defies stereotypes. It's blended into a truly American art form, like jazz or rock 'n' roll.
Want to fix immigration and economic challenges? Try place-based visas.
"Heartland visas" would be tied to communities — ones that qualify based on a stagnant or shrinking local workforce, or other economic criteria.
Marshall H. Tanick
Revenge porn: Bad behavior begets bad law
The Katie Hill and Scott Dibble cases bring into focus their options for recourse. There's no federal law. There are laws in 33 states, including Minnesota, but they may be constitutionally fragile.
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Impeachment: Shouldn't we be throwing the kitchen sink at Trump?
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