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Abraham Gutman
November 26
Go ahead, fight with family this Thanksgiving — science has your back

Go ahead, fight with family this Thanksgiving — science has your back

Americans actually tend to avoid conflicts, and minds are hard to change anyway, but debate is not pointless.
November 25

Texas man was dead for three years before his body was found

Case is a reminder that too many people struggle with loneliness, isolation.
Ross Douthat
November 25
Liberals need to stop blaming social media, the writer argues.

Liberals, don't blame social media for all that ails us

If there's an information bubble, it may be one you're in. There's a lot wrong with conservatism today, but try looking beyond the internet for the roots.
Matt McGuire and Lynn Varco
November 25
Site of the former Ford Assembly Plant in St. Paul.

Ford site project is missing something critical

Namely, a coherent transportation plan. Promoting transit, bike and foot travel is good policy, but traffic realities can't be ignored.
Steve Chapman
November 25
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, center, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speak to reporters after a House Intelligence Committee on the impeachment inquiry in

Here's a middle path the House could take other than impeachment

Hearings made clear the president's conduct was over the line. Censure might be an option, but Republicans show no inclination to go there.
David Swerdlick
November 25
Former President Barack Obama spoke during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in October. Obama reiterated

Barack Obama, conservative

Both left and right still misunderstand the former president's politics.
Bloomberg Opinion
November 24

A note from Bloomberg Opinion about coverage during Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign

And how Star Tribune Opinion will handle wire material from this source.
Karl W. Smith
November 24
Has corporate America failed to make good on its promise to increase investment after getting a huge tax cut in 2018?

Are the 2017 tax cuts working as intended?

Evidence indicates yes, even as the trade war complicates the picture.
November 22

Judge comes clean on error with his sense of humor intact

Hey, we all make mistakes, although $107 million is a big one.
Will Bunch
November 22

Through impeachment hearings, a thread: What does it mean to be an American?

The conflict between embracing migrants and pushing them away is the never-fully-resolved dramatic tension in our story.
November 22

PayPal sounds an alarm on the impact of porn

Tech company will no longer process payments for popular website.
From the Economist
November 22
Trump has made a good first step in health care efforts.

A good first step by Trump on health care costs

Requiring price transparency is a start. Hospital competition must increase, too.
Bret Stephens
November 22
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, accompanied by U.S. special representative on Iran Brian Hook, left, and State Department spokeswoman Morgan Or

U.S. policy shift on Israeli settlements isn't a bad move

A cultural evolution, not dated principles, is needed to advance the peace process.
Ilhan Omar
November 22
A homeless camp along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis last year. In March of this year, Wilder Research reported 10,233 people homeless in the state, a

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar: It's time to end the affordable housing crisis once and for all

Housing is a fundamental human right. A new bill treats it that way and invests in the health and well-being of our fellow Americans.
Randall D. Eliason
November 22
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., during an impeachment inquiry hearing on Wednesday.

Devin Nunes says Democrats are riding a 'carousel of allegations.' But each describes impeachable acts.

Bribery, extortion, quid pro quo: As legal descriptions of the president's conduct, all of these charges are accurate, and all at the same time.
David Brooks
November 22
A woman in Venezuela shouted at national police through a metal screen barrier set by security forces on Thursday to block a university students’ pr

The populists have failed, and across the globe, there's revolt

There's a path forward for leaders who can write a social bargain that gives both the elites and the working classes a piece of what they want.
November 21

Trump's change of direction on vaping

He planned to pull flavored e-cigarettes, but then bowed to politics.
Newton N. Minow
November 21
“Sesame Street,” with Big Bird, Elmo and the rest, got going thanks in large part to efforts across the political spectrum.

At 50, 'Sesame Street' has a lot to teach grown-up politicians

As the show reaches a landmark anniversary, the story of its founding is a lesson in bipartisan cooperation that is more fitting than ever.
Sue Sindt
November 21
a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Vaping: A total flavor ban risks unintended consequences

Yes, youth use requires action, but vapor can help adult smokers.
Angie Craig
November 21
A high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at a school in Massachuset

Vaping: A youth health crisis demands comprehensive reforms

A bill in Congress, with wide outside support, puts children's welfare ahead of political divides.
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