Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testified during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in September. Wilkie has declined a

Blocking VA documents release protects 'shadow rulers' — not vets

VA Secretary Wilkie should instead be working to build trust in the agency.

Star Tribune endorsements

October 19
The Star Tribune editorial board will make its endorsements for the 2018 general election starting Oct. 19.

Editorial Board endorsement: Chutich, Jesson in state court races

October 18
Incumbents stand out on experience, intellect, independence.
Editorial
October 19

Star Tribune endorsements

The Star Tribune editorial board will make its endorsements for the 2018 primary starting Aug. 5.
Editorial
October 17
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

Ease up on U's nonresident tuition

Enrollment downturn among out-of-staters is concerning.
Editorial
October 16
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh on Tuesday. Pompeo's message, officials said,

U.S. must mount a strong response in Khashoggi case

Trump, Congress can't allow Saudis off the hook in journalist's disappearance.
Editorial
October 15

Bring decorum back to public meetings

Minneapolis City Council must get control of unruly sessions.
Editorial
October 12
State Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, is running for the U.S. House seat now held by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for Minnesota Attorney

Omar must say more about allegations

Fifth District voters deserve a fuller response to travel expense accusations.
Editorial
October 12
The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

Don't starve the IRS

A decade of cuts has led to critical deficits in the agency's core functions and may be jeopardizing Americans' data privacy.
Editorial
October 12
The debate this year is about whether expanding access to Medicare could help younger Americans access quality, affordable coverage.

A grain of salt to go with those political ads attacking 'single-payer' health care

Focus on this reform obscures more doable measures to build on Medicare's success.
Editorial
October 11
The federal Food and Drug Administration recently approved expanded adult use of a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV infections can

HPV vaccine approved for adult use, but will Americans respond?

Lives could be saved if anti-vax crowd doesn't prevail.
Editorial
October 10

Rare bipartisanship produces a bill to address opioid abuse

Trump is expected to sign off on new weapons to curtail the epidemic.
Editorial
October 10
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Checking the facts on the price of government

Minnesota data on state and local taxes should inform campaigns.
Editorial
October 9
A May 30, 2012, image of an iceberg near Greenland’s Ilulissat fjord. An international panel has painted a dire picture of the effects of climate ch

U.N. climate warning should spur action

States, cities, institutions and individuals can fill the void created by Trump's policies.
Editorial
October 8
Students at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. The U is seeking a successor to President Eric Kaler, who will step down from that

Readers Write: University of Minnesota president's salary, confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Dollars for sports, not for leadership.
Editorial
October 8

Kavanaugh, SCOTUS have much to prove after nomination fight

Justices must act as the careful jurists they claim to be, not partisans in robes.
Editorial
October 8
An employee at an Amazon facility in Florence, N.J., last year. The company recently announced that it is raising the minimum wage for its U.S. worker

Amazon's decision to raise minimum pay was made for the right reasons

The market drove it, and this company could afford $15.
Editorial
October 6
Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018.

Supreme Court confirmation process needs overhaul

Changes could restore integrity and a measure of independence to what has otherwise become a damaging exercise in partisan gamesmanship.
Editorial
October 5
Denis Mukwege, center, celebrated with his staff at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, after learning he was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Pr

Deserving Nobel Peace Prize laureates

Award should shine a light on the scourge of sexual violence in warfare.
Editorial
October 5
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Lower health insurance rates are welcome, but what now?

This is no time to sit on those laurels. Reinsurance sunsets after 2019.
Editorial
October 5
A huddle before the history: Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice this week.

Whitecaps crest the 'State of Hockey'

New National Women's Hockey League team reflects game's growth.
Editorial
October 4
A rendering of a train along the planned Southwest light-rail line passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon in Minneapolis. The 14.5-mile line would run

Federal Transit Administration should act now on Southwest LRT

The Twin Cities next transit line is one of many caught in delay.
Editorial
October 3
A sculpture portraying a wounded soldier being helped stands on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital.

Hearing on veterans suicide was too important to be overlooked

Kavanaugh news took spotlight away from two troubling new reports.
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