State action needed to boost immunization rates

State action needed to boost immunization rates

Measles outbreak shows what happens when participation falls.

Trump's tax plan needs major overhaul

April 28
The need for reform is real, but this plan of "principles" is fairy dust.

Seeking peace in Minnesota's war over early education

April 27
A legislative compromise should involve both money and policy.
Editorial
April 26

Trump's management by crisis creates needless instability

Switch from top-down mode is hard, but he must make transition.
Editorial
April 25

Medical providers need to take leadership role in U.S. health reform debate

They need to be loud and strong on plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Editorial
April 24

Macron gives France a sensible alternative

Le Pen threatens a unified Europe while offering extremist approach.
Editorial
April 21

Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21

Smoking is a habit that takes root during adolescence. Let's snuff it out.
Editorial
April 21

Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill

Public infrastructure projects deserve Legislature's attention this year.
Editorial
April 21

Franken bill would help get Minnesotans the skills, education needed for jobs that need filling.

Matching the right skills training, education with employment needs.
Editorial
April 21

With focus on journalism, Hubbards have been major U supporters

Decision to add family name to school recognizes their contributions.
Editorial
April 20

Trump wisely moves to reform H-1B visa program

U.S. workers deserve first consideration for well-paying jobs.
Editorial
April 19

Stop the madness of distracted driving on Minnesota roads

State should join 14 others by banning the use of cellphones while driving.
Editorial
April 18

Now police can help and not just write a ticket

Vouchers for car light repairs are a creative solution to a nagging problem.
Editorial
April 18

Strategy, patience needed in face of threat posed by North Korea

Diplomacy is key to developing regional cohesion on a growing problem.
Editorial
April 17

Quit dodging and release your tax returns, Mr. President

With tax reform looming, Americans deserve details on Trump's finances.
Editorial
April 17

Dayton, Legislature need to find a solution for state's parks and trails

Modest increases in fees and state funding would help solve dilemma.
Editorial
April 16

New superintendent is a good fit to lead St. Paul schools

Joe Gothard's skills as unifying force should help in tackling big challenges.
Editorial
April 15

How to handle Minnesota's $1.65 billion surplus

Caution: That amount doesn't make Minnesota cash-rich. Here's the Editorial Board's "slow, steady" approach to the state budget.
Editorial
April 15

After flexing muscle, U.S. needs diplomacy on multiple fronts

Trump's policy reversals can be head-spinning, but some, like on NATO, are needed.
Editorial
April 13

Keep fighting AIDS 'until the job is done'

George W. Bush's farsighted health care program continues to save lives.
Editorial
April 12

Minnesota Legislature skimps on higher-ed funding

Can Minnesota be "The Brainpower State" with funding so low?
Editorial
April 11

After United fiasco, give consumers more protection

Overbooking is an airline's problem. It shouldn't become a passenger's.
Editorial
April 10

The tax fairness gap is gone in Minnesota

Legislators should keep Tax Incidence Study — and fairness — in mind.
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