Inauguration boycott is misguided

Democrats should be full participants in peaceful transfer of power.

Hearing independent voices in Trump's cabinet

January 17
Hearing independent voices in Trump's cabinet
Confirmation hearings revealed nominees who are unafraid to disagree.

A missed opportunity in the effort to thwart terror

January 16
A missed opportunity in the effort to thwart terror
Minnesota leaders should have lauded first grants as important step.
Editorial
January 13

Dayton, Legislature should take a pragmatic approach to tax relief

This year's bill must be crafted with an eye toward future solvency.
Editorial
January 13

Taking stock of the Obama presidency

Despite setbacks, he reached high and led the nation with dignity.
Editorial
January 13

Overall crime is down, but that doesn't help transit riders feel safer

Double down on efforts to reduce crime, improve behavior on trains.
Editorial
January 13

A pragmatic approach to improving nutrition in tribal communities

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux campaign will bolster public health.
Editorial
January 12

Find most efficient route for insurance relief in Minnesota

Dayton plan remains swiftest, surest way to provide aid to health insurance consumers.
Editorial
January 11

Congress must lead on U.S. response to Russia

Trump's tepid reaction belies gravity of election interference.
Editorial
January 10

Don't bend ethics rules for Trump nominees

Senate Republicans should ensure that potential conflicts are addressed.
Editorial
January 9

Case before Minnesota Supreme Court pits privacy rights vs. city rental inspections

Routine reviews of rental properties enhance public safety.
Editorial
January 9

Welcome aboard, 'life coach' P.J. Fleck

Gophers new head football coach will try to build a 'culture of excellence.'
Editorial
January 6

Civil commitment ruling: A setback for civil rights, reforms

Ruling on sex offender program blows up political cover needed to rein in costs, modernize treatment.
Editorial
January 6

For a start, Dayton and Legislature should finish 2016's work

Several key leftovers from last session deserve action this month.
Editorial
January 6

U.S. should shore up alliances to respond to turmoil

Amid Trump uncertainty, Congress should reassert its foreign policy role.
Editorial
January 5

New project should honor Dayton's history on Nicollet Mall

Embrace opportunity for change to longtime Minneapolis department store site.
Editorial
January 4

Claeys' firing is just a start in changing course at U

Coyle, Kaler are ultimately responsible for athletics success or failure.
Editorial
January 4

Two key steps forward for Minnesota's water quality

River rules, triclosan ban strengthen stewardship of state's waterways.
Editorial
January 3

U.S. House should preserve, strengthen independent watchdog

Office of Congressional Ethics has proved its worth.
Editorial
December 31, 2016

From Trump to race relations: The most-read Star Tribune opinions in 2016

The following excerpts are from opinion articles ranked by highest online readership in 2016. To read them in their entirety, use the embedded links.
Editorial
December 30, 2016

A jolt of consumer confidence as new year begins

Consumer index rises to highest level since 2001, and Trump takes credit.
Editorial
December 30, 2016

Congress, Trump should back Obama's sanctions on Russia

Moscow must be held accountable for meddling in the election.
Editorial
December 30, 2016

Minnesota didn't cave on health-care contracts

Officials took hard-nosed approach when insurer sought higher payment.
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