Editorial
December 23, 2019
Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., conferred in 2017. The two senators have put a priority on crafting health care legislation that

Congress punts on needed patient protections

Powerful lobbyists block efforts to protect against unexpected out-of-network charges.
Editorial
December 23, 2019
A Turkish police officer walked past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul prior to a ceremo

A 'mockery' in the Khashoggi case

Saudi court sentences three to prison and five to death as the crown prince enjoys immunity.
Editorial
December 23, 2019

Vaccination inaction is dereliction of duty by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Agency disregards medical experts' recommendations to vaccinate migrants.
Editorial
December 20, 2019

Old-school deal eases Liberian fears

Refugees' perilous status was secured by rare Washington compromise.
Editorial
December 20, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he is taking his cues from the White House in shaping the impeachment trial.

Senate must do its duty, in fair trial

A show trial, where the fix is in, will do lasting damage.
Editorial
December 19, 2019

Legal threat to ACA ought to be front and center in 2020 election

Health care law is once again in legal jeopardy.
Editorial
December 18, 2019
John Borger

Remembering John Borger, a media champion

Minnesota journalism lost a hero on Monday.
Editorial
December 18, 2019
People hold pictures of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia as they protest outside the office of the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

U.S. must press to protect journalists

Reporters Without Borders' analysis shows why U.S. leadership is needed more than ever.
Editorial
December 18, 2019
Former Gophers hockey coach Doug Woog

Doug Woog's legacy

The former Gopher coach and star player reflected the best of Minnesota, 'The State of Hockey.'
Editorial
December 18, 2019

Minnesota's doors, hearts remain open to refugees

We applaud Gov. Tim Walz for rejecting refugee ban nonsense.
Editorial
December 16, 2019

Minnetonka has recruited high numbers of nonresident students. Inquiries are a reminder that rules must be followed.

School districts must abide by state open enrollment rules.
Editorial
December 14, 2019

Pleas for more cops will have to wait

Both cities are investing in long-term public safety strategies.
Editorial
December 13, 2019

A Christmastime blow to the hungry poor

Trump administration is cutting food assistance for thousands of people.
Editorial
December 13, 2019

The Tories' historic U.K. landslide

The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will move to "Get Brexit Done."
Editorial
December 13, 2019
A child’s floral jacket made by a Dakota artist in the late 1800s is on display at “Our Home: Native Minnesota.”

'Our Home,' at our History Center, explores Native Minnesota

New exhibit compellingly tells the story of indigenous residents of the state.
Editorial
December 12, 2019
Protesters demonstrated for the government to act on climate change with a “die-in” at the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda in September.

Walz takes charge on climate change

After setback in legislative session, executive order will at least keep Minnesota moving.
Editorial
December 12, 2019
Target Field in 2016.

Baseball fans need data on foul balls

Safety improvements like those undertaken by the Twins should be backed up with statistics, a reasonable goal for a sport swimming in them.
Editorial
December 11, 2019
House Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that two articles of impeachment would be brought against President Donald Trump.

Nation well-served by House investigation

Impeachment process has given Americans much to ponder as high-stakes vote looms.
Editorial
December 10, 2019

Investigate past Afghan war lies and future policy

Washington Post reporting on government documents reveals years of deceit.
Editorial
December 9, 2019
Minneapolis Fire Department Chief John Fruetel spoke to the media in front of the building at 630 Cedar Avenue where an early morning fire killed five

Make fire safety a priority in public housing

Heed calls for sprinkler systems after five lives were lost in Minneapolis high-rise building.
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