Letters
July 19
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar arrived back in Minnesota on July 18 to a crowd of supporters at the airport. Earlier in the week, President Donald Trump had tol

Readers Write: 'Go home,' Trump and Epstein's relationship, advice for the Democrats, criticism vs. racism

Let's 'go home' to a better America.
Letters
July 19
Neil Armstrong took this familiar photo of Buzz Aldrin on the moon with the American flag in 1969.

Readers Write: The moon landing, quality control, driver testing, Minnesota's political preferences

In no way was the moonshot easy.
Letters
July 19
Driving becomes more dangerous as we age, but merely revoking licenses doesn’t help, the letter writer argues. Older people still need to get around

Readers Write: Driving and old age, using the term 'concentration camps,' racism, tensions with Iran

Emphasize transit, not cars.
Letters
July 18
In 2016, the richest 20% of Americans held 77% of the nation’s wealth, the middle 60% held 21% and the poorest 20% held 0.02%, according to the Broo

Readers Write: Capitalism, the 'Squad,' housing

Right diagnosis, wrong prescription.
Letters
July 17
President Donald Trump holds up a photo of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar during a White House meeting on Tuesday. The House voted that day to condemn as racist

Readers Write: Artificiality of race, immigrants' contributions, Noor's appeal, the Republican Party

Don't let artificial categories divide us.
Letters
July 16
The St. Louis Park City Council voted Monday night to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings, saying the controversy took a toll on city s

Readers Write: St. Louis Park and the pledge, Trump's racist tweets, 3M and the environment

Democracy sans circus, please.
Letters
July 15
Trump tweeted over the weekend that Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left, Ayanna Pressley, center, Rashida Tlaib, right, and Ilhan Omar sho

Readers Write: Trump's racism, Ilhan Omar, Pledge of Allegiance, Epstein's donations

Reject Trump's racism.
Letters
July 13
Readers Write: Cars, cows and the climate; immigrants and assimilation of values

Readers Write: Cars, cows and the climate; immigrants and assimilation of values

We're not buying into a July 7 commentary writer's apologia.
Letters
July 12
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting a nationwide operation this weekend pursuing about 2,000 people with final deportation orders. The t

Readers Write: ICE raids, funding free college, child care, dog poop

ICE's raid tactics will harm kids.
Letters
July 12
The letter writer and her husband have two countries’ flags at home: the flag of the country where he was born and, he says, the flag of the country

Readers Write: Patriotism, education, climate

A nuanced love for country.
Letters
July 11
Asylum-seekers line up at a fence by the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2018. The number of people taken into custody on the southern border decre

Readers Write: Congress' role in immigration crisis, Epstein sex-crimes case, Trump and the census

Don't forget to blame Congress.
Letters
July 10
Protesters in front of St. Louis Park City Hall this week condemned the City Council’s decision to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance at its meeti

Readers Write: Patriotism and the Pledge of Allegiance

Readers respond to the controversy regarding St. Louis Park City Council's decision to stop saying the pledge before its meetings.
Letters
July 9
Federal funding helps protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, above.

Readers Write: Conservation, Pledge of Allegiance, Minnehaha Parkway traffic, U.S. women's soccer

To save the outdoors, fund it.
Letters
July 8
The Trump administration’s new health care rule would allow medical workers to decline to perform abortions, sterilizations or other services on mor

Readers Write: Conscience clauses, Pledge of Allegiance, fireworks, Women's World Cup

Doctors have civil liberties, too.
Letters
July 5
A Waste Management worker collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling-Hamline neighborhood of St. Paul in 2018. A Ramsey County judge last month s

Readers Write: Waste collection in St. Paul, immigration and values, hiring and age, political-party accountability, space exploration

Commentary's totalitarian take.
Letters
July 5
Thomas Jefferson believed strongly in religious liberty and in the power of moral reasoning, which, he wrote, “is the only oracle which god has give

Readers Write: Thomas Jefferson and religious pluralism, Medicare for All, Central America, Trump and the GOP.

We may not all meet in the end.
Letters
July 5
City leaders in Bloomington voted this week to hire Provident Resources Group, a Louisiana nonprofit, to build one of the country’s largest water pa

Readers Write: Water park, climate change, July 4th celebration, Pledge of Allegiance, Sack cartoon portraying Ivanka Trump

A water park as charity? Really?
Letters
July 3
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the July 4th celebration.

Readers Write: Trump's July 4th celebration, border crisis, mining, U.S. women's soccer

Our freedom resembles oppression.
Letters
July 3
This copy of the Declaration of Independence, made in the 1820s, was given to James Madison as a gift.

Readers Write: Why are you proud of the United States?

Readers respond to our invitation.
Letters
July 2
Workers dig in Hoyt Lakes, Minn., so soil stratification can be studied near where the proposed PolyMet mine would be built. Several organizations hav

Readers Write: Mining and jobs, climate, pediatric gender care, court-martial, Trump's transparency

Good jobs and a clean environment aren't mutually exclusive.
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