Matt Seaholm
March 17

Facts don't support column's call for ban on plastic retail bags

For starters, U.S.-made plastic retail bags are 100 percent recyclable. And bans elsewhere have not produced strong results.
Raymond Dehn
March 17

With drug addiction, focus on prevention and treatment, not criminalization

Addiction is a marker of community health, not individual intent. We should create policies accordingly.
From the economist
March 17

Global economy on the upswing (no thanks to populists)

If people make the wrong connections about this, the whole thing could blow.
D.J. Tice
March 17

What if Trump and Clinton had swapped genders?

Experiment suggests the populist plays best either way. Surprised?
March 17

Minnesota should brace for federal cuts

Legislators should follow Dayton's lead in preparing for a Trump storm.
March 17

Luger resignation, rash policymaking threaten Minnesota progress on countering extremism

Rash policymaking in D.C. threatens hard-won local progress on countering extremism.
March 17

Readers Write (March 19): Shootings in north Minneapolis, Minneapolis mayor's race and columnist Jon Tevlin's comments about it

Do something! But what?
March 17

Minnesota's renowned people power is waning

Examples abound. Will citizens get cynical or energized by this?
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