Steve Sack
December 5, 2017
Sack cartoon: National monuments

Sack cartoon: National monuments

Editorial
December 5, 2017
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexual misconduct against teenage girls, will face Democrat Doug Jones in

No, the U.S. Senate doesn't need Roy Moore

Trump's endorsement ignores a disturbing list of assault claims.
Editorial
December 5, 2017
Gov. Mark Dayton took questions about the annual end-of-year budget forecast Tuesday at the State Capitol in St. Paul. He called projected deficits �

Get to work now on Minnesota's forecast budget deficit

Dayton, GOP leaders should heed red ink warning and start planning.
Jordan Magill
December 5, 2017
Sharon Kilday/Dallas Morning News/MCT

It's not just opioids that are a threat to loved ones: It's your medicine cabinet at large

It's your medicine cabinet at large. My daughter would still be alive if I'd realized the danger that killed her: access to the antidepressants that had been prescribed to me.
Chris Bauer
December 5, 2017
Several county attorneys sued drug manufacturers and distributors last month. Here, Washington County’s Pete Orput gestured about the meteoric rise

Opioid crisis — the human cost: Pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable

We need change in our health care system, and we need alternatives to treating pain.
Mariam Hannon
December 5, 2017
Liz O. Baylen • Los Angeles Times/TNS

Opioid crisis — the human cost: Don't forget that there is real pain to treat

We can't trap doctors between rigid protocol and compassionate care.
Mark Osler
December 5, 2017
Michael Flynn left federal court in Washington on Friday. He pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.

Robert Mueller's investigation: Understanding an expert at work

Here is what the plea-agreement process really is, unlike what you might see on "Law and Order" or in the movies.
Sarah E. Gollust
December 4, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke alongside fellow Republicans after the passage of their tax bill on Saturday in the early-morning

House, Senate tax bills will make America sicker

It goes beyond the continued whacks at the Affordable Care Act to undermining conditions necessary for good health.
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