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Counterpoint: Candidate's attacks on DFL in baseless bad faith

The DFL Party works hard to build a fair and inclusive endorsement process.
Editorial

Finland, Sweden would boost NATO

Putin's catastrophic Ukraine miscalculation is likely to result in the kind of alliance expansion he sought to avoid.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Dave Granlund on the UFO hearing

Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: Columnist's arbitration bashing is flawed

The statistics suggest that the internal decisionmaking for disciplinary actions within police departments tends to be excessive and unwarranted.
Opinion Exchange

Two years later, small businesses are still waiting for help

Why hasn't our government responded adequately to meet these needs?
Opinion

Guaranteed income giveaways

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Didn't we learn anything from the MeToo movement?

Editorial

Mass shootings cannot, need not be the nation's default

Opinion Exchange

One way to do more for the environment: Do less with your yard

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Beyond saving millions from hunger with no added fertilizer needs, the partial shift to a plant-based diet would reduce cardiovascular disease and can

Eat your vegetables — and prevent our famine of choice

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
updated 7 hours 5 mins. ago
Star Tribune Opinion's latest feature spotlights commentaries written by first-time contributors to our pages. These thinkers, readers and opinionated community members from across Minnesota have something to say and, we hope, inspire you to join the conversation, too.
Opinion
May 16
Editorial cartoon: Nick Anderson on replacement theory

Editorial cartoon: Nick Anderson on replacement theory

Letters
May 16
A makeshift memorial honors the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y. The man accused of killing 10 in the racist

Readers Write: Buffalo shooting, abortion, bits of good news

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Playing Politics podcast
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Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune's John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.
Outdoor cats can spread disease and negatively impact native species.

Outdoor cats are a dangerous invasive species

In a surprise twist, a new study shows the rich are often owners of unsexy businesses, like auto dealerships or beverage distributors. But the key to

The rich are not who we think they are

Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
Special report Mining and the BWCA: Not this location
updated 2 hours 56 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.

Loosening gun restrictions

Letters
May 15
His body, his choice? A letter writer offers a comparison.

Readers Write: Abortion law, Section 230 and the internet, economic dysfunction

Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court after a draft opinion was leaked that overturns Roe v. Wade.

Abortion ruling would merely re-empower the people

Olivia Godden prepares a bottle of baby formula for her infant son, Jaiden, Friday, May 13, 2022, at her home in San Antonio. Godden has reached out t

If men could get pregnant, there'd be no shortage of formula — or abortion

Editorial
May 15

Vaccines during pregnancy? Here's reassurance.

Letters
May 14
The Minnesota Twins’ Royce Lewis made his major league debut this month.

Readers Write: Baseball and life, nuclear war, criminal justice, landlords, Paycheck Protection Program, COVID-19

Opinion
May 14
Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on Twitter's troubles

Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on Twitter's troubles

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could b

Medicine, religious freedom support abortion rights

Editorial
May 14
“If you don’t think we should be prosecuting people who commit violent crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, “then say that. Defend it.”

Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort

Report bashing MPD whitewashed arbitration flaws

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