Opinion Exchange

Systemic racism must be removed from medicine

We must acknowledge our biases and act to ensure health care disparities are eliminated.
Editorial

Keep moving forward on expanded telehealth in Minnesota

The pandemic ushered in changes that enhanced patients' access, convenience.
Opinion Exchange

These Minneapolis City Council candidates can restore our city to sanity

We must put an end to rising crime and discussions of defunding the police, and fresh leadership is the way to make it happen.
Opinion Exchange

Biden's moves on guns are welcomed but limited

Without Congress, there's only so much a president can do.
Editorial

Our Best Shot: Needle phobia? There's help available to deal with fear.

Overcoming a common phobia is key to the success of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
Opinion Exchange

The re-education of a public man

Opinion Exchange

Legal marijuana will lead us to a 'Brave New World'

Editorial

Free the growler and help Minnesota breweries

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Letters
April 10
An illustration of proposed apartments along Lexington Parkway near the Green Line in St. Paul.

Readers Write: Rejected redevelopment in St. Paul, proposed Hennepin Avenue makeover, the meaning of quote marks, social justice in health care, state GOP leadership fight, sports and politics

Edward Said, the writer says, is the most influential Palestinian American intellectual of the 20th century. Said explained in his book “Orientalism

An Arab American's guide to Arab Americans

Letters
April 9
Co-head polling judges Kathie Trotta, left, and John Keenan place ballots into secure bags to be sealed and dropped off at City Hall in Duluth on Elec

Readers Write: Voting rights, sports and politics, Derek Chauvin trial, Lake Street rebuilding, political intimidation

Left, Sinclair Lewis inscribed his photo “amiably” to Chicago Sun literary critic C. N. Thomas, and it’s dated “Chicago, Oct. 10, 1922.” Rig

100 years on, 'Main Street' divide endures

NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 21: A member of the Secret Service stands behind a wall while U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during the Coast Guard Academy
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Star Tribune endorsements
updated 12 hours 24 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board has made endorsements for the 2020 general election. Among its recommendations are Joe Biden for president and Tina Smith for U.S. Senate.
Steve Sack
April 9
Sack cartoon: Reality bites

Sack cartoon: Reality bites

A oil-on-canvas mural by Allyn Cox of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. In the foreground, former slave Henry Garnet is shown speaking with

Lessons for today social movements, from the struggle that began before the Civil War

“By distributing the child allowance as monthly income,” writes Michael R. Strain, “the government would encourage middle-class parents to stop

Biden's child tax credit has a fatal flaw

A customer considered a handgun in Kissimmee, Fla.

I helped lead the gun control movement. It's asking the wrong questions.

Steve Sack
April 8
Sack cartoon: GOP's visage is slipping

Sack cartoon: GOP's visage is slipping

Playing Politics podcast
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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.
Workers load an All-Star sign onto a trailer after it was removed from Truist Park in Atlanta on April 6. The game is being moved to Coors Field in De

Biden throws out a pitch for America's new pastime: race baiting

The attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 shows that white supremacy is still prevalent. As investigations continue, we are learning that some of the r

We must outlaw white supremacy in law enforcement

If privacy can be assured, 'vaccine passports' are a good idea

Editorial
April 8
St. Paul police say there have been 560 catalytic converter thefts reported in city this year — an average of almost six a day. Thefts are up 194% t

Curbing thefts of catalytic converters

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