Editorial

School leadership is on the ballot in Minneapolis, St. Paul

The districts face similar COVID, disparities, budget and enrollment challenges.
Opinion Exchange

Elections should be contentious, not voting

New PBS "Frontline" documentary "Whose Vote Counts" focuses on Wisconsin as it examines issues around access to voting.
Opinion Exchange

Lockdown or herd immunity?

Could a blend of the two produce what we still lack — a strategy?
Opinion Exchange

The final debate: Trump shows discipline, but lacks a game-changer

Even at their most focused, both candidates revealed their flaws.
Editorial

Changing of the guard on Hennepin County Board

Opinion Exchange

Cities' 'tenant protection' rules leave law-abiding tenants unprotected

Opinion Exchange

Can Gilded Age antitrust law tame Google-era monopolies?

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Letters
October 22
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn puts up a sign in the yard of a supporter in Le Sueur, Minn., during a campaign swing in September.

Readers Write: First District race, Mississippi River

Opinion Exchange
October 22
How much do you know about our nation’s presidents?

Name that president: A home stretch quiz about America's chief executives

Opinion Exchange
October 22
If the lawsuit against Google feels familiar, that’s because it is.

Google should learn from Microsoft's tough antitrust lesson

Opinion Exchange
October 22
President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after delivering remarks on health care at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Sept. 24, in

Three ways a conservative finds Trump overstepping his bounds amid pandemic

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Opinion
Star Tribune endorsements
updated 5 hours 37 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board is making endorsements for the 2020 general election. Among its recommendations are Joe Biden for president and Tina Smith for U.S. Senate.
Opinion Exchange
October 22
The stage at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center hall in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, where a presidential debate between Presiden

Debate number two and a half: Introducing the Trump-muter

Opinion Exchange
October 21
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., Wednesday, Oct. 21, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Barrett ran rings around her critics

Editorial
October 21

Pope Francis leads change for same-sex couples

Editorial
October 21

Minnesota makes belated strides on civil unrest planning

Playing Politics podcast
Opinion
Playing Politics podcast
updated 10 hours 5 mins. ago
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.
Letters
October 21
A yard in Oklahoma is adorned with more than 1,000 crosses to represent that state’s COVID death toll.

Readers Write: COVID deaths, Third District race, Minneapolis police, Sid Hartman

Opinion Exchange
October 21
Rep. Jim Hagedorn knocked on doors and talked with folks in Le Sueur, Minnesota during a campaign swing oon Sept. 10.

This election gives voters a clear choice — socialism vs. freedom

Opinion Exchange
October 21
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Counterpoint: Sen. Klobuchar did her job — skillfully and graciously

Opinion
October 21

Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on some good news

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