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Give Biden the chance Trump never received

Trump was badly treated, but his reaction to that treatment was worse.
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Biden is about to fulfill a promise on climate change

America's new president sends the right signals by rejoining the Paris climate accord.
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Democracy doesn't need unity, healing

What holds the country together is faith in the system.
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Opportunity over division in economic recovery

We must stabilize businesses and accelerate recovery in the short term.
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A constellation of flaws infected Trump's presidency

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When the Oval Office was between its masters

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What do we ethically owe those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine?

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January 18

Biden's COVID plan must overcome together quickly

Letters
January 18
The U.S. Army Band rehearses for Wednesday’s inaugural ceremony at the Capitol.

Readers Write: Inauguration Day, Trump and impeachment, icy roads

Editorial
January 18

A new viral threat, but still time to act

Opinion Exchange
January 18
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may be tempted by the Senate’s opportunity to bar Donald Trump from running for president again. Abov

Why the Senate may convict Trump

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
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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.
Opinion Exchange
January 18
Left, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walk to the Senate Chamber.

Why the Senate may hobble Biden's agenda

Opinion Exchange
January 18
On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford signed a document granting former President Richard Nixon “a full, free and absolute pardon.”

Ford's pardon of Nixon is not a good reason for Biden to pardon Trump

Opinion Exchange
January 18
Pope Francis delivered his message Dec. 8, 2020, during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square at the V

Pope's latest decree is a victory for Catholic women

Opinion Exchange
January 18
After violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, joined other senators as they r

Why are there so few courageous senators?

Opinion Exchange
January 17
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., during his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1968.

Growing up racist in King's shadow

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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.
Opinion Exchange
January 17
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on July 30, 2020.

So long, Mike Pompeo

Letters
January 17
Paul Krogh, pharmacy services director at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, unboxes 975 doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine in December.

Readers Write: Getting a COVID vaccine, historic preservation

Opinion Exchange
January 17
The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is seen unveiled from scaffolding during the soft opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washing

To fulfill King's dream, focus on fundamentals

Editorial
January 17
The scene near E. 38th Street and Chicago Avenue S. in Minneapolis in November.

Minneapolis needs a decision on 38th and Chicago

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