Editorial

Republicans in 2024: Still a party of one

At the convention, lip service to unity, lies where they could be leveraged and little about the hardest problems we face.

Looking for hope in America? Go local.

Our communities are less divided than the media might have you think.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on Trump and Biden

Opinion Exchange

Policing in Minneapolis: Reform, it seems, is always around the corner

As the city embarks on another chapter of that, it's worth asking: What makes a good cop?
Our Columnists

An apology to Dean Phillips

The Minnesota moderate may have set the stage better than I'd thought.
Editorial

A defense against flooding: Healthy soil

Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: Allina's new lab partnership won't impede urgent testing or care

Opinion Exchange

Credit on fighting pollution where credit is due

Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: Minneapolis school closures not yet a done deal

More Opinion

Opinion
July 18
Editorial cartoon: Pat Byrnes on trickle-down economics

Editorial cartoon: Pat Byrnes on trickle-down economics

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
updated 22 hours 3 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.
Letters
July 18
Former President Donald Trump points to his wounded and bandaged ear as he talks to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, during the Republican National Convention

Readers Write: Trump assassination attempt, documents case, Walz's responsibility

Shawn McAnelly is seen during the Republican National Convention July 17 in Milwaukee.

Republicans' war on divorce is just Christian nationalism in disguise

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 17 hours 55 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.
Opinion
July 17
Editorial cartoon: Reagan who?

Editorial cartoon: Reagan who?

Editorial
July 17
Fans of Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark tried to get an autograph during warm-ups before the Minnesota Lynx-Indiana Fever game at the Target Center

Encouraging signs for vitality in downtown Minneapolis

In favor of national service for young Americans

An American flag is seen upside down at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 31.

Despite Trump's denials, he and Project 2025 are close

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives during the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Foru

Trump and 'Project 2025′

Letters
July 17
The Butler Farm Show site, where former President Donald Trump was wounded during an assassination attempt during a rally on July 13.

Readers Write: Guns and the assassination attempt, homelessness, being LGBTQ-friendly

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, arrive during the se

What Trump sees in Vance, his new apprentice

"Urban cities like Minneapolis need to create a bigger tree canopy to ward off the effects of climate change and keep our city cool," the writer says.

The failed promise of a Minneapolis tree canopy

Nuclear energy gets much-needed boost

Opinion
July 16
Editorial cartoon: Rick McKee on JD Vance

Editorial cartoon: Rick McKee on JD Vance

Letters
July 16
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara speaks on June 25 during a City Council committee meeting on the proposed police contract.

Readers Write: Minneapolis police contract, nursing home funding, the presidential race

"Until July 24, members of the public can provide input on the pay and holiday standards voted on in April before they land in the final budget in Aug

Raising nursing home standards helps all of us

Opinion Exchange

The Opinion section is an exchange of ideas produced by the Editorial Board, which operates independently from the newsroom.