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Ukraine needs arms — and hearts and minds, too

As the war endures, so must support and attention from Americans and citizens of other countries.
Editorial

Better dealmaking at the Capitol

Saving a chunk of surplus is prudent as the legislative session heads to the finish line.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Christopher Weyant on this year's grads

Opinion Exchange

Monopoly and protectionism: a formula for hungry babies

Consumers and taxpayers are paying for this shortage.
Opinion Exchange

Fight hate with speech, not with censorship

However well-intended, suppression doesn't end well.
Opinion Exchange

True leaders practice the art of persuasion

Opinion Exchange

Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in our politics

Opinion Exchange

Slow down plans for slow North Side light rail

Editorial

Building momentum on affordable housing

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Opinion
May 19

Just in from space ...

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
updated 10 hours 24 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
May 19
Poll workers sort out early and absentee ballots on Election Day in 2020 in Kenosha, Wis.

Readers Write: Politics, Hamline Midway Library, environment

The Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul.

Find room in the budget deal for communities of color

Playing Politics podcast
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Playing Politics podcast
updated 15 hours 12 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.
Opinion
May 19
Editorial cartoon: Dave Granlund on the U.S. women's soccer team

Editorial cartoon: Dave Granlund on the U.S. women's soccer team

Many tech-savvy entrepreneurs “mine” cryptocurrency, receiving “coins” as a reward for lending computing power to help construct the underlyin

The point of cryptocurrencies remains a mystery

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 6 hours 16 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
May 18

Missed signals in New York

Crime scene tape outside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., after a shooting on May 15. On Sunday, a 68-year-old Asian man chaine

Taking shooters' 'ideas' seriously gives them toxic influence

On May 15, Aaron Jordan, of Buffalo, adds to a sidewalk chalk mural depicting the names of the people killed in a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Marke

Another shooting. What story will we tell ourselves this time?

Opinion
May 18
Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on mass shootings

Editorial cartoon: Jeff Koterba on mass shootings

Editorial
May 18
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, right, entered the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility in June 2020 with attorney Earl Gray.

More accountability for Floyd's death

Letters
May 18
A woman prepares a bottle of baby formula for her infant son at her home in San Antonio.

Readers Write: Baby formula shortage, Buffalo shooting, schools

Opinion
May 18
GOP’s pick for Minnesota governor Scott Jensen.

Playing Politics: Jensen's post-endorsement challenges

In this photo illustration, a person researches an abortion pill for an unintended pregnancy. Commentary writer Janet Vertesi planned her pregnancy bu

I hid my pregnancy from the internet, so I know: It's nearly impossible

“You cannot defend the ideal of ‘E pluribus unum’ by deleting pluribus,” writes New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.

'Great Replacement' is the story of America

Opinion
May 17

Guaranteed income giveaways

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