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A plea to Biden voters: Don't empower leftists

He is being influenced by people who will dismantle our Constitution.

A plea to Trump voters: Don't re-elect this awful man

President Donald Trump points to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport on Oct. 28, in Goodyear, Ariz.
You wouldn't accept this behavior from a teacher; why accept it from our leader?

Pondering how to parlay a Biden victory into a more united country

An American flag files atop the White House on Oct. 5.
It is imperative that we liberals, if we achieve a victory, celebrate without gloating and proceed with forbearance.
Opinion Exchange

Fossil fuel's uncertain future

A slam-on-the-brakes approach isn't helpful.
Steve Chapman
By treating Trump, political conservatism and Christianity as inseparable, Republicans have driven non-Christians away from the GOP and nonconservativ

Religion is on the decline, and politics is to blame

"Quiet religion rarely bothers anyone," Boston College political scientist Alan Wolfe told me. "Not so with loud religion."
John C. “Chuck” Chalberg
October 28
People watch election results at Times Square in New York, Nov. 9, 2016.

The much-denigrated Electoral College does its job

It seems poised to do it again.
Tyler Kistner
October 28
Tyler Kistner talked with Steve Mankowski at his Southview 66 gas station in South St. Paul.

Editorial counterpoint: The Second District needs a real bipartisan servant in Congress

I will be that leader.
Angie Craig
October 28
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig visited the Welch, Minn. farm of Les Anderson on Oct. 17.

Rep. Angie Craig: I work across the aisle and stand my ground

I do this all to serve the people in the Second District.
Opinion Exchange
October 28

Florida governor's lack of transparency on COVID is inexcusable

Newspaper had to get an attorney involved to get public information.
Ross Douthat
October 28
In a screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, ad

The media's Hunter Biden conundrum

It should be possible to cover revelations about the Biden family that are neither disinformation nor the greatest scandal of our time.
Jennifer N. Pritzker
October 28
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont U

I'm a social liberal, fiscal conservative — and politically homeless

Our two-party system limits the choices Americans have and artificially shoehorns their anger.
Jon Healey
October 27
Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court Oct. 26.

Why Barrett's rise may not be fatal to Obamacare

Yes, she criticized the 2012 ruling on the ACA, but this is now a different set of justices considering a different set of facts.
Thomas Heffelfinger
October 27
President Donald Trump has politicized the Department of Justice, the writer argues.

Trump has defaced the Department of Justice

Because of that, Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden must be elected as president of the United States.
Brian Groh
October 27

The radicalization of a small American town

The change has occurred so slowly that at times I hardly noticed it.
Jonah Goldberg
October 27
People watch as a formation of the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flight teams pass in front of the New York City skyline as seen from in Weehawken, N.J

GOP disdain for big cities is a losing strategy

They have lots of people, and they're the centers of our culture and history. And it's not like they couldn't use some political competition.
Opinion Exchange
October 26

With GOP backing, Congress should act on paid family leave

It should enact a minimum federal baseline for American parents.
D.J. Tice
October 26
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, addresses a drive-in campaign event in Las Vegas on Oct. 9.

As always, Biden goes where the wind blows

Court packing evasion shows that the Democratic nominee is more weak than woke.
Charlie Warzel
October 26
A person wears a QAnon sweatshirt during a pro-Trump rally on Oct. 3 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City.

How to talk to friends and family who share conspiracy theories

Fringe movements will persist long after Election Day. Here's how to help.
Rachel Michaels
October 26
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Te

The boundaries of moral rage

It is how we behave in victory and in defeat that will matter most.
Charlie Savage and Katie Glueck
October 25
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been avoiding the question of whether or not he’ll pack the U.S. Supreme Court if he wins the presiden

Biden recuses himself on the court with his reform "commission"

His proposal is another sidestep to help him remain ambiguous and not lose voters on either side of the packing debate.
October 23
Voters wait in line for the primary election while wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Milwaukee, Wis., on April 7, featured in the doc

Elections should be contentious, not voting

New PBS "Frontline" documentary "Whose Vote Counts" focuses on Wisconsin as it examines issues around access to voting.
Paul Gazelka
October 23
Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.

The case for Minnesota Republicans

In November, voters will make important decisions about the direction of our state. When casting their ballots for Republican state legislators, voters are choosing balanced…
Melissa Hortman
October 23
The Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul.

The case for Minnesota DFLers

The year 2020 has been difficult. COVID-19 has cost the lives of more than 219,000 Americans and 2,200 Minnesotans — so far. We have lost…
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