President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears via remote during the opening ceremony of the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern Fran

Ukraine needs arms — and hearts and minds, too

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

Monopoly and protectionism: a formula for hungry babies

May 20
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage May 14, 2022, in Houston. President Joe Biden has invoked t
Consumers and taxpayers are paying for this shortage.

True leaders practice the art of persuasion

May 20
The statue of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the main chamber of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Others tweet out trash talk.

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Jonathan Zimmerman
May 20
After the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to pressure social media platforms to monitor — and remove — hate spee

Fight hate with speech, not with censorship

However well-intended, suppression doesn't end well.
May 19

Just in from space ...

It's been a big month of advancements in understanding our universe.
Steve Hunegs
May 19
Margo Litwin joins others in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to support the city’s Jewish communities in the wake of a spate of anti-Semitic atta

Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in our politics

It is imperative that anti-Semitism be called out no matter who it's coming from.
Multiple authors
May 19
The Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul.

Find room in the budget deal for communities of color

Investment is needed to combat the biases and institutionalized racism that prevents communities of color from succeeding in Minnesota.
Jerome Johnson
May 19
The fate of the Twin Cities’ fourth light-rail project, the Bottineau Blue Line, remains uncertain.

Slow down plans for slow North Side light rail

Improvements to bus service could get riders to popular destinations as fast or faster than LRT would.
Paul Krugman
May 19
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

They have their speculative ups and downs — lately downs — but ultimately their value will have to rest on their underlying economic uses. Which are?
May 18

Missed signals in New York

Buffalo shooter exhibited a number of red flags that could have prevented attack.
Frank Shyong
May 18
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

These meaningless, senseless actions should remain just that.
LZ Granderson
May 18
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?

It doesn't have to be true — it just has to be believed.
Janet Vertesi
May 18
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

What I did to get online privacy isn't easily replicated. This will matter greatly in a post-Roe world.
Bret Stephens
May 18
“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

It's happened several times in our history, first by force and cruelty, but thereafter as a natural process in a dynamic nation.
May 17

Guaranteed income giveaways

Local taxpayers can't sustain these programs, and there's no evidence that they work.
Marshall H. Tanick 
May 17
That arbitrators reverse nearly half of management’s disciplinary actions suggests that the internal decisionmaking tends to be excessive and unwar

Counterpoint: Columnist's arbitration bashing is flawed

The statistics suggest that the internal decisionmaking for disciplinary actions within police departments tends to be excessive and unwarranted.
Allison Sharkey, Cheryl Jensen and Chad Kulas
May 17
Buildings that were burned during the unrest after the killing of George Floyd remain a pile of rubble at the intersection of 27th Avenue and Lake Str

Two years later, small businesses are still waiting for help

Why hasn't our government responded adequately to meet these needs?
Ken Martin
May 17
The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 28, 2022.

Counterpoint: Candidate's attacks on DFL in baseless bad faith

The DFL Party works hard to build a fair and inclusive endorsement process.
Michelle J. Anderson and Deborah Tuerkheimer
May 17
A scene from at 2018 march in Seattle. A legal code proposed by the American Law Institute suggests that a person’s inaction may in fact be interpre

Didn't we learn anything from the MeToo movement?

The thinking about consent has evolved drastically. A model code from the American Law Institute may turn the clock back.
Margaret Renkl
May 17
A monarch caterpillar feasts on the leaves of a milkweed plant in the author’s meadow.

One way to do more for the environment: Do less with your yard

Every year we let more patches of our yard go wild, and every year more flowers appear in the uncut areas.
Gidon Eshel
May 16
Beyond saving millions from hunger with no added fertilizer needs, the partial shift to a plant-based diet would reduce cardiovascular disease and can

Eat your vegetables — and prevent our famine of choice

Our futures depend on a partial shift to plant-based diet.
Luke Guzelis
May 16
Outdoor cats can spread disease and negatively impact native species.

Outdoor cats are a dangerous invasive species

We love our feline friends, but to stop the spread of disease and protect native wildlife, we should keep them indoors.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
May 16
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The rich are not who we think they are

And happiness isn't what we think it is, either.
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