Back to Opinion Exchange

More from Opinion Exchange

Opinion Exchange
June 24

Responding to a Texas-sized outbreak of COVID-19

Hospitals are nearing capacity, and state needs to be clearer on guidelines
Jerry Dittmann
June 24
U.S. Bank Stadium’s schedule is going to be clear until at least fall, and the space could be used to house homeless, the writer argues.

The 'People's Stadium' could house homeless

Since U.S. Bank Stadium doesn't have much going on right now, it could be a solution.
Rachel Marsden
June 24
Then National Security Advisor John Bolton in the Oval Office in Washington, July 19, 2019.

Good thing John Bolton's influence culminates only in a book

If he had succeeded in getting his president to embrace his war fetish, he probably wouldn't have written it.
Brian Dickerson
June 24
A person waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, on June 15. The Supreme Court ruled that a landmark civil rights law protec

Stop the world! Justice Samuel Alito wants to disembark

His worries, and those of his Supreme Court colleagues, involve public restrooms and all the other places respect for LGBT people might lead.
Opinion Exchange
June 23

In Chicago, "killing season" is off to a troubling start

City's reopening is a concern, but first cut violent crime.
Robert Moilanen
June 23
Pardoning President Donald Trump after he leaves office would potentially help restore the country’s tranquillity, the writer argues.

Biden should reconsider his promise not to pardon Trump

It could be in the best interest of the country to move on — otherwise we may be subjected to years of investigations.
Shirley Leckie Reed
June 23
On Dec. 19, 1939, a crowd gathers outside the Astor Theater on Broadway during the premiere of “Gone With the Wind” in New York.

Counterpoint: The South may have lost the war, but its culture won

Americans accepted ideas pushed by books and media that supported racism.
Mary Kunesh-Podein
June 23
This portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs in the Minnesota House Chamber.

Counterpoint: We must see historical injustices clearly

It's a necessary step to combat modern inequities.
Sandeep Jauhar
June 23
A coronavirus patient receives care at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens on May 8.

People have stopped going to the doctor. Most seem just fine.

Do Americans really need the amount of treatment that our health care system is used to providing?
Jonathan Bernstein
June 23
A voter fills out her ballot during the Kentucky Primary at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., on June 23.

Please, let's elect some younger U.S. senators

The problem isn't turnover so much as the age of those who are coming in.
Chris Reed
June 23
U.S. Park Police officers near the White House on June 1, when hundreds of protesters were forcibly cleared from Lafayette Square before President Don

How an 1871 civil rights law morphed into a police protection act

The law has been steadily weakened by judges — both liberal and conservative — discovering nuances.
Opinion Exchange
June 22

OSHA seems to be sitting out the pandemic

It should be protecting workers, but federal agency is missing in action.
Elijah Todd-Walden
June 22
A man paused to kneel at the George Floyd memorial outside of Cup Foods.

'Bad apple' theory is of little comfort to me

Those bad apples can, and do, kill young black men just like me.
Myron Orfield and Will Stancil
June 22
On June 8, 1963, parents blocked buses that were to take their children to schools in St. Louis. The parents said the schools were segregated.

This area's been told for decades: Segregation won't work

Now, finally, we see.
Robin R. Bell and Paul D. Bauknight Jr.
June 22

Revamp the Upper Harbor project

If we want to see real change, this development needs to support its north Minneapolis community, not outside businesses.
D.J. Tice
June 22
A person sits on a statue of Abraham Lincoln in San Francisco on June 13 at a protest over the death of George Floyd.

With malice toward all, with charity for none

America's culture war rages on.
Drew Westen
June 22
Protesters placed a large umbrella calling to defund the police in from of the major office during a rally to mark Juneteenth which commemorates the e

Democrats' problem is often not what they want to do but how they present it

They have a way of turning away potential supporters with the wrong language. For example, the phrase "defund the police."
Jennifer Senior
June 22
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign event in Tulsa, Okla., June 20.

America's wannabe autocrat is in the home stretch. How worried should we be?

Beware a despot when he's cornered.
Bruce Peterson
June 22
George Floyd's growing memorial outside Cup Foods at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue Tuesday night.

Counterpoint: Change for African-Americans is about more than sheer will

People of color face overpowering challenges in this country.
June 19
John Bolton, then the national security adviser, watches as President Donald Trump hosts the Romanian president in the Oval Office, at the White House

More Burr than Hamilton in Bolton's 'The Room Where It Happened'

The new book is unflattering to both Bolton and Trump.
About Opinion
The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Board. The board operates independently and is not involved in setting newsroom policies or in reporting or editing articles in other sections of the newspaper or