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John M. Crisp
October 12
Packing the Supreme Court isn’t a bad idea, but Democrats shouldn’t answer whether or not they’ll do it.

Democrats should not answer the court packing question

But here's why it's an excellent idea.
Marcus Hunter II
October 12
Protesters march away from the State Capitol, in St. Paul, Minn., on May 31.

Imagine you are a Black male teen in north Minneapolis

... walking down the street in your north Minneapolis neighborhood, afraid each step may be your last. Just like me.
Joe Raiola
October 12
This 1969 photo shows musician John Lennon, right, and his wife Yoko Ono during a press conference.

Re-examining a flawed icon, John Lennon

When he was killed at the age of 40, he was learning how to be a better man.
Mary B. McCord
October 12
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Oct. 8. The governor delivered remarks addressing Michiganders a

Plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shows the danger of private militias

These groups have no constitutional right to exist.
Jamelle Bouie
October 12
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct.

Court-packing can be an instrument of justice

If Republicans replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett, they should pay a price.
Steve Chapman
October 11
Daylight saving time ends Nov. 1.

The end of daylight saving time approaches. The question is, why?

It doesn't have to be this way. The clock, after all, is a human invention.
Conor Sen
October 11
The extent to which vaccines and fiscal stimulus boost the economy in January or February is unknowable.

The next few months could shape our economic future

Momentum is crucial, but there is hope that 2021 will improve.
Ross Douthat
October 10
Public school 335 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, N.Y.

School lockdowns abandon kids of color

Less in-school time hurts future education and employment.
Herb Jackson
October 9
University of Illinois students on Oct. 6 walk past a mail-in ballot drop box that sits on the northwest corner of the university’s Quad in Urbana,

All states must process mail-in ballots in advance. Here's why

A long delay between Election Day and the final count is an opportunity that America's enemies can exploit.
Dean Phillips and Dusty Johnson
October 9
According to the most recent poll numbers by Gallup, just 17% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 80% disapprove. Above, the U.S.

Even now, some of us in Congress are trying to find bipartisan compromise to revive the economy

Some in Congress are working across the aisle to find a solution to the current crisis.
Bernadeia Johnson
October 9
Qorsho Hassan is the state’s current teacher of the year, but twice in the past two years Hassan was laid off as result of “last in, first out”

Former super says: Seniority layoff system still expels educators of color

Students need to see both diversity and quality reflected in their teachers. As long as the guiding rule is "last in, first out," they won't.
Gary Prevost
October 9
In this photo provided by the United Nations, Teresa Amarelle Boue Member of the Council of State of Cuba, speaks in the U.N. General Assembly Thursda

Counterpoint: Cuba belongs on the human rights council

It has many achievements in the arena of human rights.
Ron Grossman
October 9
Presidential incapacity has been concealed before.

Presidential incapacity has been concealed before.

Woodrow Wilson's true condition was misrepresented. Could Trump's be?
Ann McFeatters
October 8
President Donald Trump throws hats to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, Minn. on Sept. 30.

Facts and Trump, together at last

Falsehoods abound, but here are some truths.
John Kass
October 8
President Donald Trump boards Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5 after receiving treatment for coronavirus in Bethes

The virus that's killing America is our politics

COVID-19 has become weaponized politically by Democrats and their media allies.
Eric Stoner
October 8
U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5 in Washington,

Get ready to resist the Trump coup attempt

He's made it clear for months that he intends to reject any outcome that does not result in his re-election.
Opinion Exchange
October 7
President Donald Trump waves to supporters from a motorcade on Sunday.

Trump's illness should unite the country in fighting coronavirus

But if it's handled badly, the political battle will further divide the nation.
Russell Dinkins
October 7
An empty TCF Bank Stadium, home of the University of Minnesota Gophers, was photographed Aug. 13 in Minneapolis.

College sports cuts hit Black student-athletes hardest

Go figure.
Jill Burcum
October 7
You may wear your mask and social distance, but others may not extend the same courtesy.

Lessons from a COVID infection: my own

Unlike the president, we don't get helicopters and exotic experimental drugs. The reality is that it's a waiting game — if you're lucky.
Tyler Cowen
October 7
People walk through an area where restaurants operate outdoor spaces for dining that spread onto sidewalks and streets as part of continued COVID-19 e

Why we take too many risks with COVID

Rational risk-taking for individuals becomes ruinous when large parts of a population do it.
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