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Thomas L. Friedman
San Francisco's liberals, Donald Trump's GOP and the deer in my back yard
The problem in each case, literally with the animals and metaphorically with the politicians: A lack of predators.
Patrick B. Pexton, CQ-Roll Call (TNS)
Cybersecurity is not a tech problem, it's a matter of national survival
Like human disease, the attacks do not cease and will not cease.
Restore Utah's national monuments and make the fix permanent
Leaders from that state play the victim over policies in red rock country. But these are federal lands.
Help is nearby for a mental health crisis
Minnesota has joined national suicide prevention network.
Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune (TNS)
Feeling down, drab, gray, weary, etc.? Diagnosis: February
Every year our moods take a dive along with the temperatures.
Hyped up weather reports only make winter more bothersome
We get it; it's cold. Just don't forget your hat.
Gary Marvin Davison
Counterpoint: Public school students aren't learning the 'wrong' thing
In public schools throughout Minnesota they're learning too little of anything at all, and changing social studies standards won't help.
Scrutinize the use of emergency powers in times of crisis
States should consider reforms as they try to make sense of everything that happened last year.
Rekha Basu, Des Moines Register (TNS)
In Iowa, lawmakers wade into anti-trans school bathroom restrictions
The proposed rule, requiring people to use the restroom matching their sex at birth, would cause trouble. I know, because a friend and I tested it.
Don't brush off LAPD's disgusting George Floyd 'joke'
The incident undermines the department's progress at a critical time for police nationwide.
Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune
Senate GOP has disfigured democracy, maybe for good
They have normalized behavior which at one time would have been inconceivable.
Rudy Boschwitz on George Shultz: A long life lived well
Shultz, a former secretary of state who died earlier this month, helped change the world with a life in government.
the Editorial Board of the New York Daily News
Andrew Cuomo's cover-up
Shame on the New York governor for misleading the public for so long about COVID deaths in nursing homes and adult care facilities.
A California coup?
Gov. Gavin Newsom has a problem on his hands.
Arizona's lingering vote fight misses big (if nerdy) point about election integrity
Omitted from audit are the computer files created to count votes and the activity logs documenting that process.
Biden can stop the 'machinery of death' by ending death penalty
Start by commuting federal death sentences to life without parole.
Searching for a forebear lost to epidemic long-ago
Tuberculosis ravaged the United States at the turn of the 20th century and, like COVID-19 today, left families missing loved ones.
Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg Opinion
Must freedom of speech include the freedom to lie?
Even when proven false, lies burrow in our minds, making the truth hard to believe.
CDC's new leader faces pandemic and rebuilding job
Rochelle Walensky needs to restore nation's trust in public health agency.
Post-pandemic, plastic is the crisis we must face
Everything from beaches to our bodies have shown evidence of contamination.
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The state of the movement: Black Lives Matter
Trump deserves more credit for vaccine success
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I live in a cemetery called north Minneapolis
Sixth graders: Give us time to eat at school
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