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Will Bunch
April 2
The F-35 Lightning II Demo Team performed at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show in Florida in November 2020.

The $1.7 trillion military goof that could have paid for Biden's infrastructure plan

Consider how U.S. wastes billions on weapon systems that are ineffective, often not even needed.
Christopher Landau
April 2
“Would-be migrants, like other people, are economically rational,” writes Christopher Landau, who served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2019 to

Real reason for border crisis, as viewed by a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico

American employers are not held to account for willingness to hire millions of unauthorized immigrants.
Natividad Seefeld
April 1
Some homeowners rent the land their home is on, which means that land can be sold to someone else.

Homeowners who rent land need a chance to buy it

It would take away the fear of losing your home overnight.
Sandra Feist
April 1
Veterans deserve a break when they get in trouble.

We should treat, not punish, troubled vets

We seek to expand access to a restorative sentencing structure.
Kent Wong
April 1
People take in the view of the Hong Kong skyline from an overlook on May 29, 2020.

I swam for freedom to Hong Kong. Now it is sunk.

I dreamed of returning after the pandemic but fear that will be impossible.
Gail Collins
April 1
President Joe Biden appeared on a video monitor at the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was unveil

Biden and his trillions

Will he remembered as the supreme commander of the American Overhaul, or what?
Ezra Klein
April 1
Juan Carlos Guerrero, 62, held his second-shot reminder card after having received a dose of the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on March 17, 2021, in Mia

Is government too timid in the way it fights COVID-19?

"Ninety-nine years out of 100, I'm a libertarian," says one economist. "But then there's that one year out of 100."
Karen Levy
April 1
A decision pends on the dating app Tinder.

The dating game: You had me at 'clean record'

Tinder owner Match Group is trying to make it easier to obtain data on potential partners. That could create more problems than it solves.
Sarah Davis
March 31
An empty module in the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center in Minneapolis.

Restore humane shield to juvenile criminal records

The current law has lifelong consequences.
Mason Thimjon
March 31
Students on the U campus have been robbed, held at gunpoint.

Face facts: The U campus is no longer safe at night

A deadly shooting on the University of Minnesota campus underlines the increasing, and potentially deadly, threat facing students.
Opinion Exchange
March 31

Wrongheaded efforts target transgender student-athletes

The political grandstanding distracts from real issues in women's sports.
Kelly Moller and Marion O’Neill
March 31
Fundamentally, we think most Minnesotans understand that taking advantage of another person’s intoxication to sexually assault them is predatory beh

Sexual assault law reform is even more urgent

The recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling is an example of victim blaming, which permeates our culture. It's time for that to change.
Dahleen Glanton
March 31
In this image from video, witness Donald Williams wiped his eyes as he answered questions Tuesday during the trial of former Minneapolis police office

Scenes from a trial over a horror we wish we didn't have to dwell on

Witnesses to George Floyd's killing couldn't save his life, but their testimony ensures his death was not in vain.
Larry Garber and Kevin Johnson for the Fulcrum
March 31
A protest March 25 outside the State Capitol in Atlanta against a Georgia House bill on voting restrictions.

Hyperbole aside, Georgia's new rules go against global principles for election fairness

Though consequences may not be as dire as many claim, this is still a step backward.
Samuel Goldman
March 31

America has a ruling class, whether those who are in it admit it or not

An outsider pose is often disingenuous, but our culture practically demands it. We should focus instead on results.
Opinion Exchange
March 30

Response to Capitol attack must follow the rule of law

Those arrested must be given due process as they answer for their actions.
Mike Ervin, Progressive Media Project (TNS)
March 30
President Joe Biden holds onto the hand rail as he stumbles while boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on March 19.

Poking fun at presidential pratfalls insults the disabled

Respect doesn't come from how one walks.
Kim Crockett
March 30
Duluth voters took to the polls on Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020 to cast their votes in the party primary elections.

The states, not Congress, should make voting rules

If federal lawmakers force their progressive will on the people, confidence in elections will plummet.
Dave Anderson, Fulcrum (TNS)
March 30
The United States is more united than it sometimes seems.

Pols are projecting polarization on the people

Citizens' binary natures come out during voting season, but once it ends, people tend to drop their polarized postures.
Mary Schmich
March 30
President Joe Biden departed a news conference at the White House on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Asked whether he would run for re-election in 2024, he

Regarding 2024, Biden says he's a 'respecter of fate.' We all should be.

Over and over, in the big realms and in our personal lives, it outwits predictions and expectations.
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