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Jennifer Schuessler
May 7
Officers with the U.S. Supreme Court walk along a fenced-off plaza during early morning hours at the Supreme Court in Washington, May 3. A leaked draf

Will those who control abortion's past control its future?

The leaked opinion draft states that Roe v. Wade ignored or misstated the history of abortion, but historians see the story differently.
Carlisle Ford Runge and Robbin S. Johnson
May 7
Remnants of a farm targeted by a Russian strike at a frontline position in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 24.

War will bring famine unless America acts

The invasion itself, and the policies set off by the war, will worsen the lives of hundreds of millions of people struggling with food insecurity, especially children.
Michelle Goldberg
May 6
An abortion opponent demonstrator stands in front of a group of abortion rights demonstrators outside the Supreme Court building in Washington on May

The death of Roe will tear America apart

You think we hate each other now? Just wait ...
Ramesh Ponnuru
May 6
A crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry a

Post-Roe, many fears, many hopes, will not come true

Yes, Roe's premises also serve as foundations for other major decisions, but those laws would be tough to repeal.
Eric J. Topol
May 6
Since the omicron variant of COVID-19 was first recognized in the U.S. in late November, writes Eric Topol, a professor of molecular medicine at Scrip

COVID vaccines need to be evolving much faster

Because the virus is.
Opinion
May 5

The student loan con game

Democrats are deceiving Americans on a number of key points.
Bernadeia Johnson and Sondra Samuels
May 5
Minneapolis Public Schools teachers and staff and members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers picketed in 2021 outside district headquarters bef

Hear, then protect, teachers of color

If the Minneapolis teachers union is truly anti-racist, it must stop safeguarding a system that thwarts racial justice.
Matt Pearce
May 5
The Supreme Court has been rocked by an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion ruling on abortion.

Would a leaky Supreme Court be so bad?

It might be messy, but transparency can be a good thing.
Parmy Olson, Bloomberg Opinion
May 5
A high school tour group passed a new 8-foot fence outside the Supreme Court building in Washington. The fence was erected in preparation for expected

Online privacy becomes critical if Roe v. Wade is overturned

The internet offers help but presents risks.
Sarah Longwell
May 5
BC-OPINION-LONGWELL-REPUBLICAN-PRIMARIES-ART-NYTSF — There’s No Reason to Think Republicans Are Ready to Move on From Trump (Mark Peterson for The

There's no reason to think Republicans are ready to move on from Trump

J.D. Vance's win in the U.S. Senate primary in Ohio is the latest proof.
Opinion
May 4

Reimagine our state flag

Minnesota's state flag carries racist symbolism and is badly designed besides.
Laura Hermer
May 4
Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court following a public leak of a draft opinion that the Supreme Court has potentially voted to overturn Roe V. Wad

Pregnant people have rights. Products of conception don't.

The leaked Dobbs draft opinion gets fetal rights backward.
Rick Olson
May 4
“We need to rededicate ourselves to the American ideals, even if we do not always, as a nation, completely live up them,” writes Rick Olson.

New Voices: Let's rededicate ourselves to our American ideals

But we must do that while seeing the world as it now is — not how we wish it were.
Arne Carlson, Tom Berkelman and Janet Entzel
May 4
The Minnesota House chambers

Reform the Legislature, don't make it full time

Our government should serve all the people, not just the wealthiest among us.
Ross Douthat, New York Times
May 4
A draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito was obtained by Politico, in a highly unusual leak from the nation’s highest court.

What was the strategy behind the leak of Alito's draft?

Whether the leaker was liberal or conservative, the action is part of a trend in judicial politics.
Bret Stephens, New York Times
May 4
“To avoid an arbitrary discretion in the courts,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 78, “it is indispensable that [judges] should be bo

Overturning Roe would be a radical, not conservative choice

Some thoughts for the justices.
Opinion
May 3

A win for New York voters

State's highest court rejects egregious gerrymandering by Democrats.
Steven D. Reske
May 3
Abortion-rights demonstrators outside the Supreme Court following a leaked draft opinion that the Supreme Court has potentially voted to overturn Roe

Roe never settled the abortion issue — and overturning it won't, either

Asking the Supreme Court to solve this dispute to everyone's satisfaction is useless.
Jonathan Bernstein
May 3
Demonstrators outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. A leaked draft opinion suggests the court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Ro

Initial reactions to the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

Main thing: It's not a final ruling. Political effects: Significant but hard to predict. As for the court: There may be consequences, but the process remains the process.
Steven Belton
May 2
Police in protective gear stood guard on May 27, 2020 at the Third Police Precinct station in Minneapolis.

MPD culture of racism is no surprise

Black people have known and reported incidents for decades.
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