John M. Bauer
November 17, 2020
A view of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Nov. 10.

After McCarrick revelations, my 'lover's quarrel' with my church must continue

The Catholic Church and its leadership have broken my heart many times, but this is my spiritual home and I love it too much to leave.
Steve Sack
November 17, 2020
Sack cartoon: Trump's bed head

Sack cartoon: Trump's bed head

Gurbir S. Grewal and Jeremy Feigenbaum
November 17, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10.

Four ways progressive states can respond to conservative courts

Planning must begin now.
Doyle McManus
November 17, 2020
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to reporters before boarding his plane in New Castle, Del., Oct. 22. President Donald Trump t

Biden's foreign policy won't be Obama 2.0

That might be a good thing.
Cass R. Sunstein
November 17, 2020
President Donald Trump signs an executive order related to coronavirus pandemic relief during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club in Bedmins

There's nothing nefarious about executive orders

They usually call for action that Congress has already authorized.
November 16, 2020

No excuse for virus nondisclosure

Sadly, the Legislature apparently needs a rule mandating basic decency.
November 16, 2020
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Editorial cartoon: Phil Hands on executive orders

November 16, 2020
State Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, spoke during a news conference in favor of opening up Minnesota outside the State Capitol

Readers Write: COVID at the Legislature, virus deaths, the election, the promise of America

Not a good secret to keep.
Opinion Exchange
November 16, 2020

Worst voting fears weren't realized, but system needs fixes

Some states took too long to count ballots, needlessly inflaming passions.
D.J. Tice
November 16, 2020
The total spent on 2020’s election will reach around $14 billion, up from around $6.5 billion in 2016. Yes, Joe Biden won, but in most cases money�

Political cash plentiful, not all-powerful

Record-smashing dollars flowed into this year's election, but it seems that it does less than expected to sway the minds of voters.
Tyler Cowen
November 16, 2020
A notice about face mask and social distancing requirements was posted at Independence Park in Newark, N.J., in October.

Vaccines may have social side effects

America will likely split into rational and irrational responders.
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean
November 16, 2020
Demonstrators in support of President Donald Trump march by someone holding a Black Lives Matter sign during a Don’t Steal the Vote rally in downtow

Identity politics is dynamic, contextual — and in 2020, it was reborn

We're going to see what that means across all levels of government.
Kalman R. Hettleman
November 16, 2020
A supporter of President-elect Joe Biden holds a sign referring to President Donald Trump outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, on Nov. 7, in Harris

The problem with the Democrats' messaging

The party's emphasis on identity politics and elite culturalism overshadows proposals to combat economic inequality and gives Trumpism growing support.
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