George Skelton, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
January 11
American exceptionalism is a myth

American exceptionalism is a myth

Our Constitution is the only thing protecting us from authoritarianism.
Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
January 11
National Guard troops, seen through a security fence at the U.S. Capitol early Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021.

Is there any realistic possibility of ousting Trump early?

Resignation, the 25th Amendment, impeachment, censure: all problematic, to varying degrees. But in a crisis, why not press every option available?
Tim Pawlenty
January 10
President Donald Trump greets the crowd at a rally on Jan. 6, in Washington, D.C., just before his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Tim Pawlenty: Where does the GOP go from here?

We must acknowledge that what we're currently doing isn't working.
Editorial
January 10
The former Knutson Construction building at 21 N. Washington Av. in Minneapolis …

Defining merit in historic preservation

It's not just beauty that counts. But figuring out which considerations should prevail doesn't always come easily in an evolving city.
Mike Fernandez
January 10
Pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy, which is trying to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline.

Counterpoint: Poetry and fiction don't tell the whole Line 3 story

The truth is, we need Line 3 to keep energy safe and affordable for every family.
Letters
January 10
A nurse, prepares a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to a health care worker at a coronavirus vaccine center in Poissy, France, Fri

Readers Write: COVID vaccines, vaccinating prisoners, future of the GOP, bias in response to Capitol riots

How will we speed this up?
D.J. Tice
January 9
Security fences were erected around the Capitol complex in Washington on Jan. 7.

Though nation still stands, our faith is shaken

Our cumbersome system did its job under pressure, but it's now clear that the veneer of civilization is thin.
Editorial
January 9
In this Jan 6, 2021, file photo, U.S. Capitol Police try to hold back protesters outside the east doors to the House side of the U.S. Capitol.

American tumult has damaging global impact

Nation's ability to foster democracies is diminished by the mob's, and the president's, disgrace.
Steve Sack
January 9
Sack cartoon: Minnesota Sedition Caucus

Sack cartoon: Minnesota Sedition Caucus

Letters
January 9

Readers Write: The George Floyd special section, opinion coverage, Norman Borlaug's legacy (continued), green architecture

A letter writer's revulsion and the burden of proof in America.
Monte Bute
January 9
Supporters of President Donald Trump are pushed back by police outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.

We're all institutionalists now

We must rebuild trust in the American process, and our nation's institutions are at the heart of the matter.
Opinion
January 8
Sack cartoon: Didn't see that coming

Sack cartoon: Didn't see that coming

Letters
January 8
Preparations take place for Inauguration Day behind security fencing  at the U.S. Capitol.

Readers Write: American democracy, Trump's potential self-pardon

It's stronger than we think.
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