Mary McNamara
February 19
In this Feb. 3, 2001, file photo, Rush Limbaugh puffed on his Ashton VSG cigar while waiting to tee off from the fifth tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Li

Rush Limbaugh died as he lived — dividing America

The notion that conservatives needed a voice was laughable, but that was the argument he made, and it stuck.
Michael Ryan, Kansas City Star (TNS)
February 19
John Hensel attached an American flag to the gate of the Palm Beach, Fla., home of his friend and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh died on Wedn

With the passing of Rush Limbaugh, conservatism needs new voice like his

It's not enough to hold strong beliefs — or even to be right. You have to sell those views, as he did.
Steve Sack
February 18
Sack cartoon: Sen. Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun

Sack cartoon: Sen. Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun

Opinion Exchange
February 18

Texans deserve answers on power crisis

Should power grid be made more resilient to accommodate weather?
Jamie Long and Nick Frentz
February 18
Four million households in Texas have lost power after extreme cold hit the region. Above, an Arlington, Texas, store on Feb. 17.

Texan suffering shows value of Minnesota's energy planning

Our state has invested in infrastructure and is connected to a larger grid to prevent outages. Texas is an underinvested energy island.
Isaac Orr
February 18
Oncor crews work to restore power to homes in Euless, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Minnesota can handle the cold because of fossil fuel power plants

To Minnesotans pushing clean energy : Nuclear power is the only reliable option.
Tom Horner
February 18
The Capitol grounds are covered in snow in Austin, Texas on Monday Feb. 15, 2021. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas needs to learn to help itself

Why are the rest of the country's taxpaying citizens again being asked to pay for Texans' low-tax negligence?
February 18
Students leave class at the end of the day at Jackson Middle School in Champlin on Feb. 17.

Readers Write: Education standards, reopening schools, Jan. 6 commission

Learning nothing at all? Ouch.
February 18
Greg Cunningham

U.S. Bancorp sets an example

The company's initiative on racial equity — but more important, its philosophy — can be a model.
Thomas L. Friedman
February 18
A few members of the deer population wandered the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Md.

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)
February 18
The threats in cyberspace include not just hacking but the spread of misinformation, writes Patrick B. Pexton of CQ Roll Call. A U.S. House Homeland S

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.
Stephen Trimble
February 18
The Valley of the Gods, near Blanding, Utah, was inside the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument before a directive by President Donald Trump re

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.
Steve Sack
February 17
Sack cartoon: If you can't say anything nice ...

Sack cartoon: If you can't say anything nice ...

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