Noah Feldman
June 8
The Supreme Court on June 3 narrowed the scope of a federal law that makes it a crime to gain access to computer files without authorization.

Supreme Court's generational divide seen in computer fraud case

Justice Amy Coney Barrett provides the sensible majority opinion.
George Skelton
June 8
An employee holds an AR-15 style rifle inside Clark Brothers Gun Shop in Warrenton, Va., Feb. 25, 2018.

An AR-15 is like a 'pocket knife'?

"Good for home and battle"? Maybe federal judges shouldn't get lifetime appointments.
June 7
New approaches to police use of force

New approaches to police use of force

A department in Georgia provides officers with more and safer choices in arresting suspects.
June 7
Historic Fort Snelling in 2019. The state, not the Minnesota Historical Society, would manage the site under a proposed bill.

Readers Write: Historic sites, St. Paul development, race

Get real, Kiffmeyer.
Will Phillips and Brad Anderson
June 7
The pharmaceutical industry needs reform, the writer says, and one step in the right direction is the bipartisan Preserve Access to Affordable Generic

Bipartisan bill in U.S. Senate is a step toward lower drug costs

Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley hope to end unwarranted delays in getting generic drugs to the market.
June 7
Editorial cartoon: Dave Whamond on the Trump blog

Editorial cartoon: Dave Whamond on the Trump blog

Kelly Morrison
June 7
A Prescription Drug Affordability Board would help Minnesotans, the writer says.

Minnesota must pass a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

The concept was recommended by a bipartisan task force here and already is being adopted elsewhere. The obstacle is the industry lobby.
Paul Krugman
June 7
A passerby walks past a hiring sign while entering a Target store in Westwood, Mass., in September 2020.

Why is hiring so slow? Is it a policy failure?

There's a bit of all-of-the-above in the explanation, but it's also true that it just takes time to restart an economy.
June 7
Jon Rahm during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament on Saturday in Dublin, Ohio.

A COVID sense test

Pro golfer's withdrawal due to infection raises a question: Vaccinated?
Ross Douthat
June 7
Former President Donald Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2021.

Three paths to containing Trump

All very different, and all of which could work, at least until fate gets involved.
Virginia Heffernan
June 7
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., told an interviewer last week that the filibuster is the key to “comity” in the Senate.

What's the matter with Kyrsten Sinema?

For her, backing the filibuster seems to have become a way to pretend to support legislation while resting assured that it will stall.
Steve Chapman
June 7
Vice President Kamala Harris is keeping busy, but there are risks to that decision.

Kamala Harris and the worsening job of vice president

She's undertaken a portfolio of nearly impossible tasks with considerable political risk.
Opinion Exchange
June 6

Bankruptcy laws shouldn't be an escape hatch for opioid makers

Marketing strategies falsely claimed drugs were not addictive.
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