Opinion
January 12
President Joe Biden speaks about voting rights at Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Playing Politics: Showdown on voting rights

President Joe Biden's legislative push gets pushback from key GOP leaders. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.
Joshua Colangelo-Bryan
January 12
A sentry tower at Camp X-Ray, the original prison facility for detaines at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, on April 17, 2019. In time, the United States would

Twenty years of Guantanamo, and what have we gained?

The prison remains open because of congressional intransigence.
Ross Douthat
January 12
Costumed people attended an election results rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, the day of the riot at the Capitol.

Let's not invent a civil war

Suggestions that we're headed that way are prone to exaggeration. Our divisions are considerable — but complex.
Opinion
January 11

Rules only a bureaucrat could love

Feds have messed up mandate on labeling genetically modified food products.
Rick Hilger
January 11
According to the Medscape National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report 2021, 79% of physicians stated that their burnout had started before the COVID-1

Health care workers were in crisis before COVID

The pandemic took already-burned-out workers and pushed them closer to the tipping point.
Steve Sack
January 11
Sack cartoon: Drinkin' the Kool-Aid

Sack cartoon: Drinkin' the Kool-Aid

Editorial
January 11
United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, center, arrives with her delegation for a meeting of the Political and Security Committee at th

Discipline key to Russia diplomacy

The U.S. and West must coalesce on avoiding war in Ukraine.
Nicholas Goldberg
January 11
Protesters from Hong Kong in Taiwan and local supporters hold slogans reading “Protest Against Totalitarian Liquidation of Stand News” and “Supp

Wonder how democracies perish? Behold Hong Kong.

The protests have been pushed back, unions have been disbanded and journalists have been arrested.
Letters
January 11
Playground equipment is wrapped in crime scene tape to prevent its use as part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in March 2020 in St

Readers Write: School COVID guidelines, health care, business success and failure, crime

Families won't stand for this.
Michael Hiltzik
January 11
A protest against vaccine mandates in California in October.

Mocking some anti-vaxxers' deaths is necessary

My exception applies to those who have actively undermined public health for the sake of an ideology and a culture war.
Nicholas Goldberg
January 11
Bottles of COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer.

Anti-vaxxers' COVID deaths are no cause for glib satisfaction

Such a response doesn't further useful debate, nor does it increase vaccination rates.
Opinion
January 10

Philadelphia must learn from tragic fire

The injustices that led to the deadly blaze were long in the making.
LZ Granderson
January 10
U.S. actor Sidney Poitier poses for a portrait on Sept. 15, 1980.

To Sidney, with love

His courage and compassion will stay with me always.
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