Joan Steinau Lester
May 10
A demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Washington. A major ruling on abortion is expected within weeks, and a

I've had an illegal abortion and a legal abortion

The experiences couldn't have been more different.
Peter Beinart
May 10
“Since taking office, [President Joe] Biden has pledged to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal that President Barack Obama signed and President Donald Tr

Biden could make the world safer, but he's too afraid of the politics

The administration knows how to get the Iran nuclear deal back, but is exhibiting timidity that has become a pattern.
Letters
May 9
Protesters participate in the 49th annual March For Life on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in January.

Readers Write: Abortion, public safety

Enough with the flame-fanning.
Doyle McManus
May 9
People visit a memorial for civilians killed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine, on April 24.

Let's not declare victory in Ukraine too soon

Or surrender to "mission creep."
Rachel Shelden
May 9
The Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, May 4, as security measure are enhanced on the perimeter following protests sparked by news that the

How the fight over Roe is, and isn't, like the Dred Scott decision

There are parallels in the leaks and political nature of the decisions, but in the 19th century, few people accepted that the Supreme Court had final say over the Constitution.
Opinion
May 9
Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Editorial
May 9
Stay vigilant on virus

Stay vigilant on virus

Even as Americans begin to gather in larger groups, smart mitigation is needed.
Editorial
May 9
Russian servicemen march in the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, marking the 77th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Putin hollows out Russia's 'Victory Day'

The Russian president equates Ukrainians with the Nazi evil they helped defeat.
Ezra Klein
May 9
The major social media platforms are, in some hard-to-define way, essential to modern life, writes New York Times columnist Ezra Klein.

TikTok may be more dangerous than it looks

It's worth worrying about who owns our de facto town squares.
Pamela Paul, New York Times
May 9
A mask is partly covered by petals that blew off a nearby blooming tree in a parking lot in Omaha.

America unmasks, and a certain social era is over

No longer can we hide what we're thinking or how we look. Then again, we'll also be losing some easy reads.
Editorial
May 8
Giant rolls holding miles of fiber optic cable were stored at a construction yard in northern Minnesota in 2012 before being installed as a part of a

The 'oops' that made the internet

The immunity offered by Section 230 of the U.S. Code was meant to be supportive. It worked a bit too well.
Opinion
May 8

Another redemption campaign

Add Dr. Deborah Birx to the growing list of former Trump officials finally telling the truth.
Constance Pepin
May 8
Homeless residents set up camp in Powederhorn Park in 2020.

Park Board must reclaim independence, mission

There's work to be done to gain back public's trust.
Opinion
May 8
Editorial cartoon: Rivers on the pot, kettle

Editorial cartoon: Rivers on the pot, kettle

Tom Horner
May 8
“Minnesota’s unique competitive advantage is our bountiful water. It is a key to our economic future and to the recreational and aesthetic ameniti

For an aging state in an aging country, future could be bleak

Minnesota needs to figure out how to attract, and retain, young adults to our great state.
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