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Congress should defend investment in diplomacy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington last week. President Trump’s budget proposal calls for a 28 percent cut to the State Department.

Slashing State Department, USAID are the wrong response to global crises.

You won't find nirvana in cartel-style national health services abroad

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Counterpoint: They're cartel arrangements, with inevitable problems. Can Congress deregulate our version of a managed-care cartel, Obamacare, and return medical marketplace power to families?


Touring the coral reefs

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Well, someone's gotta take on health care for Minnesotans
Lori Sturdevant

In Minnesota, that would be state Rep. Erin Murphy, a licensed nurse, who says: "You don't walk away from a patient who needs your attention."

On health care, we want it all, can't have it
D.J. Tice

Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington last week. President Trump’s budget proposal calls for a 28 percent cut to the State Department.

Congress should defend investment in diplomacy

Transit funding fight puts all of Minnesota at economic risk
Health care setback shouldn't be an excuse to walk away from reform
Nation needs the truth on Russian election meddling

Judge Neil Gorsuch spoke at the White House in late January after President Trump nominated him to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case for Democrats' not opposing Gorsuch

CAFE standards are lousy environmental policy
It's impossible to imagine rock 'n' roll without Chuck Berry
On health care, we want it all, can't have it

Legislation passed this session will allow liquor stores in Minnesota to be open on Sundays beginning July 1. Surdyk’s, a family-owned store in northeast Minneapolis, jumped the gun by opening March 12. Customers responded — and so did city officials.

Readers Write (March 26): The rule of law, government accountability, ride-sharing, climate change, Minneapolis police

Readers Write (March 25): Downtown Minneapolis, health care, electric vehicles, plastic bags
Readers Write (March 27): The all-purpose use of 'guys,' news coverage of women, Mount Sinai's legacy, Skyway Senior Center, State Capitol song
Readers Write (March 24): Brenda Ueland house, disparities in transportation funding, proposed electric-vehicle fee, the language of gender equality

Well, someone's gotta take on health care for Minnesotans

In Minnesota, that would be state Rep. Erin Murphy, a licensed nurse, who says: "You don't walk away from a patient who needs your attention."


On health care, we want it all, can't have it

Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.


It's impossible to imagine rock 'n' roll without Chuck Berry

The stars who followed his lead might never have emerged without him.


Binge-watching the new Golden Age of Television

If you really want to understand human nature, you can learn about it on long-form TV. That wasn't always the case, but it became one at a perfect time for me.


Sack cartoon: Touring the coral reefs


Readers Write (March 25): Downtown Minneapolis, health care, electric vehicles, plastic bags

What might have been if the Dayton's influence had remained.


Supply, demand and 'Hamilton': The more the megahit changes, the more tickets remain … really expensive

Despite wholesale cast turnover and productions in new cities, the secondary market still gets a king's ransom for entry to the megahit.