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Medical providers need to take leadership role in U.S. health reform debate

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They need to be loud and strong on plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Sack cartoon: At the edge with Trump on health care


At the edge with Trump on health care

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Rash Report: A march for science — and society
John Rash

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.

Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?
Lori Sturdevant

This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.


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Medical providers need to take leadership role in U.S. health reform debate

Macron gives France a sensible alternative
Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21
Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill

Do female cops make all the difference?

Teachers and staff of color matter big-time
Global economy is growing, but threats are looming
Support those officials charged with enforcing immigration laws

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges during a forum on April 15. On Monday, Hodges said that she is a victim of childhood sexual abuse, and that she is breaking her silence so that other abuse victims know they are not alone. Her spokesman, Eric Fought, said she made the announcement to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness month, which is April.

Readers Write (April 26): Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' revelation about abuse, buffer strips, Edina and the smoking age, renaming Lake Calhoun

Readers Write (April 25): Renaming Lake Calhoun, Edina and the smoking age, the March for Science, diet soda, Trump's start
Readers Write (April 24): Cancer research in Minnesota, abortion and politics, Bill O'Reilly's firing, feral cats
Readers Write (April 23): Minnesota's budget surplus, Steve Bannon and "The Fourth Turning," war and peace

Global economy is growing, but threats are looming

Political instability could lead to bad policies, and growth is already tepid.


Open-meetings need to be precisely that: open to all

St. Paul and Minneapolis school boards take advantage of poorly conceived state guidance to close meetings to the public.


United Airlines fallout is good PR

Now that some time has passed, let's assess.


Readers Write (April 26): Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' revelation about abuse, buffer strips, Edina and the smoking age, renaming Lake Calhoun

A helpful action by the mayor, who revealed being abused.


Did social-media uproar save EPA data site?

Maybe, maybe not, but either way a message was heard.


The state of marijuana affairs, 2017

Protest takes place in the right place and right time — to get arrested.


In Arkansas, is this capital punishment's last gasp?

That state's ongoing flurry of executions is the exception, not the rule. As a deterrent, it simply doesn't work. Ditto the costs.