Cities should seek common good in garbage-collection debates

Managed systems can be more efficient and better for the environment.

Having piles of campaign cash isn't a sure shot

Non-elite candidates are doing quite well, maybe even thanks to Citizens United.

Iowa and the Super Bowl: Kicking off 2016's biggest games

John Rash

There are telling similarities — and a key difference — between mega events.

Looking for a presidential parallel? Think 1968

Lori Sturdevant

Sanders-Clinton is not unlike McCarthy-Humphrey — and look how that turned out.

Readers Write (Feb. 8): Jury duty, prescription drugs, sentencing

Why people dread jury duty.

Unaccompanied young immigrants must be protected

Too many minors are being exploited while their cases unfold.

Choosing a college: A game you can't afford to lose

I've just been through the application window with my son. Here's what I learned about savvy shopping.

Yet another blow to VA's already questionable credibility

Official's combative tone raises questions about whether two managers will be held accountable.

Sack cartoon: Football and brain trauma


Readers Write (Feb. 7): Richfield High hockey, the 2016 campaign, culture clash in St. Cloud, Hollywood and race, Grain Belt sign

No more hockey at Richfield High, but so much else.

An open letter about livability in north Minneapolis

We need peace. We need police partners. We need your attention.

Man with Super Bowl video vs. the No Fun League

There's only one known tape of the first big game, in 1967. Who controls it is the legal question.

Why cheap parking is actually expensive

It's a subsidy just to some, and an inefficient way to allocate a scarce resource. Policies are changing, slowly. Technological progress may get there first.

Minnesota makes worthy push to get 18-year-olds to the polls

Nearly 100,000 unregistered voters are being encouraged to sign up.

Yes, Minnesota Muslims do face hate and harassment

Critics of "Un-Minnesotan" campaign are ignoring the sad reality around them.

Sack cartoon: Jeb Bush


Readers Write (Feb. 6): Hate speech, ethical journalism, nonstop service to Tokyo, Donald Trump

Hate speech shouldn't be swept out of sight.

There's no reason to be terrified about mosques

The president's visit nothwithstanding, Americans might be surprised at how Muslims' U.S. worship spaces are so ordinary.

I just can't hate the Islamic State's teen soldiers

Their acts are monstrous, but many of them are coerced, indoctrinated children. They must be stopped, and pitied.