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Minnesota doesn't need to loosen "Stand Your Ground" law

Opponents of legislation rightly labeled bill as "shoot first" provision.

Internet voting and paperless machines have got to go

The integrity of our elections depends on using systems based on paper ballots.


Trump and Paul Ryan

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Are visionary Republicans history in our state?
Lori Sturdevant

A post-Watergate Minnesota GOP chairman has this advice: If there's chaos in Washington, keep it there. Put on an orderly show in St. Paul.

Star Tribune Globe to spin again as world news comes full circle
John Rash

International news events echo the original unveiling of the globe in 1951.


The walkways in the State Capitol were bustling with lawmakers, lobbyists and other interested parties Sunday afternoon.

Allow Minnesotans to review final budget deal

Minnesota doesn't need to loosen "Stand Your Ground" law
More than Mueller probe needed to assess Russian meddling
This is a terrible time to slash drug abuse prevention funding

Internet voting and paperless machines have got to go

High court has curbed life-without-parole for juveniles, but state case may open new door
A thought for critics who say baseball's gotten wussified: Tough guys don't whine
Are visionary Republicans history in our state?

A recent news article and subsequent counterpoints on the opinion pages have debated policies on a bike lane proposal for E. 38th Street in Minneapolis and on the lanes in general.

Readers Write: Bike lanes, Rep. Erik Paulsen's health care vote, women's issues, speech on campuses, U.S. Postal Service, renaming Lake Calhoun

Readers Write: Passenger rail in Minnesota, post-incarceration, teacher licensure, the Trump presidency
Readers Write: Buffer strips, Dayton veto of abortion bills, the Trump presidency, assimilation, the role of nonpublic schools
Readers Write: Special counsel appointment, household debt, education funding, bike lanes, St. Paul's image, coverage of women's sports

A thought for critics who say baseball's gotten wussified: Tough guys don't whine

Every generation regards the next one as soft and weak.


High court has curbed life-without-parole for juveniles, but state case may open new door

Recent case could dilute the effect of high court restrictions on life without parole.


Readers Write: Bike lanes, Rep. Erik Paulsen's health care vote, women's issues, speech on campuses, U.S. Postal Service, renaming Lake Calhoun

Bike lanes make our lifestyle possible.


Sack cartoon: Trump and Paul Ryan


Paying a toll to enter Wisconsin?

Momentum grows for tolling to address dire road-funding need.


Trump the man: What you see is what you get. It never evolves.

I wrote "The Art of the Deal" with him. His drive for domination, and his self-sabotage in the pursuit thereof, is rooted in his past.


Are visionary Republicans history in our state?

A post-Watergate Minnesota GOP chairman has this advice: If there's chaos in Washington, keep it there. Put on an orderly show in St. Paul.