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From the archives: The nation's pride and heartache on Memorial Day

Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star/TNS

We'll share those emotions again this year, just as we did in 1921.

Memorial Day: Why the mournful sound of 'Taps' makes me sad

Won't we ever learn? We should all be shedding a tear over the fact that this melody has continued to be played and played and played — for generations.

Rash Report: Rising asymmetric threats may shift military's role

John Rash

Sharp partisan divides on nation's place in the world.

On what will we weigh Minnesota legislators this November?

Lori Sturdevant

National elections (Trump? Clinton?) usually drive state results. But, but, but …

Readers Write (May 30): Memorial Day, preserving your legacy, Obama at Hiroshima, health care costs, this summer's serialized book

Memorial Day: Set aside at least a minute at 3 p.m.


Politifact: On taxes and crime, front-runners run afoul of facts

No, Hillary Clinton is not going to release "all" of the "violent criminals." Yes, Donald Trump did pay some taxes, at least in the '70s.


Strings attached: The unfortunate current spirit of charitable giving

The new 'investment' spirit in charitable giving demands measurable outcomes. Whatever happened to just helping those in need?


Minnesota Legislature should take another shot at a 'One State Agenda'

But special session must avoid playing regional favorites.


Sack cartoon: The 2016 Legislature


Readers Write (May 29): What's wrong/right with golf,

"What's the matter with golf today?" Or, rather, what's right?


Restroom wars: A tolerant nation ties itself into knots

These tricky times call for compassion all around.


A Twin Cities Catholic's open letter to the new archbishop

We give — have always given, but now we need to know God's work is being done.


Amid a cascade of 'lasts,' a final napkin note

My wife and I have put thousands in with school lunches. But, of course, all things end.


Drivers, we have met the enemy, and it is us

As a potentially deadly summer begins, it's up to each person to pay attention and buckle up.


Environmentalists, agriculture industry team up on Minnesota water quality

Key initiatives to reduce runoff gained broad support in Legislature.


Stone collage is a Capitol tribute to Minnesota workers

In a new mural, Dave Roe's dream of a lasting memorial comes true.


Readers Write (May 28): Gun violence in Minneapolis, Hillary Clinton's e-mails, transgender accommodations, fear itself, mini golf at the Walker

Police work is only one tool against gun violence.


The disappearing middle class, and a nation, on the brink

Lesson from Rome: Concentration of wealth destroys democracy.


Should public foot the bill to rescue reckless risk-takers?

If they won't put down a rescue deposit, extreme athletes should test the limits at their own risk.