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Punish Russia and limit Trump's power to ease sanctions

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Penalties for Russia, Iran and North Korea need force of congressional action.

An ideological crisis of support for higher education

Polls show that Republicans doubt the value of colleges of universities. That's a problem, because dominate government. And it's become a problem, at least in part, because liberals dominate academia.


Pardon me

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After latest Twin Cities-area police shooting, a look at perceptions is warranted
D.J. Tice

Polling shows large gaps in views of public, police.

In Minnesota, would home-grown health care cost containment have better odds?
Lori Sturdevant

Health care policy punt to states may be welcomed.


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Punish Russia and limit Trump's power to ease sanctions

Durenberger rightly sounds the alarm on Senate's health plan
EPA's Pruitt signals welcome support for Great Lakes restoration project
Ratchet up Minnesota's response to opioid deaths

Members of Honor the Earth, a national environmental nonprofit organization founded by Winona LaDuke and based on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota, joined other groups and individuals in opposition to Enbridge Energy’s proposal for a new Line 3 pipeline at a citizen input meeting with the Minnesota Department of Commerce. “I don’t think any pipeline is safe,” said Tyler Thunder of Bemidji, Minn., who is Cree.

Counterpoint: Enbridge's new Line 3 simply disregards the Ojibwe people

Combat translators spoke for us. Now we must speak for them.
Liberalism: More essential than ever
Trump has a chance to dispel one of the greatest conspiracy theories in U.S. history

Janeé Harteau, then Minneapolis police chief, at the Twin Cities Pride Parade in June. Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges following a fatal shooting by an officer.

Readers Write: Resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, Aquatennial

Readers Write: Release of minks in Stearns County, Mayo Clinic and Albert Lea, vices like menthol cigarettes and drinking, journalism hall of shame
Readers Write: 'Postsecondary education for non-dummies,' sickness and dying, John Roberts' advice to graduates, a message from Australia
Readers Write: Mille Lacs fishing, Trump presidency, Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond, body image and 'ditching the diet'

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What part of police shootings are the chief's fault?

There are three ways to answer the question, among all of the other things recent events have given us to think about.


Editorial cartoon: Lisa Benson on health care

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Durenberger rightly sounds the alarm on Senate's health plan

Former Minnesota senator calls legislation a "mysterious hodgepodge."


What would it take to really change the police culture?

For starters, political leaders shouldn't undercut the effort. Other solutions: more female officers and a better understanding of what we're getting for our training dollars.


Police training: Some background on that 'fast-track' program

The effort, as originated and as still applied in many agencies, is quite stringent. Where training fails, it's not because of the program.


Readers Write: Resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, Aquatennial

What politics won't change.