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'American Roulette': The role of gun laws in domestic violence

Background checks would not save all victims, but they're needed.

Sack cartoon: 'Lucifer in the flesh'

In Minnesota's Third Congressional District, things have changed

Lori Sturdevant

Enough for a legislator to try again for Congress, even against an incumbent.

Rash Report: A 1968 template to today's media-political nexus

John Rash

Insightful documentary "Best of Enemies" is part of Walker's "Cinema of Urgency" series.

Readers Write (April 29): Shakespeare and today's politics, Metropolitan Council, transgender accommodations, 'fools and fast cars,' Minneapolis roads and parks and taxes, music education

Shakespeare and today's politics: From the bard, better options than that.


We need to reform sentencing, yes, and then 'second prison'

Once people have paid their debt, they deserve a new chance.


Counterpoint: For paid sick leave, one-size-fits-all approach is just wrongheaded

The stakes for the Minneapolis economy are too high for the city to make this a mandate.


On the economy, Trump makes sense

He's talking stimulation for a frail recovery, with coordinated fiscal and monetary policies. What's Hillary got?


Minnesota policymakers, here's the right way to help Somali-Americans

Hint: Stop stigmatizing these marginalized residents as terrorists.


The etiquette of mourning celebrities in the social-media age

Are all of these displays of collective grieving really necessary?


Editorial counterpoint: The Met Council needs a lot more than tweaks

The unelected body is a barrier to a transportation solution.


When eye rolling speaks more loudly than words

Sometimes your facial expression is a dead giveaway. Ask New Jersey's Mary Pat Christie.


Sack cartoon: Ted Cruz-Carly Fiorina


Is it time to delist grizzly bears?

Yes, with population relatively stable and key precautions in place.


MnSCU hops on the rebranding bandwagon

By whatever brand, 31 institutions should start functioning as a system.


Legislature should embrace push for more orderly lawmaking

Deadline for spending, tax bills would make process more transparent.


Readers Write (April 28): The 2016 campaign, transgender accommodations, inclusive playgrounds, Christian-Muslim relations, transportation funding

Donald Trump pivots to sexism.


Remembering Prince: A reminder of the power of music in a time of budget cuts

For children, it has many benefits — and not just for those who go on to become pop stars.


Erik Paulsen: Tax information is a critical, but missing tool, in child-abduction investigations

My legislation would change that by allowing access to data that follow known patterns. And it would include key safeguards.