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Personal liability insurance for Minneapolis cops is a lousy idea

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Charter measure in Minneapolis is not the remedy for police misconduct.

Sack cartoon: 'Bernie or bust'


Cartoonist Steve Sack's look through political conventions past

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John Rash
Rash Report: From 1968 to 2016 ... Trump, Nixon, and Ailes

History comes full circle for the three during the week of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Lori Sturdevant
Hillary Clinton is getting no quarter on behalf of equality

What's behind that? Perhaps it's the evolution of the women's movement.


Cartoonist Steve Sack's look through political conventions past

Political conventions can be exciting, boring, tediously predictable and full of surprises. Steve Sack has cartooned through 18 of them, preceding the last nine general elections.


Cartoonist Steve Sack's look through the many political conventions past

Political conventions can be exciting, boring, tediously predictable and full of surprises. Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Sack has cartooned through 18 of them. Take a look.


There's at least one Russian Olympian you'll want to cheer on

Long jumper Darya Klishina got to Rio without cheating.


Democrats chose Clinton long ago. But why?

The party beat back the alternatives, and now its standard-bearer is in a tight race. With Donald Trump!


Women in leadership: Remembering Minnesota's first go at the glass ceiling

In 1876 — their first opportunity to run for a seat on a school board — two women were elected "by a handsome majority."


Zero tolerance is the only correct response to fat shaming

It's bullying. It doesn't matter if it's pervasive. That privacy-abusing locker-room shutterbug and Playboy alumna does not get a pass.


Readers Write (July 27): Tone of the Democratic National Convention, the e-mail leak, a plea to Sanders supporters, the Al Franken appearance, Enbridge pipeline, tuition plans

Democrats' big gathering has a more-pleasing tone.


Democratic National Convention: A trade-deal critic watches the proceedings …

I wish the TV talking heads and stage presence Sarah Silverman had gotten two messages: One — TPP opposition matters. And two — don't squeeze the Bern.


First lady sets a better tone for Democrats and Republicans

Michelle Obama raised the stakes for a more substantive campaign.


As convention begins, Democrats try to clean up a mess

E-mails show that Sanders supporters were right to suspect DNC bias.


Clinton should look to RFK as a campaign model

In 1968, there was similar national upheaval, and the candidate was on his way to overcoming a similar sense of old vs. new and good vs. bad.


So you've been nominated for VP …

Here's some advice from a guy who's been there — me, Joe Lieberman


Dismay with the candidates: Not vote at all? In what world?

I've seen enough to know that you don't take this privilege for granted.