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Don't give up yet on Fairview, University of Minnesota Physicians merger

Fairview and the University of Minnesota seem like logical partners for the creation of a full-service academic health system. In 1997, Fairview took ownership of the financially distressed hospital now known as the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

This proposed combination is too promising to pass up.

Sack cartoon: A depiction of Republican unity


A depiction of Republican unity

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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.


A victory for voting rights in Texas

Court's ruling is a signal that other states should pay attention to.


Sack cartoon: It's Tim Kaine


Centrist Tim Kaine is a safe pick for Clinton

Virginia senator has reputation for bipartisanship that strengthens ticket.


Beware the dark words of an authoritarian strongman

We have never had a candidate whose speech was so un-Republican and undemocratic.


In Trump's America, signs of the apocalypse

The nominee played on people's real fears and pains to exaggerate his vague, simplistic solutions.


Readers Write (July 23): Donald Trump, nominee; ideology and values; fighting sexual harassment, and talking about the weather

He's a man with mysterious answers.


Minnesota Board of Teaching fails court test on licensing

Citizens who care about quality education should be at wit's end.


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.


Hillary Clinton is getting no quarter on behalf of equality

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


PolitiFact: The track record of Trump's acceptance speech

Fifteen of the Republican nominee's statements get put to the fact-checking test and produce the following range of results


Readers Write (July 24): The Trump base, Delta's MSP-to-Tokyo service, bare arms on female broadcasters

Not all Christians are with Trump, or against Clinton.


Those looked to for leadership should cool the rhetoric on race

President Obama is starting to get it. Still wondering about Gov. Mark Dayton.


Donald Trump: The Dark Knight

The nominee strides forward as a brooding super hero for a blood-drenched world.