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The constitutional crisis that almost was

A playground near the scene was cordoned off last week amid the investigation into shootings at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among those wounded. The gunman was fatally shot.

The shootings at a baseball field nearly triggered a crisis of governance, because they could have left uncertainty over the majority status in the House.

Sack cartoon: Guns


Guns

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As history shows, political violence is a wicked thief for a democracy
Lori Sturdevant

As I saw too many times when young, it steals the public's power to decide.

Minnesota's Supreme Court must come to the rescue
Lori Sturdevant

What's at stake in battle between the governor and the Legislature is not just politics, but the state's Constitution.


Dean Rohrer/NewsArt

Congress should pass new sanctions on Russia as meddling evidence grows

U.S. Bank Stadium's governing board cleans up its act
Parade organizers should take no pride in decision to ban police
A strategic plan is needed for higher education in Minnesota

A playground near the scene was cordoned off last week amid the investigation into shootings at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among those wounded. The gunman was fatally shot.

The constitutional crisis that almost was

Bernie Sanders, the left, Christianity and the Constitution
Russia, U.S. should take more care in the air
Counterpoint: Six reasons why traffic congestion is not such a bad thing

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Readers Write: Health care reform, police shootings, minimum wage, teacher licensure, Klobuchar or Franken for president?

Readers Write: Police participation in Pride parade, health care reform, University of Minnesota budget and public input
Readers Write: Minneapolis 'chief resilience officer,' University of Minnesota tuition and budget, Jeronimo Yanez verdict, Lyme disease
Readers Write: Jeronimo Yanez verdict and response, Northstar commuter rail, World's Fair

Russia, U.S. should take more care in the air

Using fighter jets to send messages could get out of hand.


Readers Write: Health care reform, police shootings, minimum wage, teacher licensure, Klobuchar or Franken for president?

Why Medicaid matters.


Bernie Sanders, the left, Christianity and the Constitution

Specifically, how far will the left go to neutralize Christianity? Consider the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders.


Parade organizers should take no pride in decision to ban police

The hurt over the Yanez decision is understandable, but this won't help.


Sack cartoon: Pride parade and the police

STEVE SACK  STAR TRIBUNE


Hacking as civil disobedience: A dichotomy for Americans

Although it's fueled by a cultivated institutional distrust, it is illegal. This is true even though the definition of data as property is tangled.


Six considerations as the Senate weighs in on health care

Which Republican senators will walk the plank for a rotten bill?