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Counterpoint: The Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure

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Union protections empower women, especially, to speak out about harassment.

In hindsight, Clarence Thomas needs to resign

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is pictured at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., in 2012.

For us conservatives, the "#MeToo" movement means it's time to reconsider the Hill case.


Getting ready for Roy Moore

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Rash Report: 'Darkest Hour,' but enduring light on Winston Churchill
John Rash

New movie about the British prime minister is just the latest reflection on a leader who has become a legend.

Minnesota Dems might have stood by Franken; the D.C crowd would not
Lori Sturdevant

The Minnesota senator's fall is confirmation that the culture has shifted toward respect and dignity.


A Metro Transit light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis made its way toward the stop for U.S. Bank Stadium, which will be the site of Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.

A Metro Transit strike would be a Super Bowl loss for Twin Cities

Congress should keep working on tax reform
More idiocy on guns, thanks to the NRA and U.S. House
Franken is no victim as he leaves the Senate

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Counterpoint: The Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure

ABC News screwup reminds us that reporters are human, too
In hindsight, Clarence Thomas needs to resign
Celebrities in politics: Minnesotans, have you finally learned?

Vehicles were backed up along S. 28th Street in Minneapolis on a recent morning commute while the bike lanes stood empty. The recent addition of the bike lanes has been a point of contention in the city.

Readers Write: Bike lanes, medical marijuana for treating autism, paying for government, cellphone signal inequity

Readers Write: Minneapolis parks, Al Franken, the big picture on misconduct and morality
Readers Write: The pressure on Sen. Al Franken and on Garrison Keillor. Meanwhile, in New Mexico …
Readers Write: U.S. Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he will resign

China's rise: The wealth of a nation (not ours)

A lot of people, living much better lives, in a land not as influentially far away as it once was. What do we think about this? I, for one, rejoice.


Companies need more workers with basic computer skills — not coders

Advanced training less important than knowing off-the-shelf software.


Sack cartoon: Getting ready for Roy Moore

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Let Mueller do his work, or nation will suffer

There'll be terrible consequences if Trump fires special counsel.


Readers Write: The pressure on Sen. Al Franken and on Garrison Keillor. Meanwhile, in New Mexico …

Debating Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's role in the pressure against Sen. Al Franken.


Tax plan is a betrayal, yes, but could be worse

With the GOP running away from the working class, there are opportunities for Democrats.


To turn 'merry Christmas' into fighting words is to lose their meaning

I implore my fellow believers to see that pugnacity and spite are not how we bring about a renaissance of Christian culture.