Climate conference offers an opportunity for a global response

Post-Paris implementation of an agreement is what will matter most.

Separation of powers: We must rein in today's rule by experts

Courts are too permissive about letting Congress delegate power to the agencies.

Ann Lenczewski's thoughts on taxes, after 17 years in the Legislature

Lori Sturdevant

She's been a type of politician that doesn't come along often.

Municipal liquor stores: Minnesota cities don't belong in this business

Some make money, some lose money, but either way, these are monopolies that make no sense.

Readers Write (Nov. 30): Community solar gardens, cover crops, U 9/11 recognition, flunking candidates

If you check the fine print, you'll see that solar power does add value to the grid.

Pendulum against prostate screening has swung too far

How to “screen smarter” while avoiding unnecessary treatment.

Water quality is a worthy signature issue for Dayton

Summit can lead to cleaner lakes and streams for future Minnesotans.

Sack cartoon: The holiday shopping season


Readers Write (Nov. 29): Sheltered workshops, package delivery,

In praise of my son's training at a sheltered workshop.

Of America and race and erasing history

This country doesn’t have to hate itself to beat racism. We’re not so good at self-loathing, anyway — but we’re decent at reinvention.

Life choices: Be alert — direction can come from anywhere

For my wife and me, advice came from under the table at a professor's party.

The age of terror: Is the American standard of free speech outdated?

To answer, it's helpful to consider legal history at its highest level.

Blame U.S. tax code, not Pfizer, for yet another inversion deal

The current system too often rewards system-gaming over productive activity.

Why can't Democrats say 'Islamic terrorism'?

Their twisted logic on “peaceful” Muslims makes no sense.

'Instant discounts' through MNsure take sting out of health insurance hikes

More Minnesotans are qualifying for financial assistance on coverage bought on exchange.

Rooting out a global culture of rape

We turn a blind eye to Afghan officers’ abuse of boys and deny U.S. military’s pitiful record.

Readers Write (Nov. 28): Pain medication; health care, Medicare and insurance coverage

Properly used, narcotic pain medication is a godsend for people with chronic pain.

When Minnesota's good intentions are not enough

The state's lauded progressive policies are no longer working.

Defeating ISIL without more 'boots on the ground'

The U.S. and its allies can still increase the pressure on ISIL in Syria and Iraq.