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Neediest families in Minnesota are overdue for a boost

Political neglect is hurting the Minnesota Family Investment Program.

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump, presumptive nominee

Rash Report: Progress is possible on press freedom and journalist safety

John Rash

World Press Freedom Day, arrest in Daniel Pearl case and push for U.N. action amid a bleak era.

Minnesota's drunken-driving law could escape on a technicality

D.J. Tice

In Scalia's absence, court may deadlock on suspects' rights.

Readers Write (May 5): Donald Trump, transgender accommodations and boycotts, Jamar Clark case

We don't hate Trump voters; we're just perplexed.


For transgender people like me, Target's bathroom policy offers hope

The company's brave stand on its restroom policy is affirming and heartwarming.


How 'dialing for dollars' has perverted Congress

Our elected representatives can't govern if they are acting part-time as telemarketers. It's time to put the phone down — and lead.


2016 campaign: Oh, for the good ol' days of decent, serious politics

This cycle, both the right and the left seem to long for a nostalgic, 1950s-era version of American unity. But instead of looking back, we need to look ahead to middle ground.


The same old suspects fight attempts to control high cost of prescription drugs

Doctors, pharmaceutical companies are bucking reasonable reforms.


Trump at apogee: Beating Clinton won't be so easy.

Even when unified, the GOP has struggled in presidential races for a quarter century.


School discipline: Chart a path toward 'a world that is not yet'

Minnesota recently voted down a dangerous "expulsion bill" that would have discriminated against students of color like me. Here's why it matters to the rest of the country — and what legislators should vote for instead.


Universal basic income should be the next big thing

It's more than a policy wonk's fantasy — and it should hold appeal across ideologies.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should name their entire Cabinets right now

It "takes a village," after all. Wouldn't we benefit from knowing the participants in advance?


Don't let Iraq turmoil slow down fight against ISIL

Political schisms threaten needed unity to retake Mosul.


A troubling Minnesota Poll on Jamar Clark case, race and the police

It's even more important to push for better police-community relations.


Readers Write (May 4): 'Unhappy voters,' toddlers and guns, Minneapolis' North Side, climate change, Shakespeare and today's politics

Political change begins with a voice, and that voice is Sanders'.


Sack cartoon: The status of the Sanders campaign


Do you hate Trump voters? You've got a problem

An intelligent and decent person shouldn't back Donald Trump — but an intelligent and decent person nonetheless might.


'Lucifer in the flesh' and our age of insults

Former Speaker Boehner's characterization of Ted Cruz was, yeah, kind of funny, but is there no one to guide us away from the gutter?