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It's actor James Woods' hate that isn't welcome here

Actor James Woods arrived for the screening of “Once Upon a Time in America” at the 65th international film festival in Cannes, France, in 2012. Woods tweeted out a video of families enjoying the rides and hubbub at the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe. Many were people of color, with many of the women wearing colorful hijabs and floor-length abayas typical of traditional Muslim dress.

It's shameful when celebrities use their fame to foment hatred.

Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions and forgetfulness


Jeff Sessions and forgetfulness

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Rash Report: West must unite against Kremlin meddling
John Rash

Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.

Rash Report: Cuba trade embargo empowers hardliners
John Rash

A pair of Minnesotans in Congress from opposite sides of the aisle agree that the decades-old U.S. policy is counterproductive.


Actor James Woods arrived for the screening of “Once Upon a Time in America” at the 65th international film festival in Cannes, France, in 2012. Woods tweeted out a video of families enjoying the rides and hubbub at the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe. Many were people of color, with many of the women wearing colorful hijabs and floor-length abayas typical of traditional Muslim dress.

It's actor James Woods' hate that isn't welcome here

Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Supreme Court's ruling on Dayton veto should restart negotiations
Sen. Al Franken's behavior on USO tour cannot be excused

Kent Edwards has struggled to get justice for his mother, Suzanne Edwards, who was emotionally and psychologically abused at an assisted-living facility in Lino Lakes. The Edwards’ story was among those featured in the Star Tribune special report, “Left to suffer,” on abuse of the elderly.

Left to suffer: Ways to address the travesty of elder abuse

Left to suffer: Treat elder abuse as a human rights violation, not just task force fodder
Rash Report: West must unite against Kremlin meddling
Franken case will set the standard

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

Readers Write: Sen. Al Franken, Republican tax cuts

Readers Write: Allegations against U.S. Sen. Al Franken, lake name, World Expo bid
Readers Write: Louise Erdrich on departing Walker Art Center director Olga Viso; plus: veterans, sexual misconduct, guns
Readers Write: The U.S. and tribalism, treatment of veterans, guns and citizen responses, sexual misconduct allegations, potential transit shutdown

Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions

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Left to suffer: Treat elder abuse as a human rights violation, not just task force fodder

If this were a backlog of 25,000 reports about schoolchildren, the governor would be calling out the National Guard.


Readers Write: Sen. Al Franken, Republican tax cuts

Should the senator stay or go?


Franken case will set the standard

Sexual misconduct by members of both parties should be investigated.


Rash Report: West must unite against Kremlin meddling

Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.


Kate Harding: Sen. Franken must stay

The reality is, only Democrats are really champions of women's cause.


Michelle Goldberg: Franken must go

He, and that horrifying photo, are total liabilities in confronting the Trumps and Moores and encouraging other victims to come forward.