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Chief Harteau has earned a second term in Minneapolis

On the strength of her record, police chief should keep the job.

Sack cartoon: Entertaining politics


Iowa and the Super Bowl: Kicking off 2016's biggest games

John Rash

There are telling similarities — and a key difference — between mega events.

Looking for a presidential parallel? Think 1968

Lori Sturdevant

Sanders-Clinton is not unlike McCarthy-Humphrey — and look how that turned out.

Readers Write (Feb. 10): Jury duty, the campaign and feminism, clearing snow, tolerance, diversity

Complaint about the inflexibility of jury duty was overplayed.

There are qualities we'll miss about President Obama

Things we've taken for granted. Things that are easier to see in comparison with the current crop of candidates.

Don't buy the hype: Republicans have a diverse party

The Iowa caucus taught us that. On the other hand, the Democratic Party's standard-bearers teach us something else.

New Hampshire: The intimate primary

You learn a lot when you can see the candidates up close. It's useful.

The case for Jeb Bush

If (when) he fails, Republicans lose their most formidable general election candidate.

60-point game caps Rachel Banham's comeback

After overcoming knee injury, Gophers star sets sights on NCAA tourney.

Church and state: A personal and public tug of war

Here's the problem with putting God's work ahead of the country's best interests, whether it's Christians running for president, politicians seeking tolerance for Muslims or (in my case, long ago) Moonies on a mission.

Residents of thriving Eagan envision suburbia's next phase

A citizen-driven effort sets its sights on more walkability, density.

Nuclear threats in North Korea, Iran: Why we can't mix and match our strategies

We have leverage to enforce the agreement with Iran. We don't in North Korea, and we need to start anew.

Readers Write (Feb. 9): Presidential campaign and feminism, Donald Trump, Islam and bias (against Republicans), undoing the snowplow's work

What role should feminism play in the presidential campaign?

Minneapolis could make big strides on recycling

Before the City Council is a recommendation to have a local nonprofit handle the service. That would be a good move in many ways.

Will Obama let go of his wish of a war-ending legacy?

If he's honest, he'll look around as he approaches the end of his term and see that the tide of war is not, in fact, receding.

Candidates: If you tank twice, why would you carry on?

If you can't make the top three in Iowa and New Hampshire, you won't win, and you're wasting others' investment of money, time and emotion.

Why Clinton's e-mail scandal won't go away (and shouldn't)

It's a real Washington whodunit — who tested the boundaries on State Department policy? It matters because the threat of hacking is real.

Minneapolis should stop, think before further restricting drive-throughs

Convenience for some is a necessity for others.