What's needed from the next Minneapolis schools superintendent

New leader needs to focus on closing learning gaps that plague the district.

Sack cartoon: The holiday shopping season


Presidential rhetoric in times of crisis

John Rash

Obama's words carry particular weight when it comes to crises in the Mideast and Europe as well as the diplomatic “pivot” to Asia.

Leaders can learn much from looking beyond their horizon

Lori Sturdevant

A series of exchanges between officials of Minnesota and Germany showed as much — but it's ending.

Readers Write (Nov. 27): The night sky, gun offenders, Black Friday deals

We can see those glorious northern lights closer to home.

Leading with the heart vs. the brain

What a contrast : Hollande’s urgent heat vs. Obama’s lawyerly, er, restraint.

The U.S. must stand by Mali, our friend and ally

Last week’s tragic attack on a Radisson Blu hotel shattered this nation’s fragile peace.

Trump, Carson set the tone with Muslim-bashing vows, untruths

Dems dismiss real fears, while GOP is quick to exploit anxiety.

A lesson in five-finger gratitude

Watch what happens when we count what we are thankful for.

The Editorial Board gives thanks while remaining mindful

Minnesotans have much to praise — and to ponder — this Thanksgiving.

Readers Write (Nov. 26): Turkey photo, North Side shootings, Syrian refugees, National Adoption Day

A picture of a turkey farmer is worth 1,000 words.

Minnesota's turkey farmers are full of thanks

Rebounding from avian influenza crisis, we need help facing the next challenges.

The elephant in the water-quality room

Dayton was right to call out Big Ag. Farming practices have contributed to a century of harm.

Chicago's nightmare video is as bad as anyone feared it could be

City must search its soul, change its processes for disciplining, investigating cops.

Protecting protesters in the wake of Minneapolis shootings

Jamar Clark's family provides best advice on Fourth Precinct camp.

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump's staying power


Readers Write (Nov. 25): Shooting at Black Lives Matter protest, video from scene of Jamar Clark shooting, the ethics of assisted-suicide

Shootings at Black Lives Matter protest: If this was not terrorism, what is?

Counterpoint: What if 1940s Londoners had to accept German refugees?

Cartoon's message underestimates terror threat of Syrians who flee.

Counterpoint: When it comes to suicide, respect an individual's choice

In a culture of compassion, we recognize that “no one gets out of here alive” and ask what's best for the ones we love.