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Politics too weird? Try the safe blandness of business

American business has never been more productive. Here, Ryan Falvey worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

While the extremes clamor for attention, the corporate world is normal, boring and, I must say, successful.

Sack cartoon: Trump's trans ban adviser


Trump's trans ban adviser

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After latest Twin Cities-area police shooting, a look at perceptions is warranted
D.J. Tice

Polling shows large gaps in views of public, police.

In Minnesota, would home-grown health care cost containment have better odds?
Lori Sturdevant

Health care policy punt to states may be welcomed.


Minnesota voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment in November creating the Legislative Salary Council, an independent body charged with setting legislative salaries. In March, the council set salaries at $45,000 per year, up from $31,140. The Senate accepted the salary hike, but House Speaker Kurt Daudt disagreed. Two legislators sued, alleging that Daudt had violated the state Constitution by not approving the higher salaries. He then reversed course and accepted the pay raises.

Finally, Minnesota legislators get a raise

Don't rush choice for next Minneapolis police chief
Trump's tweet-from-the-hip transgender ban weakens the military
Metro Transit needs revenue from fare hike

President Donald Trump, front, appeared with two former Boy Scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, at the National Scout Jamboree on Monday in West Virginia.

Scouting's ideals are utterly lost on Trump

Somali-American officer caught in the crosshairs
Keillor: Searching for my Amelia Earhart
McCain's call for statesmanship might not work, but it should

Mohamed Noor at an event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force in 2016. Noor has been identified as the officer who fatally shot Justine Damond.

Readers Write: Bias or not in reactions to shooting, direction of Democratic Party, postsecondary options, pollution in Cottage Grove, sanctions as foreign policy

Readers Write: National leadership, Trump and transgender members of the military, Trump's Boy Scout speech, NFL brain injuries, baby deliveries in St. Paul, a slice of life
Readers Write: Trump's speech to Boy Scouts, drinking and smoking age limits, Hiawatha golf course, police protection
Readers Write: Resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, Aquatennial

McCain's call for statesmanship might not work, but it should

At the very least, credit the courageous senator for great timing.


Scouting's ideals are utterly lost on Trump

The president's bizarre speech tarnished the program, and leaders' response didn't go far enough.


The Roberts court – a true champion of free speech

Critics may harp on Citizens United and other rulings, but the justices have been a historic force for freedom of expression.


Readers Write: Bias or not in reactions to shooting, direction of Democratic Party, postsecondary options, pollution in Cottage Grove, sanctions as foreign policy

Broad-brush analysis fell short.


Sessions' prime time humiliation is a Trump classic: 'Jeff, you're fired.'

Message to every Republican is to expect no reward whatever for risking one's reputation to support this man.


Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions faces Trump's criticism


Trump's tweet-from-the-hip transgender ban weakens the military

As a candidate, he promised to defend LGBTQ rights.