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Wells Fargo scandal shows the value of regulation

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the House Financial Services Committee investigating Wells Fargo’s opening of unauthorized customer accounts.

It should put an end to political talk of weakening Dodd-Frank Act.

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Syria

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Rash Report: Unreal presidential race has little to offer a world of real trouble
John Rash

Debates not only need fact-checking, but should have future-checking, too.

St. Cloud's cohesive spirit shines through
Lori Sturdevant

In the week after a man stabbed 10 people at a mall, this city's remarkable calm reflected years of community bridge-building.


Too many lives are being lost to distracted driving

For grieving dads like Matt Logan, the issue is personal.


Are Democrats impotent in responding to crime?

Chicago is an object lesson.


It's long past time to make the Met Council accountable to the public

We, the elected leaders of Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Scott counties believe that time has come.


Readers Write (Oct. 1): Ryder Cup, Allina nurses' strike, Trump and taxes, campaign finance update, guns and terror

Really, you must see things to believe them.


'Going low' on the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal won't do Trump much good

Hillary's role is fair game, sure, but people who sleep in glass houses and all that ...


Defending 'basement-dwelling' U.S. fans and winning the Ryder Cup

That's the best way to silence P.J. Willett, short of a loud "Baba Booey."


End labor trafficking and exploitation

The Advocates for Human Rights report highlights human rights issue.


Readers Write (Sept. 30): Politics and transportation, suing Saudi Arabia, what Trump should have said

Anoka County commuters have it worst.


Counterpoint: If solar and wind are competitive, why all the aid?

The $100 billion in subsidies they receive now will still be needed for another 24 years.


In Second District race, a real difference in how to battle terror

In Minnesota's Second District race, Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig are polar opposites in dealing with the issue.


Effort to tie local Republicans to Trump backfiring

Democratic strategists have found that tarring down-ticket Republicans with the scarlet T may hurt Clinton.


This year, newspaper endorsements may still matter

Papers that haven't backed a Democrat in generations are turning against Trump. Good on them.


Sack cartoon: Wells Fargo

STEVE SACK  STAR TRIBUNE