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Minnesota shouldn't flinch on human rights laws

State's enforcement efforts deserve Legislature's budgetary support.

It's time for America to get out of Afghanistan

"Nation-building" hasn't achieved lasting goals, Afghanis continue to suffer casualties and be displaced, and the costs to the U.S. keep mounting.


State Capitol art

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Rash Report: Brexit not an exit of U.K. creativity
John Rash

The British Arrows Awards, now screening at the Walker, show Britain's international cultural impact.

Voters do worry that billionaires buy elections
Lori Sturdevant

Trump, unbeholden to big money? Just a wish.


On flag-burning and other issues, Trump tweets, posts, incites and trolls

Through social media, he feeds lies and ignorance to 36 million people.


Macy's end could be near, but it's Dayton's we mourn

Macy's end could be near, but it's still Dayton's we mourn.


Sack cartoon: State Capitol art


Democrats shouldn't fight confirmation of Rep. Tom Price

But they shouldn't roll over when it comes to lousy health care reform ideas.


Sack cartoon: Great Barrier Reef


PolitiFact: Stein claim about Wisconsin voting machines is absurd

The Green Party candidate said the state uses outlawed machines. That's utterly false.


Minnesota should tackle health care costs now

We can't afford to wait for a national solution. And there are things we can do, such as re-creating something like the old high-risk pool.


Readers Write (Dec. 3): U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's DNC candidacy, affordable housing and gentrification, State Capitol art, Wells Fargo's image, student achievement

Would Ellison be present for the leadership task?


Rash Report: Brexit not an exit of U.K. creativity

The British Arrows Awards, now screening at the Walker, show Britain's international cultural impact.


Even with expected surplus, Minnesota should proceed with fiscal caution

Size of new budget forecast puts damper on spending and tax-relief ideas.


'Materialism' isn't always a dirty word

New focus on craft and quality redeems the 'stuff' of life.


Unions and sound policing: New evidence of an old obstacle

Police chiefs, sheriffs get overruled on disciplinary actions.


Voters do worry that billionaires buy elections

Trump, unbeholden to big money? Just a wish.