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Don't let Iraq turmoil slow down fight against ISIL

Political schisms threaten needed unity to retake Mosul.

Sack cartoon: The status of the Sanders campaign

Rash Report: Progress is possible on press freedom and journalist safety

John Rash

World Press Freedom Day, arrest in Daniel Pearl case and push for U.N. action amid a bleak era.

Minnesota's drunken-driving law could escape on a technicality

D.J. Tice

In Scalia's absence, court may deadlock on suspects' rights.

Readers Write (May 4): 'Unhappy voters,' toddlers and guns, Minneapolis' North Side, climate change, Shakespeare and today's politics

Political change begins with a voice, and that voice is Sanders'.


School discipline: Chart a path toward 'a world that is not yet'

Minnesota recently voted down a dangerous "expulsion bill" that would have discriminated against students of color like me. Here's why it matters to the rest of the country — and what legislators should vote for instead.


Universal basic income should be the next big thing

It's more than a policy wonk's fantasy — and it should hold appeal across ideologies.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should name their entire Cabinets right now

It "takes a village," after all. Wouldn't we benefit from knowing the participants in advance?


A troubling Minnesota Poll on Jamar Clark case, race and the police

It's even more important to push for better police-community relations.


Do you hate Trump voters? You've got a problem

An intelligent and decent person shouldn't back Donald Trump — but an intelligent and decent person nonetheless might.


Lincoln hadn't. Prince hadn't. Have you? (Made a will.)

It's easy to procrastinate — to avoid making crucial decisions — but know that the planning will pay off.


In Minnesota, standards for massage therapy and other body work are overdue

The work is important, as are consistent expectations. However, we've fallen behind.


Climate change: The psychology of inaction

Future threats are a mental blind spot for us — and they always have been — but there are ways to get around that.


Poll shows unhappy voters want solutions, not rhetoric

Minnesotans are hungry for more than Post-it note talking points.


Readers Write (May 3): Opioids, recycling, Shakespeare and today's politics

A spotlight is needed on opioid-related deaths. Alcohol-related ones, too.


Obama's split-strategy policy on Syria

It may be time to lean toward the one that's working.


How John Kasich has helped beget Donald Trump

He's the front-runner's deadliest weapon. Still.


For Minnesotans, plenty to cheer for in Olympic women's basketball

Minnesota Lynx players make up one-third of team headed to Brazil.


For Holocaust Remembrance Day, seeking the stories too painful to tell

From Minneapolis to Auschwitz, the memories ebb and flow, but the horrors of genocide are not to be forgotten.