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This isn't the time for major tax cuts or spending hikes in Minnesota

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State surplus is healthy but not a license for legislative exuberance.

Sack cartoon: Environmental protection under Trump


Environmental protection under Trump

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Rash Report: The international impact of Trump's 'enemy' tweet
John Rash

Presidential pressure on press freedom, reporter safety is at risk.

Dayton is a case study in lost ideals
D.J. Tice

Contrast his stadium-suites response with his persistence while state auditor.


President Trump arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for his address to a joint session of Congress.

Does Trump's new tone signal a real shift?

This isn't the time for major tax cuts or spending hikes in Minnesota
Heed former President George W. Bush's call for answers on Russia
Now it's up to states to protect LGBTQ civil rights

Gov. Mark Dayton was seen through a viewfinder of a TV camera while speaking to reporters.

Dayton is a case study in lost ideals

Trump is beginning to make Buchanan look good
Questions remain after the risky raid on Yemen
State medical errors report falls short

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill to repeal the ban on Sunday liquor store sales. The House already had approved the action, and Gov. Mark Dayton was expected to sign it.

Readers Write (March 1): Sunday liquor sales, defense spending, crime reporting, headline writing, protests, the Oscars and Mahershala Ali

Readers Write (Feb. 28): DNC leadership, the Jewish and Muslim communities, wages, girls' basketball, cellphone distraction
Readers Write (Feb. 27): Downtown Minneapolis, wages, tax rates, school discipline, 'inclusiveness'
Readers Write (Feb. 26): State Rep. Ilhan Omar, freedom of the press, health insurance and MinnesotaCare

Questions remain after the risky raid on Yemen

McCain should push for answers about the death of U.S. officer, civilians.


Involved citizenship: It's the sustained attention that matters

If it is true, as some pundits insist, that the Trump administration is counting on the public's indifference to have its way in Washington, then it's time to get involved.


Editorial counterpoint: On labor laws, compromise is already taking place

It's happening at the local level to deal with issues the state can't or won't address. Why not have cities be the incubators of these new trends and see where they lead us?


Regarding xenophobia: In recent days, my spirits have been both buffeted, lifted

Buffeted by a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Minnesota and nationwide; lifted by Muslim Americans who have stepped up in support.


Readers Write (March 1): Sunday liquor sales, defense spending, crime reporting, headline writing, protests, the Oscars and Mahershala Ali

Someone's interests are served. Whose? That's up for debate.


Trump's apparent budget is impossible to reconcile

He says it will make government "lean." It's really a scam.


Can Trump deliver a serious speech?

That would be one with concrete ideas, some discussion of means to attain his goals and a realistic assessment of the country. It hasn't happened yet.