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Janet Yellen at Treasury points to era of Fed control

Biden's selection indicates that he wants the department and the agency to handle what Congress likely won't.
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Biden builds a solid foreign policy team

Adversaries and allies alike will respect the seasoned group of appointees.
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Two costly wars, and a painful admission: We lost

Both Iraq and Afghanistan fail to meet the objectives of freedom and democracy set at the start.
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Presidential transitions in the past unified, put country first

Sharply differing worldviews didn't stop rivals from close coordination.
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False election claims erode U.S. credibility

Leadership on issues like Belarus is undermined by Trump's denigration of our democracy.
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A dose of perspective regarding COVID-19

Grim numbers, but when you consider them in proportion, the word "only" comes to mind.
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Leadership: Biden vowed to restore standards, but it won't be easy

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What liberals are missing on student loan forgiveness

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How will Trump behave at Biden's inauguration?

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December 8, 2020
University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle said team cuts were due to the legal requirements of Title IX.

Pitting men's and women's sports against each other at the U is wrong

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December 8, 2020
Editorial cartoon: Lisa Benson on Democratic wishes

Editorial cartoon: Lisa Benson on Democratic wishes

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December 8, 2020
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds holds a press conference in Johnston, Iowa, on Dec. 3.

Republicans after Trump: It's time to bring back class and decorum

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December 8, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving in Washington, Nov. 26.

Counterpoint: No, the post-Trump era isn't post-Watergate all over again

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The Star Tribune Editorial Board has made endorsements for the 2020 general election. Among its recommendations are Joe Biden for president and Tina Smith for U.S. Senate.
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December 8, 2020
U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes in 2005. Sarbanes, who represented Maryland for 30 years in the Senate until his retirement in 2007, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

Leadership: Today's Senate needs more people of the kind Paul Sarbanes was

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December 8, 2020
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Leadership: Look for the mavericks

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December 7, 2020

Another challenge for strained school budgets

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December 7, 2020
Kurt Daudt and Paul Gazelka in 2018. Late last week, the two Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature generated controversy after suggesting th

Readers Write: Minnesota Republican leaders on vaccine prioritization; University of Minnesota and alcohol

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December 7, 2020

California's third pandemic lockdown is necessary but confusing

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Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune's John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.
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December 7, 2020
People demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Nov. 6 in Harrisburg, Pa., as vote counting continued.

How can so many Americans believe the election was stolen?

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December 7, 2020
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Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on getting your list to the big man

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December 6, 2020

How to help families of lost coronavirus caregivers

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December 6, 2020
The future majority of the Senate could be determined by runoffs in Georgia.

What's at stake in Georgia Senate races, and what isn't

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