Opinion Exchange

Please, Rep. Omar, no more clarifications

Be the hope we wanted you to be for us all.
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We really don't want the Justice Department investigating Congress

It would exceed the authority of the executive branch.
Editorial

Looking for clues in Mpls. council picks

DFL endorsement results offered mixed signals on issues including policing and public safety.
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Israel looks suspiciously like a democracy these days

Its government is giving civic nationalism a go.
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Counterpoint: Brawn might come in handy for brainy 'new' cops

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Policy, not shareholders, should drive action on climate change

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Manchin is right about that elections bill

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Here's how Manchin's obstruction could loosen the filibuster

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June 14
A COVID-19 particle is pictured in this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Needed: A trusted U.S. COVID commission

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June 14
Editorial cartoon: Walt Handelsman on Cybercrime

Editorial cartoon: Walt Handelsman on Cybercrime

Letters
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Readers Write: Health care workers, emergency rooms, Uptown, Pulitzer prize, the Twins

Historic Fort Snelling employees demonstrated an artillery drill and fired a canon for the fort’s visitors in 2019. Under proposed GOP legislation,

Counterpoint: Public process must illuminate state history

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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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Savor your post-pandemic bliss

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June 14
A makeshift memorial outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on July 11, 2016.

The gun law debate in Florida

Vice President Kamala Harris addresses a joint news conference with President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura

Even if Harris slams the door, migrants will come

Given their performance over the past 13 years, it’s not unreasonable to believe that the Federal Reserve officials who set monetary policy actually

What, me worry about inflation?

A man holds up a sign against Critical Race Theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting on May 25, in Reno, Nev.

Who's afraid of critical race theory?

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Opinion
June 13

Uneven start to Biden presidency

There is growing evidence that much of what’s being sold at the grocery store and fast-food restaurants is more seductive than we knew. It’s desig

New brain science may break junk food's grip

The time has come “for deindustrializing and decentralizing the American food system [and] breaking up the meat oligopoly,” wrote environmental au

World's food supply has never been more vulnerable

Editorial
June 13
Indigenous women, children and elders were kept in a concentration camp at Fort Snelling after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

History, in full light, is always changing

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