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Elizabeth Sharrow
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

Mark Coyle is hiding behind this claim, pitting men's and women's sports against each other.
Opinion Exchange
December 8, 2020

A dose of perspective regarding COVID-19

Grim numbers, but when you consider them in proportion, the word "only" comes to mind.
Andy Brehm
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

President Trump truly wasn't all that bad when it came to enacting policy. But we need to move on.
Frederic W. “Fritz” Knaak
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

Counterpoint: What electoral consequences? In many of November's races, the GOP won.
Ramesh Ponnuru and Bloomberg Opinion (TNS)
December 8, 2020
Neera Tanden is President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for budget director.

Leadership: Biden vowed to restore standards, but it won't be easy

Consider the example of Office of Management and Budget nominee Neera Tanden.
Dan Rodricks and Baltimore Sun (TNS)
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

The late Maryland politician valued modesty and expertise. He brought special care to the review of judicial nominations.
Keith C. Burris and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS)
December 8, 2020
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Leadership: Look for the mavericks

Look for them among the politicians, among the observers, among the institutions. Be one yourself.
Opinion Exchange
December 7, 2020

California's third pandemic lockdown is necessary but confusing

Not all of the restrictions make sense, yet the nuance is well-intentioned.
Ross Douthat
December 7, 2020
Carl P. Leubsdorf
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

Predictions of Democrats running amok are farfetched.
Farhad Manjoo
December 5, 2020
The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way, but will people take it?

Will the public trust a vaccine that arrived so quickly?

Operation Warp Speed was a remarkable achievement, but the name may have been a mistake.
David Brooks
December 4, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office from the Senate floor of the Capitol on Dec. 3.

Pandemic relief is a make-or-break moment

For the first time in a while, we see a bipartisan group willing to compromise on a solution. But Mitch McConnell refuses to budge.
Elizabeth M. LaRusso
December 4, 2020
Take care of yourself during this time of stress.

A psychiatrist's pandemic plea: Fellow healers, please don't bear this burden alone

Psychiatrists have a vital role in treating other medical professionals.
Opinion Exchange
December 4, 2020

Apply SCOTUS decision on jury unanimity retroactively

Louisiana case illustrates why the court reached its April decision.
Charles Austin
December 4, 2020
Opinion Exchange
December 4, 2020

Good news on vaccines, but only if fears are effectively addressed

The gift of science is on the way. But will Americans accept it?
David Sauer
December 4, 2020
Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

Remember the price we paid in the Pacific

China's leaders might want to consider how it is that people in Faribault know the names of islands in places like Vanuatu.
Opinion Exchange
December 4, 2020
A view of a campaign signs in support of Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, and President Donald Trump, at the Fairfi

If democracy is shaken, campaign polling is in pieces

Is it time to be done with the not-so-trusted process?
Tribune News Service (TNS)
December 4, 2020
A supporter of President Donald Trump holds up "Q" sign while waiting in line on to see Trump at an August 2018, rally in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

Real conservatives don't believe in conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories aren't grounded in anything beyond paranoia.
December 3, 2020

Barr is right: Biden won the election by getting more votes

Even if Trump won't listen, the attorney general hasn't found fraud.