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Mary Morse Marti
April 12
A Metro Transit bus drove north on Hennepin Avenue in a dedicated bus lane toward the Uptown Transit Station.

Counterpoint: Less parking will mean more street life for Hennepin Avenue

A look at past corridor revamps shows that businesses aren't harmed. In fact, the area thrives.
Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
April 12
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington.

Before packing the court …

Hear out Justice Stephen Breyer.
Virginia Heffernan, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
April 12
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Why America needs Joe Manchin

The Democratic West Virginia senator is a centrist voice who understands both his constituency and the issues.
Opinion Exchange
April 12

A step toward a better U.S. Navy

New study can lead to progress on racism, sexism that's still too common.
Scott Martelle
April 12
A supporter photographed a Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union representative in late March outside the Amazon fulfillment warehouse at the c

So, the union lost to Amazon in Alabama. What does that imply?

Organized labor clearly has work to do, but this particular failed effort may not be representative.
Farhad Manjoo
April 12
Activists in New York City showed their support on Feb. 27, 2021, for the approximately 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., who were vot

The force that can help Amazon's workers? Amazon's shoppers.

The thought of boycotting this business is complicated. That doesn't mean consumers are without influence.
Opinion Exchange
April 11

Biden's moves on guns are welcomed but limited

Without Congress, there's only so much a president can do.
Bill Rodriguez and Don Samuels
April 11
Rising crime is one of the many concerns facing Minneapolis residents as city elections approach this fall. Above, onlookers watch a homicide investig

These Minneapolis City Council candidates can restore our city to sanity

We must put an end to rising crime and discussions of defunding the police, and fresh leadership is the way to make it happen.
Marilyn Peitso and James Pacala
April 11
Systemic racism in health care is a problem that must be addressed.

Systemic racism must be removed from medicine

We must acknowledge our biases and act to ensure health care disparities are eliminated.
Blaine Cooper
April 10
Marijuana legalization is spreading across the U.S.

Legal marijuana will lead us to a 'Brave New World'

It's extreme, but inevitable.
Ezra Klein, New York Times
April 10
President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington on April 7.

The re-education of a public man

How Biden became a radical.
Ahmed Tharwat
April 9
Edward Said, the writer says, is the most influential Palestinian American intellectual of the 20th century. Said explained in his book “Orientalism

An Arab American's guide to Arab Americans

Newly designated Heritage Month is a departure from hostile past.
John Rash, Rash Report
April 9
Left, Sinclair Lewis inscribed his photo “amiably” to Chicago Sun literary critic C. N. Thomas, and it’s dated “Chicago, Oct. 10, 1922.” Rig

100 years on, 'Main Street' divide endures

New exhibit about Sinclair Lewis, author of the seminal novel about small-town America, opens at the Minnesota History Center.
Kate Masur
April 9
A oil-on-canvas mural by Allyn Cox of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. In the foreground, former slave Henry Garnet is shown speaking with

Lessons for today social movements, from the struggle that began before the Civil War

Change takes time. Alliances aren't always pure. Seize opportunity when you have it.
Michael R. Strain
April 9
“By distributing the child allowance as monthly income,” writes Michael R. Strain, “the government would encourage middle-class parents to stop

Biden's child tax credit has a fatal flaw

It's a paradigm shift — a monthly income, not a tax break, and for the middle class, not the poor.
Dan Gross
April 9
A customer considered a handgun in Kissimmee, Fla.

I helped lead the gun control movement. It's asking the wrong questions.

A campaign galvanized by mass shootings and assault weapons is one overlooking the bulk of preventable gun incidents.
John Kass, Chicago Tribune
April 8
Workers load an All-Star sign onto a trailer after it was removed from Truist Park in Atlanta on April 6. The game is being moved to Coors Field in De

Biden throws out a pitch for America's new pastime: race baiting

The president used the race card to attack Georgia's new election law and encouraged the All-Star Game to be moved from Atlanta.
Cedrick Frazier
April 8
The attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 shows that white supremacy is still prevalent. As investigations continue, we are learning that some of the r

We must outlaw white supremacy in law enforcement

Those tasked with protecting and serving our communities can't fulfill their roles when affiliated with white supremacy groups.
Opinion Exchange
April 8

If privacy can be assured, 'vaccine passports' are a good idea

Credentials would help Americans, businesses navigate the pandemic.
Michael Hiltzik
April 8
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, spoke at a protest directed toward Delta Air Lines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airpo

What the complacency caucus gets wrong about the Georgia voting law

Meanwhile, don't give Coca-Cola, Delta too much credit for resistance. They were meek when it mattered most.
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