Opinion Exchange

The right to marry is probably safe

Even with the current Supreme Court, there would be obstacles to overturning Obergefell.
Opinion Exchange

It's time to really see the results of mass shootings

It's time for all of us to know the physical reality, through photography.
Opinion

Manchin's betrayal on climate change

He strung along his own party and squandered an opportunity for progress.
Editorial

St. Paul's smart plan for crime prevention

Federal funds allow for substantial investment in public safety.
Opinion Exchange

Adventure and activism: The worth is out there

Keep at it.
Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Kirk Anderson on Matt Birk

Opinion Exchange

Counterpoint: What would Minneapolis be without a Park Board?

Editorial

Trump broke his pledge to nation

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Letters
July 22
Readers Write: School closures, Hiawatha Golf Course, policing, Matt Birk

Readers Write: School closures, Hiawatha Golf Course, policing, Matt Birk

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
Opinion
New Voices
updated 5 hours 40 mins. ago
Star Tribune Opinion's latest feature spotlights commentaries written by first-time contributors to our pages. These thinkers, readers and opinionated community members from across Minnesota have something to say and, we hope, inspire you to join the conversation, too.
Opinion
July 22
Editorial cartoon: Joel Pett on our civic institutions

Editorial cartoon: Joel Pett on our civic institutions

Ross Douthat writes, “so far in 2022 driving rates are back up despite the ridiculous price of gas (a return-to-normalcy indicator) but according to

What driving means for America

Playing Politics podcast
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Playing Politics podcast
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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.
“Hatred and anger are derivatives of fear — so, many times, those who are in denial of their fears will end up acting in hateful or angry ways,”

Counterpoint: The real issue for men is vulnerability

The memo from the Physician to the President Dr. Kevin O’Connor to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, photographed Thursday, July 21, 2

A dissection of the mood of the country on COVID

Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
Special report Mining and the BWCA: Not this location
updated 1 hours 32 mins. ago
The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani in June.

Biden should admit the Iran nuclear deal is dead

Opinion
July 21

Call 988 for help

Gov. Tim Walz, speaks at a news conference outside the Capitol in June.

Governor's proposed rebate checks are no election-year gimmick

Jarvis Jones is a candidate for Hennepin County Attorney.

Hennepin County Attorney's race/Jarvis Jones: It's time for a change

Opinion
July 21
Editorial cartoon: Christopher Weyant on climate change

Editorial cartoon: Christopher Weyant on climate change

The Capitol building at sunrise in Washington, on  March 6, 2021.

Fifth District primary/Don Samuels: I offer a new direction

Letters
July 21
Abortion-rights protesters shout slogans after tying green flags to the fence of the White House during a protest to pressure the Biden administration

Readers Write: Abortion, health care, recent police shooting

Editorial
July 21
President Joe Biden, shown speaking to members of the media on Wednesday. Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence

Biden's COVID is note of caution

President Bill Clinton received a standing ovation from his party members at his State of the Union address in 1996. In that speech, Clinton also decl

Federal-state balance, dominated by Washington for 90 years, gets reordered

J.D. Vance, the Republican nominee in Ohio, is part of a younger cohort of U.S. Senate candidates across the country this year. He’s 37. Still, the

The old, old Senate could soon be a tiny bit younger

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