Flowers and candles are left outside the Gillard family home, site of a mass shooting the month before, in rural Stanwood, Mich., on June 26. In the U

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.

The right to marry is probably safe

July 24
A crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry a
Even with the current Supreme Court, there would be obstacles to overturning Obergefell.

Manchin's betrayal on climate change

July 24
Sen. Joe Manchin arrives to chair the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, at the Capitol in Washington on July 19.
He strung along his own party and squandered an opportunity for progress.

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Through both adventure and activism, our worthiness should be re-established every day, Peter M. Leschak writes.

Adventure and activism: The worth is out there

Keep at it.
Bob Fine
July 23
Cedar Lake’s South Beach and Lake of the Isles is seen June 21 in Minneapolis.

Counterpoint: What would Minneapolis be without a Park Board?

We are the envy of every urban park system in the country, for one reason.
Ross Douthat
July 22
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

You can have your reasons not to do it, but you'll need out of your bubble one way or another.
Gary Burt
July 22
“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

That's the thread running through a recent news article, recent commentary and my family history.
Tyler Cowen
July 22
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

People have simply moved on instead of taking a balanced approach toward a still-raging disease. The public-sector response is lackadaisical, too.
John Ghazvinian
July 22
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani in June.

Biden should admit the Iran nuclear deal is dead

And that Iran is, for all practical purposes, a nuclear state. And that there are other issues for the two countries to negotiate.
July 21

Call 988 for help

Those in need of mental health care can get help by dialing just three digits.
Paul Marquart
July 21
Gov. Tim Walz, speaks at a news conference outside the Capitol in June.

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

Minnesotans' budgets are being squeezed, and they need help now.
Jarvis Jones
July 21
Jarvis Jones is a candidate for Hennepin County Attorney.

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

We must speak plain and simple hard truths.
Don Samuels
July 21
The Capitol building at sunrise in Washington, on  March 6, 2021.

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

Democrats must be the party to rebuild trust in our institutions and improve them for future generations.
Carl P. Leubsdorf, Dallas Morning News
July 21
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

Government is closer to the people, then, right? Or has top-down power simply shifted to the states?
Jonathan Bernstein
July 21
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

This year's prospective new members, collectively, could be a blip in a trend. It's up to the parties to recruit younger candidates over the long term.
July 20

Mass shootings

Even after Uvalde, Texas lawmakers aren't willing to go far enough to stop the madness.
Konrad Friedemann
July 20
Minneapolis Third Ward City Council Member Michael Rainville addresses crime concerns during a town hall meeting on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Kramarczuk

Counterpoint: Rainville's attention to July 4th mayhem was not a 'rant'

We should not be avoiding discussion of the perpetrators.
Myron Frans and Matt Kramer
July 20
A worn surveillance sign hangs on a building on 14th Avenue SE. in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis in 2021. Concern about crime in the area

Editorial counterpoint: Public safety near campus isn't up to the U alone

Our work on this has been extensive, and we welcome new ideas. But we need commitment and follow-through from many community partners.
Greta Callahan
July 20
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

Fifth District primary: Ilhan Omar is the choice for supporters of public schools

She's a champion of public education, while her opponent Don Samuels has consistently denigrated it.
Bonnie Kristian
July 20
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The real problem with Joe Biden and Saudi Arabia

It isn't the diplomacy, which is not just for friendly countries. It's the ongoing U.S. military presence and support.
Lynn Schmidt, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 20
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Reasons to cheer Joe Manchin

He's the one who's in tune — not just with his West Virginia constituents, but with Americans at large.
John Rash
July 19
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White House photographer witnessed, and captured, history

Pete Souza, in Minneapolis for a Wednesday evening event, sees similarities between former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
Becka Thompson
July 19
A scene at the 12th hole at Hiawatha Golf Course.

Plowing ahead with Hiawatha Golf Course plan is not the answer

A better way can be found to respect history and address current concerns.
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