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SCOTUS battle, presidential election will affect health care for millions

The possibility that the addition of a new dogmatic Republican to the Supreme Court will lead to the end of the Affordable Care Act...

Why do we fast on Yom Kippur?

Jews around the world are on the cusp of observing Yom Kippur — the Jewish Day of Atonement. This is the day that we...

The state should not be allowed to ignore the open records...

Minnesotans are demanding accountability from government officials at every level, and rightly so.  From the police killing of George Floyd to the state’s response to...

Voters aren’t used to voting this way. Here’s how to help...

A version of this article originally appeared in the Behavioral Scientist, a magazine that examines the world through the science of human behavior. With COVID-19...

Why the eviction moratorium is so important for the Minnesota economy

Gov. Tim Walz has continued to extend a ban on evictions resulting from non-payment. The most recent executive order, which became effective August 4th,...

Why I left the teachers union

My name is Lee Carlson, and I am beginning my 32nd year as a teacher, coach and advisor.  I was advocating for teachers before I...

The Legislature needs to make diversity of the teaching corps a...

In the wake of the pandemic, the resulting budget crisis and now the civil unrest in Minneapolis and beyond, the question of which agencies...

The Challenge Incarceration Program helps inmates and communities

In early August, the Minnesota Department of Corrections announced the pending closure of two of its prisons due to the state’s budget crisis. Both...

September is Recovery Month: It will work if we work it

September is Recovery Month in Minnesota and across the country. From Florida to Washington state, California to Maine, millions of Americans who are in...

Mom and Dad thought the coronavirus was overblown. And then they...

Mom was in CVS when I texted her Sunday, letting her know I was headed to North Dakota. She and Dad had been diagnosed with...
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