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How President-elect Joe Biden can bring peace to Israel, Palestine and...

As a rabbi, my political activism has always been based in principle, not a blind devotion to a particular political party. And while my...

Trump and his enablers have betrayed our country, and they should...

This thing that’s happening? No one knows what to call it. Despotism? A soft coup? A temper tantrum? Part of the problem is that...

These independent journalists helped keep the Reformer humming in 2020

Many of the most important stories published in the Reformer this year have come from a mighty group of independent journalists, who all brought...

Opinions in 2020: Everyone had one

The Reformer had a busy year breaking news on an anti-vaxx caucus at the Capitol, police misconduct in Minneapolis and a coordinated effort to...

What maps can teach us about our digital lives

The following is excerpted from Minneapolis author Chris Stedman’s new book “IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives.” Six months after my...

When people remember my dad, Sen. Jerry Relph, this is what...

Because of who my dad was, and how he died, the media is speaking most prominently about him as the first Minnesota lawmaker to...

Challenge Incarceration Program, saved for now, should be a model for...

Once again, husband Rod Walli and I headed out to clear Carlton County’s Fond du Lac State Forest ski trail of annual downfalls and...

What is a modRNA vaccine and is it safe?

The first COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for emergency distribution, yet only 58% of Americans are willing to take it. It’s like racing to...

To address crime, the People’s Budget takes on income inequality, the...

In the ongoing conversation around Minneapolis public safety, the central question is where to direct our city’s resources to effectively reduce crime. Some folks...

No, you’re not ‘just asking questions.’ You’re spreading disinformation.

Last week a state Senate elections committee held a hearing on the “security” of the 2020 election. Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, the Republican chair from...

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