Commentary

Teachers write: We are committed to ending racial injustice in our...

Juneteenth is supposed to be a momentous and jubilant occasion, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.  The celebration...

Even if not getting physically sick, children are being affected by...

Thankfully, children have been spared the worst when it comes to the COVID-19 illness, but that doesn’t mean they have escaped its toll. In...

A conservative climate change activist on poisonous partisanship

As a former lobbyist and a self-professed State Capitol geek, I used to think divided government promotes bipartisanship, positive civil discourse, and the kind...

Daily Reformer: Walz to give out federal CARES Act money

Good day.  Wouldn’t be an election year without a Democratic circular firing squad, or a Daily Reformer without some inside buzz.  Two DFL sources expressed frustration...

The court’s DACA order is a reprieve, but only that

I was outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. a week ago as the news came down that in a 5-4 ruling, a conservative...

Daily Reformer: The Baltimore cautionary tale

Good morning. For Daily Reformer in your in-box, sign up here.  Minneapolis shooting victims are adding up — more than 90 since May 26, including at...

Daily Reformer: A deal on police reform that both sides can...

Good afternoon. To get Daily Reformer in your in-box every day, go here. Happy Juneteenth, which many Black Americans observe as the day the Union...

Daily Reformer: The world is watching, senators

The Minnesota state Senate debated police and criminal justice reform for 12 hours Tuesday and with the world watching came away with minimalist, CYA...

As the pandemic marches on, so does the Trump administration’s war...

As the COVID-19 crisis continues in Minnesota and across the country, the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers are still working to take accessible health...

Go big or go home: A massive infrastructure bill would benefit...

As the Legislature moves toward an anticipated special session this week, two things are abundantly clear: Minnesota needs a big infrastructure bill — known in...