Commentary

Horror stories: Shielding long term care facilities from lawsuits would protect...

As corporate lobbyists descend on Washington and Saint Paul to help bad actors get shielded from lawsuits, here’s a reminder: immunity isn't needed to...

The march to martial law has fewer obstacles than you realize

President Trump’s use of federal officers to conduct law enforcement operations in Portland — and his threat to bring them to other U.S. cities,...

The Minnesota lawsuit against Big Oil is about environmental protection —...

Minnesotans place a high value on accountability. In the 1990s, we led the nation by taking Big Tobacco to court for lying about the...

More than 400,000 Minnesotans need Congress to extend unemployment benefits

Picture this: a $600 a week loss in your income, few job openings, and a significant threat to your health or your family’s health...

Congress: Extend unemployment benefits, or you might lose your job

I’m unemployed. I’ve been a journalist for three decades now, starting in the summer of 1989, when I did a summer internship at the Bismarck...

If you want to save the Boundary Waters, this election is...

America’s first great conservationist president, Theodore Roosevelt, once observed that, “we have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received.” In...

Monuments and the different meanings of honoring and remembering

When I was sixteen years old, I participated in a cross-country teen tour summer program organized by United Synagogue Youth. I have quite a...

Tale of two attorneys general shows the power, importance of the...

Two months ago, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ignited another firestorm in a season of judicial wildfires when he abruptly dropped charges against Michael...

No lawsuit immunity for universities

Universities and colleges have joined corporations in lobbying Congress for sweeping immunity from lawsuits if workers, students, or customers get COVID-19 while on the...

What happens when we dismantle the Police Department? Here’s a plan.

Long before the death of George Floyd, every one of us has carried our own internal risk/benefit calculus about what level of danger would...
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