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A quarter century ago, the liberal, free market democracies of the West were triumphant. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the world’s Western leaders had declared victory in the war of ideas. … more
The high profile police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights has provided fresh impetus for the much-needed debate in this country on the dramatic differences in how various communities … more
In my last column I wrote about my experiences during the American Council for the Blind in Minneapolis. I left that conference mid-week, saying good bye to my brother and his wife, and headed up to … more
Imagine if the President of the United States were willing to order members of his administration to violate the law and the constitution, while offering to protect them from accountability for their … more
When ideas get lodged in our heads, it can be tough to shake them loose, even when there’s plentiful data that argues to the contrary. Take the notion that bigger is better in education. It’s the … more
In the wake of any devastating disaster, be it natural or otherwise, it can be easy to focus on our own loss and inconvenience and forget about those who put their personal concerns aside to turn … more
Minnesota House Republicans have proposed a $4.8 billion tax plan, promoted as bringing relief to middle-class taxpayers. Yet as with most GOP tax plans, their latest proposal ladles the real … more
The Twin Metals sulfide mining project is all but dead. Between the pressure exerted by Governor Dayton and former Vice President Mondale, and the national priorities of the Bureau of Land Management … more
Supporters of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes have reason to celebrate the release of a draft Permit to Mine by the Department of Natural Resources. It’s a significant … more
Thank you for your reporting on the recent events in Greenwood Township. As a Greenwood summer resident and town clerk for a township outside Duluth, these articles have made my stomach turn. As … more
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