The state’s leadership in responsible mining should be built on the same principles that have made us successful in other fields, including transparency, adherence to global labor and environmental standards, and consistently fair enforcement.
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Refusing to enact evidence-based policy yields public cynicism toward government and sets reform up to fail.
The landmark litigation, Near v. Minnesota, began in the Roaring Twenties. It concerned Minnesota’s Public Nuisance law, a measure known as the “Gag Law.”
The POST Board could be, and ought to be, in my view, the primary discipline agency for law enforcement officers in Minnesota.
Pressures on our supply include the likelihood of contamination from industrial and agricultural pollution, personal care products such as pharmaceuticals, the threat of aging supply systems, and difficulties in covering the costs of water treatment and cleanup.
In the Twin Cities, people are using public space differently during the pandemic.
On full display: Rep. Ted Yoho, in his non-apology to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, remarkably argued, “I cannot apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family, and my country.”
Rather than getting angry with the people who won’t wear masks, maybe we should talk to them. Find the source of their unwillingness to wear a mask.
We are taking a localized, data-driven approach to the 2020-21 school year that will put student and staff safety first.
We now must enact anti-racist policies that actively advance equity in health care, education and the criminal justice system.
We can recognize and act on our deep connection and responsibility to one another and decide to do all we can to ease any burdens that may arise with what will be an imperfect and evolving back-to-school plan.
We need a diversity of perspectives — individuals willing to be candid with each other and to challenge their own assumptions — to find innovative solutions to the problems confronting policing and criminal justice reform.
This coming school year, although we are living through troubled times, is ripe for civic learning and practicing our democracy.
As we stand in solidarity against racist practices, it is equally important that we call out and rectify the injustice within our own communities.
In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, Sen. John McCain made one of the most consequential votes in the history of American health care.
The film’s characterization of the “unintended consequences” of Borlaug’s legacy of Green Revolution aftereffects is starkly unbalanced.
John Lewis, civil rights hero and congressman, has died with his cause unfinished.
The process for obtaining criminal expungement is an obstacle course. It is in many ways designed to make the re-entry of individuals with criminal records impossible.
Over the past decade, training to develop “bulletproof/warrior minds” has invaded police departments.
The first factor impeding U.S. peacefulness is inequality. A second factor is the militarization of foreign policy and domestic policing.