The federal law raising the sales age for tobacco to 21 is welcome, but without state lawmakers following up, the law has little bite.
Just as a leader can play on our darker side, a leader can reinforce our deep instincts for group cooperation.
Policymakers on both sides of the aisle must come together to advance policies that provide businesses with the increased confidence and long-term market signals they need to further invest, grow, and thrive.
The University of Minnesota needs to start now reducing tuition to affordable levels, reducing expenditures to sustainable levels, and re-inventing itself as an institution that values education above all else.
It is not clear that this approach is desirable, and it leaves policy formulation up to the distortions of plaintiff legal strategy — and not one necessarily based on promoting overall sound educational policy.
Money and all that royal glamour aside, I do think it is very difficult for most of us to accept the idea that anyone (including, yes, the duke and duchess) must live a certain life only because one was born into it.
The answers are complicated. First, global leaders must unite against all forms of hate directed at people based on their identity.
It is a gamble, and this situation may fail to end the conflict, but the United States needs to assess what it will fight for with American lives. Ukraine is not one of them.
The decision involved people who are partners or principals. But the reasoning of the ruling is not restricted to big law firms or to compulsory retirement programs at them or other enterprises.
These young activists seem to know that envisioning a society melding justice and equity within the bounds of a fragile planet is the greatest challenge we’ve ever faced.
Should rapprochement take hold, a real “America first” economic renewal would be possible.
The author was not a time traveler from science fiction but Ignatius Donnelly, one-time Minnesota senator and representative, lieutenant governor and U.S. congressman.
Fossil fuel divestment has been a political nonstarter. But four things have changed that may help it prevail.
The reality is that a major sulfide mine is going to have significant, negative environmental effects. It will never be “safe” from an environmental perspective.
Insecticides designed to protect food resources may actually be harmful to food security in the long run.
Like the movement of a glacier, Minnesota’s progress toward cleaner fuels and away from oil dependency may appear slow, but it is happening, and some real accomplishments were made in 2019.
We need a renewed dedication to take responsible steps to eliminate racial disparity in the criminal justice system.
This season, let’s pledge to celebrate generously and tackle our most pressing issues while we’re at it. For my part, I pledge to bring hunger out from the shadows and tackle it this season.
The things that made John one of the giants of my life — his generosity of spirit, his patience, his commitment to a worthy cause — are things all of us can model.
Let us spend the money required, stop the criminalization of poverty, and adopt essential policies necessary to ensure that poverty is eradicated in our state.