In his 2015 book “The Nurture Effect,” Anthony Biglan argues for nurturing as the core of solutions to challenges faced by individual people, families, schools, and our larger society.
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Thousands of acres of precious urban space remain unused or misused, when they could be enlisted in the struggle for climate health and biodiversity.
Despite systemic inequality in this country, higher education remains a ladder of opportunity. Closing campuses would, in effect, remove the rungs from that ladder for legions of students.
The big talk is only going to get bigger in the coming weeks. Our nervous system needs the “little” things, too, and so do we.
I propose we reconsider our public spaces every 40 years.
Inevitably because of our current electoral season, my most recent rereading of the book conjured up similarities between the story and Donald Trump and his America.
The Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago project would add a second daily Amtrak train between St. Paul and Chicago following the route of the famed Empire Builder.
We must make our informed choice and pull a lever, check a box, or punch a chad. Like it or not, this is our burden as citizens of the greatest country to ever grace God’s green earth.
Expanding the number of Supreme Court justices makes sense for wholly apolitical reasons. The main one is the favorable effect it would have on the court’s productivity.
M Health Fairview, Augsburg University, East Africa Health Project and People’s Center Clinics & Services are partnering to open an expanded and enhanced “Health Commons” space in the Riverside Plaza complex.
Why do we have to put down others, speak in disgust of others, to show the value of the Latine community?
After nearly two weeks of conflicting reports about President Trump’s COVID-19 condition and his apparent incredible recovery, I’ve had cause to recall the years I spent as a medical-center spokesperson.
Three plans for new fossil gas plants in the region are based on a series of myths about gas versus clean energy as a source of electricity.
Unnecessary interference in the state’s elections by private security agencies or armed citizens who aim to “defend” right-wing ideology is a dangerous escalation of tensions.
If Scandinavian Americans are dismayed and disturbed by people and groups who use Nordic themes and heritage as weapons against people of color, immigrants, and Indigenous people, we should not ignore this misuse of history and culture but hold it up for study.
In the mural on the wall of Cup Foods, George Floyd is surrounded by a sunflower – illuminated from inside – and by the names. Thomas Merton wished: “If only we could see each other that way all the time.”
Journalists risk their lives to tell us what we must know to preserve democracy and to stand up when our rights are threatened.
We have many people in Minnesota who were potentially exposed, including three members of Congress, state political leaders and regular citizens who have attended Trump events recently.
With cases that concern the government’s right to discriminate against LGBTQ foster parents and our right to affordable health care access set to go before the Supreme Court this year, we cannot afford to confirm someone for a lifetime appointment who is intent on setting back our civil rights.
As our communities continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bonding bill is the foundation for economic recovery and prosperity going forward.