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President Trump: What should be his first priority after taking office?

Published Jan. 20 2017

Today Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

Invest time in yourself and others this new year

Published Jan. 20 2017

Things look different through the filter of age and life experience.

Best template for Trump's inauguration speech? Nixon's

Published Jan. 20 2017

Even before his inauguration, Donald Trump has notched up at least one dubious achievement: He'll be the first modern president...

Inauguration: Whatever your feelings, be grateful for the freedom that allows us to choose

Published Jan. 19 2017

At 11 a.m. our time Friday, Donald J. Trump will stand on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building and...

NATO and E.U.: Mend them, don't end them

Published Jan. 19 2017

In lamenting President Barack Obama's foreign and military policies, Republicans have frequently offered a concise summary: "Our allies don't trust...

Lewis shouldn't turn on system that boosted him

Published Jan. 19 2017

My father seldom talked about his time in Mississippi. It was as if he had gone there in a different...

Trump is the waterbeetle of American politics

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Leaving aside the missing element of grace and the improbability of his ever stopping to think, Donald Trump is the...

Letters to the Editor: Trash on streets, Media bias, and Medical equipment

Published Jan. 18 2017

Have our city governments gone blind? I read with ironical humor, the article a few weeks back, the city of...

Controversial Collections: Court ponders how long can a debt buyer pursue a claim

Published Jan. 18 2017

For many here in the Twin Cities and across the U.S., the sound of the telephone ringing carries with it...

How Tillerson evaded anti-terror sanctions

Published Jan. 18 2017

As our power elites pirouette through yet another ritual transition, they often cannot help but remind us that where they...

America has a role model in Ben Carson

Published Jan. 18 2017

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his...

The Show Won't Go On: World's largest and most storied circus to give it's final performance

Published Jan. 16 2017

Readers of a certain age—those who grew up in the Twin Cities before the advent of cable television—will remember how...

Madness. Literally madness

Published Jan. 16 2017

The Navy Yard. The Tucson shooting. Everyone remembers the odd mug shot of the crazy joker—yes, he called himself The...

It may seem hopeless, but you can do something

Published Jan. 16 2017

GULFPORT, Miss.—A waxing moon. A chilly night in a brand-new year. And on the edge of a Gulfport sidewalk, across...

'Marvelous' Marvin Yagoda was a champion of fun

Published Jan. 16 2017

DETROIT—Here's to the crazies. The oddballs. The kooks. Some would describe Marvin Yagoda that way. He thought like a kid....

The Dream Still Lives: Dr. King was a man of faith, courage and peace

Published Jan. 16 2017

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mellower Trump? forget it

Published Jan. 16 2017

He was combative, angry, hostile toward his perceived enemies, defiant, evasive, and not the least bit humbled about the office...

GOP scrap of Obamacare heading for a train wreck

Published Jan. 16 2017

Perhaps the biggest challenge Republicans face in assuming total control of the federal government is how to fulfill their promises...

C.E. Palmer Award: Fay J. Durrant honored for his service to Texarkana

Published Jan. 15 2017

The C.E. Palmer Award is the city's most prestigious honor for community service. Established in 1941 and named for the...

Marinelli deserves award for the performance of his Cowboys defense

Published Jan. 15 2017

As they wandered, thin in depth and frequently oblivious to flying objects, the Dallas Cowboys were shadowed throughout the preseason...

If Cowboys can pull this off, Jerry Jones is Hall of Fame-worthy

Published Jan. 15 2017

This is not a flip-flop. This is not so much a change of heart as it is a reasonable reconsideration...

DUELING SPLENDOR: F-150 Limited vs. Silverado High Country

Published Jan. 15 2017

I was 16 the first time my uncle tossed me the keys to his brand-new pickup, a white '67 Ford...

The pleasures of the pricier people mover

Published Jan. 15 2017

The German occupation of my Los Angeles neighborhood began with the SUVs.