Understood, presidential campaigns are about winning. They are not about candidates offending large numbers of core supporters and others by pursuing a keenly contentious social issue such as family...Read full article
Americans get along better than we give ourselves credit for — and our musicians and sports teams give us a place to celebrate that. Much has been said this year, especially in recent weeks, about t...Read full article
I rise in praise of superficial relationships among America’s 320 million or so men, women, and younger people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social clas...Read full article
For all the barriers to learning and efforts at school reform, what happened to showing up? A recent Star Tribune editorial (“School reform starts with kids showing up,” Sept. 20) touched all the ...Read full article
There is, in fact, quantitative analysis applicable to a recent commentary, but this is an issue that also can (and should) be discussed qualitatively — and with grace. This Counterpoint originall...Read full post
The Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota appointed a committee last week to lead the search for a new president, as current president Eric Kaler will step down next year. Nothing in the S...Read full post
People in Policy: Mitch Pearlstein...
Mitch Pearlstein on the Mary Hanson Show (7.21.16, 30 min.)...