The Supreme Court this week rapped the knuckles of the Obama administration for arguing that law enforcement officers did not need a court order before slapping a Global Positioning System device on a suspect’s car and then tracking him around the clock for weeks on end. It was a welcome decis...
A new federal program aimed at cutting pollution in rivers and lakes has some good ideas for encouraging farmers to adopt better land-use practices.
Unfortunately, the program as presented has a fatal flaw.
In creating the Race to the Top program, which directed new federal dollars to education, federal officials vowed that they would yank money from any state that didn't live up to its promises of school reform.
The Minnesota Legislature has convened its 2012 session, and there is a simple legislative test that should be administered immediately so that Minnesotans can see whether this session will be about common-sense compromise or partisan politics.
Accept, for the moment, the truth of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's version of his role in the sexual-abuse allegations involving one of his former assistants. Acknowledge his illustrious accomplishments, on and off the football field.