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WASHINGTON - The culture wars in this country have grown so acute that we can't even agree to support a patriotic, faith-affirming, achievement-oriented group like the Girl Scouts.

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 9:09pm

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...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 4:29pm

Like a few million other people this past holiday season, we bought an iPhone 4S, with its much-hyped Siri feature.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 4:29pm

America's battle with its bulge received potentially good news a week ago when a couple of studies showed the nation's obesity rate may be leveling off after about 30 years of big gains.

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 4:40pm

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.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:35pm

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.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 9:38pm

A state requirement that seniors call a consultation line before moving into an assisted living facility smacks of overreach, isn't sure to save taxpayers much money and annoys some seniors.

Sun, 01/22/2012 - 9:30pm

DFL Gov.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 4:01pm

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.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:32pm

Jan. 22, 1973 is when America started dying. That was the day that nine pompous judges created their own law, that it should be legal to kill unborn babies.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:29pm