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Environmentalists have drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It's the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits - as yet another government analysis has confirmed.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 8:59pm

Congress has sent a $956 billion farm bill larded with subsidies for agribusiness to President Obama, who issued a statement Tuesday praising it. Maybe he should first have reread his fiscal 2014 budget proposal.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:45pm

Once the recount was over, control of Virginia's Senate was determined by a margin of less than a dozen votes in a special election in which a mere 20 percent of registered voters participated.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:30am

Time will tell whether the House Republican leadership is able to coax the party's just-say-no backbenchers to support a rational approach to immigration policy, one that includes permanent deportation relief for millions of illegal immigrants.

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:47pm

President Obama's proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would connect the United States with 11 other nations in a free-trade area encompassing 40 percent of the world's economic output. It promises to open Japan's notoriously closed market to U.S.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:43pm

Expanding coverage for the uninsured wasn't the only part of the sales pitch for the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 6:47pm

Make more - or rather less - out of 'Unsession' Our top legislative leaders say they're ready to make state government better, faster and smarter for Minnesotans. We hope they mean it.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:58pm

Marijuana is in the news a lot lately, thanks largely to Colorado's recent legalization of its recreational use. Minnesotans, though, are about to face (again) a much different debate on the controversial-but-common drug.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:20pm

The outside world seems to have grown numb to reports of atrocities from Syria - "barrel bombs" dropped on schools, Scud missiles aimed at apartment houses, blockaded neighborhoods where children die of starvation.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:15pm

Congress has a lot of bad habits, none more maddening than passing temporary tax deductions and credits for special purposes and special interests.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:19pm