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Editorials

Mental Health: Enforce state insurance parity laws

The good news on the mental health front is that the state of Minnesota appears to have for the first time in recent memory actually enforced the state’s mental health parity law against an insurance company that appeared to be violating it. The bad news seems to be such enforcement, ...

Biden’s policy shields largest banks from competition

Regional banks took another market drubbing on Thursday, as the financial panic rolls on despite regulatory assurances that all is well. The turmoil wasn’t helped Thursday when midsize TD Bank and First Horizon Bank called off their merger, blaming regulatory impediments. The merger ...

Court costs that trap the poor

Nearly a decade ago, a federal investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department drew widespread attention to how many municipalities rely on funding from hefty court fees and fines, often resulting from minor automobile-related violations. This encourages aggressive enforcement and ...

Code of ethics a must for U.S. Supreme Court

It was never realistic to expect that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. would go before Congress for a clobbering over Supreme Court ethics rules. But citizens are entitled to expect more from him than what they got this week after he decided not to testify before the Senate Judiciary ...

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Crackdown on gangs Thumbs up The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis is getting tough on gang crime in Minneapolis, using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute to target three of the largest, most violent street gangs in the city. This week 45 people have been ...

Economy: Immigration would mitigate workforce shortages

Many of today’s economic problems can be related to workforce shortages, but we’ve spent little time thinking about one simple solution: immigration. An analysis by Anthony Schaffhauser of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development showed that returning to immigration ...