Opinion

Ocasio-Cortez is borrowing from the Trump playbook

National Columnists

One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I'm sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton's most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the ...

Minot airman recognized for meritorious service

Editorials

Congratulations are due to an airman stationed at Minot Air Force Base. As reported by Minot Daily News through an article courtesy of 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs, a prestigious award was recently received by Master Sgt. Philip McAlpin. McAlpin is a heavy repair superintendent with the 5th ...

Thinking about what’s right in America

National Columnists

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I'm thinking about America's future. A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country. Gallup asked the question, "Do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest ...

Esmond solving Esmond challenge as a community

Editorials

Early last spring, the Esmond community found itself faced with a challenge. After four decades of ambulance service, because of inadequate numbers of Emergency Medical Technicians and inability they were unable to keep someone on call at all times. The community had not been able to retain its ...

Higher Ed: More boards, fewer students

Community Columnists

After 11 months of study, the 15-member task force on higher education proposed the addition of two new boards to the present system. At the same time, NDSU Economics Professor Beth Ingrim is pointing to the oncoming drought of high school graduates. In an article circulating in North Dakota ...

A final salute to vets

Letters to the Editor

Richard Reuer Minot Today, Dec. 6, 2018, as I along with the rest of the country sat in front of our TV screen watching the final funeral of our 41st president, President George Herbert Walker Bush. Not only is he remembered as our 41st President of the United States of America, but also ...

Thanks and solicitations

Editorials

It isn’t very often that I share really personal thoughts in print and the truth is I was trained to loathe writing sentences in newspaper that begin with “I.” That’s often the hardest part of this column and why I continue to change it up. Don’t mind the quirkeness, the variation, ...

Kudos to Home Depot

Letters to the Editor

Larry Barnett Minot Recently, I visited Home Depot to make a purchase. As a retired USAF veteran, I was extremely proud to see a reserved parking space for a Combat Wounded/Purple Heart Veteran next to the handicapped spots. Kudos to Home Depot for remembering our wounded warriors’ ...

Think outside the box

Letters to the Editor

Chris Baker Minot Dear school board, please ditch the box constraining your thinking! There is another, better, possibility for the high school conundrum. Find a landowner, between here and Kenmare, willing to donate a section, or two, of land to the school district. As I understand it ...

It’s that time again

Letters to the Editor

Troy Johnson Williston Well it’s that time of year again. You know what I mean, PROPERTY TAXES. Tis the season for the increased statements. Looks like Williston is up to its old tricks again. A vote earlier this year for a new school got shot down, then the city raised everyone’s ...

A witch hunt or an investigation by a brutal book?

National Columnists

The nation has paused this week from its toxic political battles to remember the kindness and gentleness of President George H.W. Bush. He was kind to Bill Clinton, who defeated him in 1992, and to Ross Perot, whose unusual entry into the presidential race that year siphoned conservative voters ...

Trump has U.S. autoworkers’ backs

National Columnists

Auto tariffs were the big takeaway from this weekend's meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leaders to de-escalate their trade war. But don't be misled. The real threat to American auto jobs isn't Chinese tariffs on American-made cars. It's China's plan to flood the U.S. with ...

Entrepreneurship not dead in Minot

Editorials

What a joy to learn about a recent program at Minot State University. Students in Tracey Mays’ Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation class presented their ideas for new start-up fictitious businesses to judges and other interested spectators over the noon hour on Wednesday at Minot ...

Stop partisan corpse abuse

National Columnists

Impolite question, but it needs to be asked: Is there a Republican dead body that left-wing partisans won't use to bash Donald Trump? This week's partisan corpse abusers callously exploited the passing of George H.W. Bush, America's 41st president, to get in their digs at the current ...

Minoters generous gifts noted

Editorials

One doesn’t have to look too hard to witness examples of Minoters making the holiday season a bit brighter for others. It seems that people here truly do see Christmas as a season of giving, sharing, of spreading love and cheer to anyone nearby. One example worth repeating is our article ...

The Creepy Line

National Columnists

This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video "Socialism Leads to Violence" to be viewed by young people. It violates "community guidelines," said the company in a computer-generated email. Anti-capitalist bias? Or just an algorithm shielding children from disturbing ...

Working together to improve walkability

Editorials

Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma unveiled a new program at Monday’s city council meeting, a program aimed at improving the walkability in Minot neighborhoods. The Adopt a Sidewalk program is seeking organizations and individuals to help remove snow from sidewalks on property owned by the ...