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Don’t give booze to graduates

May 22, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

The false god of politics

May 22, 2015 If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. more »»

The withering of the death penalty

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. more »»

What if we didn’t have a Constitution?

May 22, 2015 What if we didn’t have a Constitution? What if the government were elected by custom and tradition, but not by law? What if election procedures and official titles and government responsibilities... more »»

Iraq raising questions

May 21, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

The rail fantasy

May 21, 2015 The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s... more »»

Welcome to the ship of state, Captain Hagerott

May 21, 2015 Welcome aboard, Captain Mark Hagerott, as our latest chancellor of North Dakota higher education. more »»

Is it really all our fault?

May 21, 2015 As Middle America rises in rage against “fast track” and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady. more »»

Common Core concerns

May 19, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Surviving Graduation Day

May 19, 2015 It’s graduation time once again. And by some unwritten but strictly enforced law of nature, every graduation must have a speaker. more »»

Feminism and frozen ‘huevos’

May 19, 2015 Sofia Vergara is the Spanish-accented sexpot on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.” She’s also now the center of an unwanted controversy over a “modern famil. more »»

Jeb Bush’s unfortunate honesty

May 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — You know we’re off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in... more »»

Supporting those who serve, protect

May 18, 2015 Students at Jim Hill Middle School put their Character Counts! lessons in action last week. more »»

Don’t force me to obey

May 18, 2015 Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial, but my favorite) happiness and good government, has... more »»

Third-class temperament

May 18, 2015 Like cult members awaking to find their leader swigging gin and squirreling money into a Swiss bank account, liberals are rubbing their eyes in disbelief at President Obama’s behavior. more »»

Our next Mideast war — Syria

May 18, 2015 Jeb Bush has spent the week debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. more »»

Supporting downtown Minot

May 17, 2015 It should be pretty obvious to all by now that downtown Minot is a mess. Such are growing pains. more »»

Education & Opportunities

May 17, 2015 MINOT?COMMISSION ON?AGING MENU at Parker Senior Center Meal reservations or cancellations are preferred by 5 p.m. the day before or by 8:30 a.m. the day of. more »»

The left is so wrong on trade

May 17, 2015 The left’s success in denying President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold. The case put forth by a showboating Sen. more »»

Some odds and ends

May 17, 2015 Occasionally, I wonder whether I’m alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. more »»

Rand and Ted on the Fourth

May 17, 2015 A decision last week about NSA spying by a panel of judges on the United States Court of Appeals in New York City sent shock waves through the government. more »»



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