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The coming November wars

November 4, 2014 As it stands when I write this column, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate toda. more »»

Jail costs getting out of control

November 3, 2014 Once again the lines have become blurred as to who should pay for the negative and costly impacts the oil boom has brought to North Dakota. The latest example is the ever bulging Ward County Jail. more »»

Incumbents always win

November 3, 2014 I’m told that the public is “angry” at today’s politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday’s election bring a big shakeup? N. more »»

A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

November 3, 2014 What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. more »»

In Georgia, a capitalist struggles

November 3, 2014 MCDONOUGH, Ga. — In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. more »»

Please vote

November 2, 2014 Over the last month, much of the discussion related to the upcoming election has been tied to some of the controversial measures on the ballot. more »»

It’s time to decide the future

November 2, 2014 Tuesday marks election day across the nation, and in newspapers like The Minot Daily News it will feel like Christmas. more »»

The spectacular self-immolation of Wendy R. Davis

November 2, 2014 Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of wa. more »»

The presumption of liberty

November 2, 2014 In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was ... more »»

A rundown on the issues

November 1, 2014 Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose local, state and federal leaders while also deciding on eight measures on the ballot. more »»

Jeb Bush and taxes — ready my lips, part II

November 1, 2014 Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush. more »»

Hillary Clinton flunks economics

November 1, 2014 Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. more »»

Fannie and Freddie must go

November 1, 2014 Say we didn’t hear that. Say we didn’t hear that rules for mortgages guaranteed by the taxpayers are going lax once again. Oh, but we did. more »»

Denial risks full-blown epidemic

October 31, 2014 A disease that kills roughly half the people who contract it is nothing with which to trifle — or to use as a political football. more »»

Heed the Round Mound of Rebound

October 31, 2014 No one to this point had doubted that Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is black. His great-great-grandfather was a slave emancipated after the Civil War. more »»

The people and the pendulum

October 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — To paraphrase Roger Miller — and, indeed, to reveal my vast store of musical trivia — America swings like a pendulum do. more »»

Voter ID myth comes crashing down

October 31, 2014 Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We’ll get to that. more »»

Last straw for Secret Service

October 30, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Why Not Minot — The Magic City

October 30, 2014 When I lived in Bismarck, I had an acquaintance who, knowing that I had lived in Minot, asked me why Minot called itself the “Magic City” and appears to think it is special. more »»

Approve Measure 5 for North Dakota

October 30, 2014 There is greatness in the way America debates and decides its issues, even when it goes to the ballot box and a campaign is fought hard or even bitterly. more »»



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