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Lots better than driving in circles

March 9, 2015 Downtown might not look very inviting right now but it is on its way back. History tells us that as do the many merchants working hard every day to promote the city’s first business district. more »»

Random thoughts on the passing scene

March 9, 2015 When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Raping culture

March 9, 2015 A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand new rules to “curb campus sexual assaults. more »»

A lone wolf president in action

March 9, 2015 Can the president rewrite federal laws? Can he alter their meaning? Can he change their effect? These are legitimate questions in an era in which we have an unpopular progressive Democratic... more »»

Setting the record straight

March 8, 2015 Sometimes we all make mistakes, and a few weeks ago we at The Minot Daily News made a mistake when we criticized the “Surge” bill that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the governo. more »»

The stupidest thing ever

March 8, 2015 Today, Sunday, March 8, North Dakota will join most of the country in one of the dumbest traditions America participates in each year. more »»

Bibi at the barricade

March 8, 2015 The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel’s March... more »»

Stopping the IRS

March 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. more »»

Questioning Benghazi appropriate

March 7, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sept. more »»

Family caregivers need support, not another study

March 7, 2015 There’s a group of unsung heroes that fan out every day across North Dakota. In cities big and small, they do things like give baths and help prepare meals. more »»

The GOP: A tragedy in 52 acts

March 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — I’m getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public’s perception that they’re incapable of governin. more »»

Best of times or worst of times?

March 7, 2015 Last week, John Kerry seemed to be auditioning for the role of Dr. Pangloss. more »»

Another curious reaction

March 6, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

Energy, jobs, economic growth and energy security

March 6, 2015 This week, the Washington Post Fact Checker awarded President Obama its maximum of four Pinocchios for claiming in an interview with Fargo’s WDAY television that the Keystone XL pipeline “is for... more »»

It’s prime time for Scott Walker, whether he’s ready or not

March 6, 2015 Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin Gov. more »»

A case study in media-manufactured racism

March 6, 2015 Political correctness is a pathological disorder. You can’t say “niggardly” or “black holes” or “chink in the armor” without provoking protests or risking your job. more »»

A ‘bad’ thing that’s a good thing

March 5, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Legislative damage is sustainable, so far

March 5, 2015 The best way to assess the effectiveness of the Legislature is to compare the piles of good bills with the piles of bad bills at “crossover” tim. more »»

Open Internet survives weird politics

March 5, 2015 Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn’t supposed to happen. Republicans indignantly opposed regulating Internet service, currently dominated by a few cable giant. more »»

The sad plight of Jihadi John

March 5, 2015 Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. more »»



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