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Is Paris burning?

January 15, 2015 The late Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, Paul Conrad, frequently used religious symbols to illustrate his point of view. more »»

‘Charlie Hebdo’ is not dead

January 14, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Basic economics

January 14, 2015 “Whether one is a conservative or a radical, a protectionist or a free trader, a cosmopolitan or a nationalist, a churchman or a heathen, it is useful to know the causes and consequences of economi... more »»

Questions for a nominee

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senate confirmation hearings put nominees on notice that, as a Michigan state legislator reportedly once said, “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed comb. more »»

Media cowards and the Cartoon Jihad

January 14, 2015 I have never laughed so bitterly as I did while reading Thursday’s lead editorial by the great pretender-defenders of free speech at The New York Times. more »»

Diseases still merit headlines

January 13, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

You can delegate authority, but not responsibility

January 13, 2015 Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is that refreshing, if too rare, Washington type: a workhorse rather than a show horse. more »»

Playtime is over for Obamacare’s opponents

January 13, 2015 Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread. more »»

Lamenting liberty lost

January 13, 2015 A British author, residing in the United States for the past 30 years, created a small firestorm earlier this week with his candid observations that modern-day Americans have been duped by the... more »»

Imperative that inmates be treated properly

January 11, 2015 Running a jail is often the most difficult job of county government. The reality is finding guards willing to work in trying conditions for below average pay makes staffing difficult. more »»

Poker tournament great for MSU, Minot

January 11, 2015 Last weekend, two players from Minot overcame more than 1,300 poker players to meet head to head for the North Dakota state poker title. more »»

Consider our county’s current, future safety needs when you vote

January 11, 2015 When I was first elected to the Ward County Commission 16 years ago, it was very clear to me and the other commissioners that the county needed to expand its facilities. more »»

Al Sharpton wields a special kind of magic

January 11, 2015 During the Christmas season, the national media hoped to once again dip the entire Republican Party in the mire of David Duke and other racists, to spread that taint across the political landscape. more »»

Not time to give up on Bakken

January 8, 2015 It didn’t take long for Watford City’s Alco store to be repurposed. Home of Economy, a solid business name in North Dakota since 1939, has stepped in and will open a new store there later this mont. more »»

Let’s not play politics with oil taxes

January 8, 2015 The North Dakota legislature will grapple with many challenging issues during the upcoming session. Issues of infrastructure, tax relief and education top the list. more »»

Sneering at the sniper movie

January 8, 2015 At this point in George W. more »»

Truth is, there’s no one behind the wheel

January 8, 2015 There’s an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet: “The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. more »»

State must keep its word now

January 7, 2015 For the last decade, oil revenue has put North Dakota in a very special state across the nation. more »»

Liberals’ use of black people, Part II

January 7, 2015 Last week’s column focused on the ways liberals use blacks in pursuit of their leftist agenda, plus their demeaning attitudes toward black people. Most demeaning are their double standards. more »»

The real lesson of Selma

January 7, 2015 It is not 1965. That is the implicit message of the new movie “Selma,” a stirring depiction of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting-rights march told from the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr. more »»



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