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ISIS ‘a national security threat’

August 27, 2014 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — U.S. more »»

The media and the mob

August 27, 2014 Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority. more »»

In defense of the defenders

August 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — What is called “the” 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, “public accommodations” and elsewher. more »»

Complacency will have consequences

August 26, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Racing through nature

August 26, 2014 The story of a young man’s speed-hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail has raised some environmentalist eyebrows, albeit only slightly. more »»

The Ferguson feeding frenzy

August 26, 2014 The most poisonous “-ism” now infecting Ferguson, Mo., is not virulent racism. It’s viral narcissism. Over the past two weeks, the impoverished St. more »»

Scandals hiding in plain sight

August 26, 2014 The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. more »»

Let’s be safe out there

August 25, 2014 Minot public schools are back in session this week. Be alert and study hard, follow instructions. more »»

Free Rick Perry

August 25, 2014 It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. more »»

Policing a riot

August 25, 2014 Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America’s police have become too much like an occupying arm. more »»

Fed up with cupcake cops

August 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. more »»

Officials: Some listen, some don’t

August 24, 2014 Two events covered by Minot Daily News reporter Jill Schramm last week yielded comments that caught our attention. On Tuesday, Sen. more »»

Theater of the Absurd on display in Ferguson, Mo.

August 24, 2014 It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd. more »»

In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

August 24, 2014 The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. more »»

Is Ferguson a glimpse into our future?

August 24, 2014 “America is on trial,” said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark’s Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. more »»

The media’s Sharpton agenda in Ferguson

August 24, 2014 The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, “10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next... more »»

There should be no question

August 23, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the tw. more »»

Tuition pays for this

August 23, 2014 According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state... more »»

Random thoughts on the passing scene

August 23, 2014 I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment... more »»

Move over LEGO: Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lego’s groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. more »»



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