Sorry, Donald, not interested

National Columnists

So it turns out I’m a friend of Donald Trump’s. In fact, I’m one of his top supporters. Also, my name is Joe. If this surprises you, imagine how I feel. Those revelations come by way of Trump himself in emails that have deluged my inbox for months. From them, I learn that when Trump ...

When ideology meets real world politics

Community Columnists

What a “catch 22” we conservatives purportedly have. We believe in limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. We believe the government should limit spending and taxing such that it funds only those things that are within its necessary and proper function. We strongly ...

Democrats setting up to lose the one issue keeping them afloat


The majority of Republicans in Washington are thoroughly confused about their own party and their own voters. Some have lost faith in Republican voters completely and written them off as racists or crazies. Others don’t know what to think. They are essentially biding time and hoping things go ...

The west’s fear that dare not speak its name

National Columnists

With the drowning deaths of 27 migrants crossing the Channel from France to England, illegal migration from the Third World is front and center anew in European politics. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed that France take back to its shores all migrants who cross the Channel illegally ...

Vaccine passports are wrong for America

National Columnists

COVID-19 vaccines are an effective tool in protecting people from serious illness and death. Vaccine passports, however, are a terribly misguided policy that should be resisted and/or rescinded. Here’s why. The inconvenient fact is millions of vaccinated Americans are still getting the ...

Vote yes for opportunity

Letters to the Editor

Andrew J. Dittus, Minot As a former Minot Public Schools Graduate, I highly encourage all families, business owners, or even parents of parents to younger families to express your right to vote for an incredible opportunity. I have watched this town grow and all the growing pains that have ...