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Opinion

Beware of election meddling by Russia

Editorials

No informed high official in our government disputes that Russia is doing its best to influence the 2020 election, not by hacking into computers and altering vote totals but by sowing dissension among us. In case you hadn’t noticed, that strategy worked very well in 2016 and has since. ...

It’s our turn to lend a helping hand

Community Columnists

We’re no strangers to natural disasters here in Minot. The details of the 2011 flood and other natural disasters and accidents in our community have been well-documented through the years. But so have the overwhelming examples of support our community has received in those times of ...

Where have we gone wrong?

Letters to the Editor

Warren Larson Bismarck I spent a lifetime working in K-12 education. Often talking with adolescents about their newly found “rights and freedoms.” I’d share the three-legged stool that our freedoms and rights were built upon. Two legs are freedom and rights. The third leg ...

Politicians on the take?

National Columnists

Politicians shut down businesses because of COVID-19. But the rules don’t apply to everyone. In San Francisco, gyms were forced to close, but government gyms stayed open. In my new video, we see a Dallas woman being jailed for keeping her salon open and a New Jersey man getting ...

Measure No. 2 will make initiatives expensive

Community Columnists

Measure No. 2 on the November ballot has been proposed by the Legislature to make the proposal and adoption of amendments to the state constitution so expensive that ordinary citizens will be ruled out of the process. At the present time, the constitution provides for citizen-inspired ...

Biden tactics tiring

Letters to the Editor

Betty Naaden Bismarck I must confess I am sick and tired of hearing presidential candidate Joe Biden condemn President Trump of not dealing quickly and properly with threat of the coronavirus. Again and again, Biden disputes the president’s explanation of not wanting to cause a panic. ...

Lawn-sign virtue signaling and the death of politics

National Columnists

This week, America’s West Coast found itself on fire. Millions of acres have burned across California, Oregon and Washington. The smoke clouds have been so immense that they have blotted out the sun in certain areas; air quality has been so poor that hundreds of thousands of people have been ...

A lesson in flag etiquette

Letters to the Editor

Mary Ellen Huff Minot Sept. 10th edition of Minot Daily: Publisher Bob Patchen wrote ‘his opinion’ under the guise of ‘Our Opinion’. Bob, your opinion speaks not for the majority. Fight for sexual freedom in your own bedroom and cease using God’s Word out of context. Mayor ...

Thanks for standing up

Letters to the Editor

Eileen Dolan Gillund Language Arts teacher, Souris River High School I just wanted to say “nice job” on the editorial backing the Minot City Council for flying the Rainbow Flag. As a teacher at the Alternative school, we serve many students that do not feel they belong at the ...

No harm in flying Pride flag

Letters to the Editor

Barry Nelson, Organizer North Dakota Human Rights Coalition North Dakota Human Rights Coalition states unequivocally its support of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community in Minot and throughout North Dakota. Proudly we partner with Magic City Equality and were a ...

Don’t tread on me

Letters to the Editor

Michael Huff Minot I would like to fly the Stars and Bars Confederate flag at city hall as a memorial to all the Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. Next I want to fly the Jewish flag in honor to our Jewish brothers and sisters who are persecuted every day and every ...

The hit-job parade of anti-Trump authors

National Columnists

It must be fall campaign season, because our incredibly tilted Democratic media are rotating through a series of authors ripping into President Donald Trump. Start with the most overpraised journalist in Washington, Bob Woodward, who is the same age as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ...

President Trump brokers Middle East peace and prosperity

National Columnists

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman observed in a column he wrote in 1996 that “no two countries that both have a McDonald’s have ever fought a war against each other.” Some have looked into how ironclad this rule is. But, in general, the point is pretty powerful. The ...

Maintain keen eye on national debt

Editorials

Members of Congress and the White House had no realistic option but to approve about $3 trillion in emergency spending to battle COVID-19’s devastating impact on the economy. Even more federal money may have to be appropriated for the purpose. But last week, we were reminded of another ...

The Democrats pick the criminal

National Columnists

On Aug. 23, 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer. The original video, which only included the last moments of the incident, gave no context for the incident. But further video and police reports made clear what happened. According ...

COVID-19 not over yet

Editorials

Remember just a few months ago when some disease analysts who had been predicting COVID-19 would kill 200,000 Americans were being ridiculed by some people? For a time, it appeared the pandemic would claim fewer than 100,000 lives in our country. But on Sunday, the tally had topped 194,000. ...

The folly of Biden’s COVID-19 advisers

National Columnists

The leftist media are claiming Joe Biden has an all-star team of experts ready to take over and vanquish the virus. In truth, they’re undermining the single thing this nation needs to resume normal life — a vaccine. They’d also bring back the dangerous Obama-era idea of making people 65 ...

Americans against unconstitutional mask mandates

National Columnists

Good news: The anti-mask mandate movement is gaining steam. Americans yearning to breathe free are waking up from their pandemic stupor. Common sense and constitutional principles, now more than ever, are vital to a sovereign nation’s health. On Monday, a federal judge rescinded Democratic ...

Parties need to vet all candidates

Editorials

Our liberties rest only on the willingness of good men and women to charge into the fray of politics when they think change is needed in government. But merely getting into the battle is not enough. One must be willing to remain engaged. In that light, what happened last week in Georgia ...