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Opinion

Everything on demand

National Columnists

Reporters complain about business. We overlook the constant improvements in our lives made possible by greedy businesses competing for your money. Think about how our access to entertainment has improved. “When I was a kid,” says Sean Malone in a new video for the Foundation for Economic ...

Illegal immigrant caravans and criminal Catholics

National Columnists

The latest, lawless migrant caravan hurtling from Honduras to our southern border is as organic as AstroTurf. The Central American trespassers now number between 2,500 and 4,000. Two weeks ago, slickly designed flyers disseminated on social media beckoned them to sign up for the latest ...

Recycling a global mess

Editorials

Clearly, the developed world needs to do more about how we dispose of our trash. Just as obviously, the United States, often cited as the chief villain in that regard, is far from alone. For years, much of the plastic waste disposed of by prosperous countries — even much of that officials ...

Pretending Hunter Biden is Irrelevant

National Columnists

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump should begin with an indictment of the media. The alleged crime committed by Trump revolves around his request that the president of Ukraine investigate Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings with a corrupt Ukrainian oil and gas company when Joe ...

Fighting off assaults on Second Amendment

Editorials

Had 22,000 people showed up in Richmond, Virginia, to demand stronger gun control laws, it is a safe bet that proponents of them would pronounced the crowd to be conclusive proof most Americans want such restrictions. But when a group estimated at that size demonstrated on Monday against new ...

The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Economics

National Columnists

On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sat for a discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. She dropped a number of shocking statements — statements that elicited nothing but murmurs of agreement from Coates. AOC claimed: “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion ...

Puerto Rico reform is refreshing

Editorials

Puerto Rican Gov. Wanda Vasquez is fighting back against the corruption and inefficiency that has hindered efforts to help hurricane victims on her island. Good for her. U.S. officials should provide all the support at their disposal. On Sunday, Vasquez fired the heads of two government ...

In defense of Iowa

National Columnists

We have reached that time in every presidential nominating year when distinguished, national opinion leaders beat up on Iowa and that admirable state’s influential role in determining the two major parties’ eventual presidential nominees and, therefore, the next president. The USA Today ...

Dems smear Trump: ‘Impeached for Life’

National Columnists

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gloating because President Donald Trump is “impeached for life,” and “there’s nothing the Senate can do that can ever erase that.” Like a prosecutor telling a defendant, even if acquitted, you’re “indicted for life” and you’ll never shake the ...

Bail Reform: Proceed with caution

National Columnists

January 2020 ushered in a unique new law in New York state that abolished cash bail for defendants arrested for nonviolent crimes. Activists in the bail reform movement called it landmark legislation that stops judges from locking up the poor while they await trial simply because they can’t ...

Justice owed American hero since WWII

Editorials

Many Americans became heroes on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. One of them, a Navy mess attendant, had been told he wasn’t even supposed to fire guns — because he was black. He was Doris “Dorie” Miller, a young Texan serving aboard the battleship USS West ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors legacy of civil rights leader

Editorials

Today, Monday, Jan. 20, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to celebrate King’s birthday and honor his legacy as leader of the civil rights movement. The day, approved as a federal holiday in 1983, was the first federal holiday to honor an African American. In 1963, King gave his famous ...

Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘I Have a Dream’

Community Columnists

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 56 years ago. God placed a dream in him to share with the world. MLK Jr.’s words are very much alive today as they were spoken 56 years ago, as they seem to speak still of our times today. That is what drew me to read his ...

The New Racism

National Columnists

A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it’s not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive Democrats have openly condemned the physical characteristics of some of their 2020 presidential candidates. Joe Biden and Bernie ...

Nursing at Minot State University

Community Columnists

One of the largest and highest profile majors we have at Minot State University is Nursing. It is one of the academic programs about which I receive the most questions and feedback. The nursing field seems to constantly be in the headlines, both across the state and nationally, due to the ...

God bless the Minot PD

Letters to the Editor

Harold Mellberg, Minot Our PD needs our citizens and business owners support more than ever My hat is off to the Minot Police Department. As a lifelong resident who has been here I can only say thank you for your excellent service for the citizens and businesses of Minot. Rest assured that ...

Can Native-American kids have dreams?

Community Columnists

RFormer Senator Byron Dorgan’s recent book, “The Girl in the Photograph,” is a 196-page indictment of every European-American that set foot in the United States since Plymouth Rock. On the basis of his sweeping evidence, we all belong in jail for crimes against Native-Americans, ...

Needs or wants

Letters to the Editor

Dean Somerville, Minot This topic covers many issues when it comes to spending money, in this case, the taxpayer’s money. I am addressing a new City Hall. The City now operates with about 15,000 sq. ft. that includes the council chambers. The City now determines it needs 44,700 sq. ft. ...

Kindness was appreciated

Letters to the Editor

Richard Reuer, Minot On Saturday, Jan. 11, Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group was holding their steering committee meeting at the Homesteaders. As the six of us were gathering together to enjoy breakfast together and to start another year off with bringing our breakfast group ...