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Opinion

Roger Stone’s ‘cornerstone’

National Columnists

President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days before Stone was to begin a 40-month prison sentence - he and the president say he was falsely accused — reminded me of another man who was as loyal to his president ...

Not the time for threats

Editorials

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold some federal funds from education institutions, both K-12 and colleges and universities, if they do not reopen soon for the fall semester. Some governors also have issued blanket reopening schedules for their public schools. This is ...

The Republican Party now belongs to Roger Stone

National Columnists

Poger Stone is an infamously execrable force in American politics. Perhaps his only saving grace is that he’s not a hypocrite about it. Stone is a proud “dirty trickster.” The GOP kept him on a leash lest his amorality be too closely associated with the Republican brand. Part of his ...

Reopening schools a must

National Columnists

One of the greatest threats to America today is that everything has become politicized — and our nation is worse off for it. Pastimes that used to bring our country together for some apolitical fun, such as football and other sports, have now been hijacked by social justice warriors who ...

Oversight is essential to PPP spending

Editorials

What some have described as a “citizen legislature” approach to governance in the United States means that the overwhelming majority of members of Congress have private business interests. Inevitably, some of what they do affects their personal finances. Quite a few of them have ...

Reasonable liberal up for adoption

National Columnists

Dear never-Trump Republicans: Would you adopt me? I’m a centrist with left-leaning tendencies. I get along with cats, dogs and most libertarians. But I’m best off in a political home without small children. Most of all, I dearly want President Donald Trump gone. You — knowing how he ...

Minot AFB anniversary means much to community

Editorials

Happy 65th anniversary to Minot Air Force Base. Yesterday marked 65 years since a groundbreaking ceremony in 1955 on farmland north of Minot where construction began. The Minot community welcomed the base then, and it continues to welcome the base today. That support was recognized last ...

Behind media’s breathtakingly dishonest coverage

National Columnists

"I don’t think I’ve ever seen such dishonest and biased coverage of any event.” That was Brit Hume, who has been covering events for more than 50 years for Fox News, ABC News and investigative reporter Jack Anderson. The event, as you may have guessed, was President Donald Trump’s ...

The press secretary puts down bombastic reporters

National Columnists

The July 6 Washington Post carried a typically colorful headline on top of the Style section. “A binder full of bombast: Kayleigh McEnany plays her boss and his base with derisive news briefing walk-offs.” Media reporter Paul Farhi wrote McEnany’s “would-be smackdowns seemed so ...

It’s a time of transition for the City Council

Community Columnists

It’s a busy time for the Minot City Council, as we welcomed our two new council members with a three-hour meeting on July 6. Along with Stephan Podrygula, who was re-elected as an incumbent, Carrie Evans and Tom Ross were elected to serve four-year terms on the council in June. The first ...

Decency and thankfulness alive in Minot

Letters to the Editor

Matthew Klein, Minot On Friday morning, June 26, I was doing my grocery shopping at Cash Wise, dutifully wearing my mask that steams up my glasses. I was perdiodically having the usual trouble of finding items on my wife’s list. Finally getting in the checkout line, I was behind a lady ...

The new ‘systemic racism’ that is coming

National Columnists

Before our Black Lives Matter moment, one had not thought of the NBC networks as shot through with “systemic racism.” Yet, what other explanation is there for this week’s draconian personnel decision of NBCUniversal chairman Cesar Conde. According to Conde, the white share of ...

Nobody is abolishing law enforcement

Community Columnists

After 400 years of slavery, African-Americans are entitled to support the abolition of police organizations that have been the iron fist for the white society. They are unleashing their anger against centuries of sidewalk injustice, false witnessing, evidence tampering, physical abuse and ...

Is patriotism singular?

Letters to the Editor

Kate Mahoney, Marion, Mass. The Minot Daily News editorial of July 3, “Has government gone too far in keeping us safe?” promoted a personal introspection of Independence Day and the wisdom, foresight, and intent of our Founding Fathers. I should note that I was born and raised in Minot ...

Please do something

Letters to the Editor

Carrie Kjellerson, Minot Hello. My name is Carrie. My son Tyler Anthony Zimmerman died of an overdose at (the Economy Lodge) on April 13, 2020. It took 25 minutes to revive him, they got him back. After a short stay at the ICU at Trinity, he was pronounced brain dead on the 15th of April ...

No credibility on COVID

Letters to the Editor

Phil Weigel, Minot Let’s face it, any and all credibility on the Beer Virus, or Corona Virus as it’s known by most, is long gone by now. The people who tried to protest the lock-down orders were dismissed and told “you’re killing grandma!”, yet those same people are the ones going ...

A deeper cleaning needed

Letters to the Editor

Richard Reuer, Minot These past months that we in our state and community have been trying every way we can to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 virus. We’ve asked people to practice social distancing and to wear a mask. One day I was sharing with my brother my experience with being in ...

Dad sets bad example

Letters to the Editor

Bob Zeigler, Minot I was at Walmart the other day, and I was wearing a mask as I always do. Not political, just out of respect for others and myself. (late 60’s and diabetic.) Anyway, I was approached by a 5-year-old boy who stared at me and then said, “Why are you wearing a mask? Only ...

Destroying historic statues should not go unpunished

Editorials

Enough already. It’s time for us to stand up to the mobs and against the destruction of valuable and historic statues and monuments in our country. What’s going on today is reminiscent of the purges by the communists in the former Soviet Union, where history could be rewritten with a nod ...

Democratic politicking kills police reform

National Columnists

With all the hot rhetoric about race and police, we would hope that we would be having a sober, serious national discussion on the issue that would shine light, understanding and answers. But, unfortunately, light and understanding are not what drives Democrats. And thanks to Democrats, ...