×

Opinion

Standing up to the mob

National Columnists

Joe Biden says he’ll “advance racial equity” by making “bold investments” in “Affordable Housing,” aiding “businesses owned by Black and Brown people,” establishing an “Equity Commission,” etc. Gosh, that’ll do it. Others demand reparations for slavery, more social ...

Mask mandate decision was right move

Editorials

The Minot City Council made the right move Tuesday in delaying any decision on lifting a mask mandate implemented last October as a mitigation measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the city has seen relief from the high infection rate last fall, the council is wise to be cautious ...

Get ready for 4 years of media sycophancy

National Columnists

On Sunday, Jan. 17, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with Jane Pauley of CBS News “Sunday Morning.” Pauley treated Harris to a full-on journalistic massage. At no point was Harris asked a tough question; at no point was Harris treated as anything other than an idol worthy of ...

What we didn’t talk about at Sunday dinner

National Columnists

In the pre-COVID-19 days, there were those large, intergenerational Sunday dinners when nothing was off the table for discussion in America. Even now, if we were sitting down together, we’d talk of President Donald Trump lying to his supporters about overturning the election, before he ...

From impeaching incitement to canceling conservatism

Editorials

It wasn’t just Donald Trump’s detractors who felt a sudden sense of relief when they heard that Twitter was blocking his feed after the storming of the Capitol and the disruption of the reading of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6. While President Trump’s exact words to the crowd on ...

Online censorship cancels the right of free speech

National Columnists

There is an astonishing trend afoot, and if something isn’t done to stop it in its ugly tracks, your right to freely express an opinion is in jeopardy. President Donald Trump may be the most reviled person in the United States right now, but the moves to silence him in the public square ...

Untruth and consequences

National Columnists

In a terribly unsettled time in American history, there are a few voices on both sides of the political aisle calling for “healing” and “unity.” To say that these are desperately needed is an understatement. But merely wishing for it will not make it so. To use an analogy of bodily ...

Don’t drop your guard on COVID-19 yet

Editorials

We’re going to go out on a limb and say something that is probably not going to be very popular. Despite Gov. Burgum reducing the COVID-19 threat levels and removing the regulations and making them guidelines we implore people to continue to social distance, and wear masks. Limit your large ...

The lynch mob comes for citizen Trump

National Columnists

"The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob and lit the flame of this attack.” So alleged Liz Cheney, third-ranking Republican in the House, as she led nine GOP colleagues to vote for a second impeachment of Donald Trump. The House Republican caucus voted 19-1 ...

Enough!

Letters to the Editor

Donald Grant, Minot No one will forget the tragic and shocking events at our national capitol building on January 6th. Terrorists overran the thin security forces and attempted a coup of sorts, somehow trying to change the election results they deemed fraudulent. How can we move forward from ...

Teachers unions fail science

National Columnists

Is your child’s school open now? Probably not -- because teachers unions say that reopening would “put their health and safety at risk.” They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting. “If I die from catching COVID-19 from being forced back into Pinellas County Schools, you can ...

Reasonable Americans reject unlawful violence

Letters to the Editor

Aaron Moss Minot Watching the events of January 6th at the US Capitol unfold, I like most proud Americans, felt gut punched. As a descendant of immigrants who fled murderous oppression in two different countries, as a U.S. Air Force veteran who has served deployed overseas and in defense of ...

The politics of hate

Letters to the Editor

Mike Monson, Minot John Adams our first Vice President and second President opined that “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” I am seriously afraid that none of our elected officials in Washington, D.C. ...

Donors step up

Letters to the Editor

Dianne Jeter, Minot I have worked at Roosevelt outdoor skating rink for some 20 plus years. Over that time I had accumulated a lot of hockey and skating equipment. A few years back my storage unit was broken into and all was taken. Thanks to Jordan D. Matt N. and Mary O. for their ...

Time to fix the voting process

Letters to the Editor

Dan Reinhard, Minot Now that the fog of all-out war has cleared, it’s time to fix our voting process. But how do we as a nation solve all the problems we witnessed in the November General Election or the unprecedented proceedings that happened in the State of Georgia? I believe there are ...

Response to Berube letter

Letters to the Editor

M.L. Berg, Minot In a letter published recently in your paper, Mr. Gary Berube, claimed that “there was fraud and corruption in the 2020 election (As you know there was)”. If by ‘you’ he means the reading public, then I disagree. From the start of the campaign until the vote of ...

Legislative forums still on despite COVID-19

Editorials

It is good news that the Minot Area Chamber EDC plans to host Saturday legislative forum as it has done in the past, sans COVID-19. For those of us a couple of hours away from the action at the state Capitol, every two years the popular forums are another way to stay informed. The forums also ...

Committee stirs bitter memories of election lost

Community Columnists

"The whole town stinks!” exclaimed Einar Stamstead as a he led 12 electors into the community hall for another cold meeting of the Homeland Security Committee. “That’s why we’re here, I guess,” added Old Sievert as he pulled up his face mask and headed for his overstuffed chair ...

Media boost Biden as ‘Above the Fray’

National Columnists

Pardon me if I laugh when reporters tout that some politician they like is posing as being “above the fray.” This fray is something reporters usually force politicians to confront. If politicians are effortlessly floating above it, reporters are allowing it. The day House Democrats forced ...

Hollywood elites and violent thoughts

National Columnists

Big Tech’s rush to take down and ban social media accounts or de-platform entire websites that they believe in some way caused the horrible rioting at the Capitol is based on fear -- that Joe Biden’s inauguration will devolve into another riot. Or that there will be riots at state ...