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Opinion

DeSantis is what the post-Trump GOP should look like

National Columnists

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News. The “60 Minutes” segment alleging that DeSantis distributed the COVID-19 vaccine through pharmacies at the Publix grocery store chain ...

Vaccine patriotism vs. vaccine globalism

National Columnists

When the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines first proved their efficacy, preventing nearly 95% of coronavirus infections in those who got the shots in test trials, a vexing issue immediately arose. Who should get priority in receiving these life-saving shots? Generally speaking, the answer, while ...

Will Joe Biden’s Jim Crow Big Lie Boomerang?

National Columnists

The big lie works — until it doesn’t. The big lie in this case is Joe Biden’s charge that the changes in Georgia election law passed by the majority-Republican legislature and signed by Republican Governor Brian Kemp on April 1 being are “Jim Crow on steroids.” This was doubling down ...

Efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine shines through

Editorials

Why is it that in the 21st century you rarely hear about conditions that were once a threat to society—things like polio and diphtheria, and many other diseases that have impacted our communities? And why have deadly flu outbreaks been reduced to an occasional inconvenience for most? In a ...

Where Are The Workers – Part 2

Letters to the Editor

Todd Berning, President, EPIC Companies, West Fargo In response to Mr. Bob Ziegler’s letter to the editor in The Minot Daily News, Blu on Broadway is on time and on budget. I wish evaluating a project was as easy as a daily drive-by. Blu on Broadway, open this fall, will be home to 42 ...

Biden bungles the border

National Columnists

With every day that passes, Democrats are taking a step closer to becoming the party of drugs, cartels and human traffickers --a grave threat to America’s national security. The Biden administration’s reckless open borders policy has caused chaos and human suffering at the southern ...

The bitter realities of growing old

Community Columnists

After one week in first grade, my daughter came home with a conclusion about life: “Life is hard and then you die.” She had homework. Fast forward that through job losses, divorces, chronic ailments and famiy tragedies for 60 years and we are on the cusp of old age. She was right. We have ...

America is being punished by God

Letters to the Editor

Steven Moen, Minot What has happened to our country, you know the one where all men are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights such as life liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Where did it go? Since the self proclaimed dictator Biden signed over 50 ...

What happened to Biden’s unity agenda?

National Columnists

Less than three months ago, President Joe Biden stood in front of the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots and delivered his inaugural address. He called for unity, and Americans who see a politically fractured country welcomed it. He could have then put together an agenda that would ...

Keep questioning the “facts”

Letters to the Editor

M.L. Berg, Minot Republicans have been making rather a point of fact-checking President Biden’s remarks of late. This is a welcome change from their refusal to undertake presidential fact checking during the previous administration. Fact checkers at the Washington Post have attributed over ...

With apologies to the sheep

Letters to the Editor

Steve Peterson, Minot Reading the paper this weekend, I was sickened by the article that chastised HB1323 while promoting mask mandates as a tool that’s saved many lives. (Renae Moch, Bismarck) Before drinking the Kool-Aid, I would suggest considering this: when state and many local ...

Voter restrictions over-stated

Letters to the Editor

Christopher Jones, Minot Help! My civil rights are being violated! This dawned on me as I followed the never-ending debate about voter suppression. As I understand it, the basic requirements for voting in all states are along these lines: 1) Register in advance. 2) Provide identification ...

Is this what you voted for?

National Columnists

I’ve noticed that the Joe Biden voters I know personally -- as well as those I have followed on social media for some time -- have grown remarkably quiet since Biden entered the White House. I’m not talking about professionally clueless Hollywood celebrities, Democratic Party operatives or ...

I’m a capitalist, Mr. President, but you’re not

National Columnists

Back in the day when “Saturday Night Live” was funny, Chevy Chase would open the “Weekend Update” segment by saying, “I’m Chevy Chase ... and you’re not.” That line came to mind over President Biden’s massive tax-and-spend proposals, which are unlike anything since FDR, ...

Small wonder the church is shrinking

National Columnists

So, it seems the church is shrinking. The mosque and synagogue, too, for that matter. Not that this is breaking news. It has long been known that the numbers of Americans who belong to religious organizations are dwindling. But last week, that decline hit a milestone. For the first time since ...

Needed from Democrats: A realistic case for optimism

National Columnists

The differences between an ideologue -- someone who subscribes completely to a political ideology (whether conservative or liberal) and a pragmatist -- someone who is concerned almost exclusively with the practical results of a specific public policy -- is the biggest divide in American ...

The political benefits of building back boring

National Columnists

Joe Biden is embarking on the biggest government initiative in more than a half-century, “unlike anything we have seen or done since we built the interstate highway system and the space race decades go,” he says. But when it comes to details, it sounds as boring as fixing the ...