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Opinion

Some RNC officials need to go

Editorials

Republican Party leaders have one obvious step to take this week: Fire the party personnel who came up with the crazy idea of holding the party convention behind closed doors. It was a blatantly bad idea — almost a gift to Democrats. GOP leaders from throughout the nation will gather later ...

A saint goes marching home

National Columnists

In a world seemingly gone mad, Thursday's funeral for Rep. John Lewis offered a refuge of sanity and presented a confluence of humankind's best qualities — honor, dignity, humility and grace. Watching from home and listening to the eloquent rhetoric of the past three presidents — George ...

John Lewis funeral was a political event

National Columnists

Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life. Tradition was discarded during John Lewis' funerallast week in Atlanta. Like the memorial ...

Skepticism bet defense against misinformation

Editorials

Russia and other foreign foes continue to probe both election mechanisms and the political network in this country in attempts to find ways to commit mischief electronically, it is being reported. With the presidential election less than three weeks away, that comes as no surprise. There is ...

Leftist Effort to Revise American History

National Columnists

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant's first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased ...

Early voting and subverting election chaos

National Columnists

When Margaret Fuller, one of 19th century America's public intellectuals, grandly proclaimed, "I accept the universe," Thomas Carlyle, the British historian, reportedly said, "By gad, she'd better." In 21st-century America, people worry about whether President Donald Trump will "accept" defeat ...

Verendrye, Enerbase bring electric car charging station to Minot

Editorials

Verendrye Electric Cooperative and Enerbase are celebrating having one of the first electric vehicle superchargers in North Dakota. These companies are forward thinkers in this effort to bring a fast car charger to Minot. For this project the two companies got the approval for a grant from ...

It’s Time to Break Up Big Tech

National Columnists

Monopolistic companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and others have become far too powerful. They thwart competition and abuse their power, whether it's by failing to protect users' privacy and data or controlling one of our most basic freedoms -- free speech -- in hopes of ...

The Inconvenience of Neighborliness

National Columnists

A legal scholar tested Jesus and asked simply, "Who is my neighbor?" In reply, Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the ...

School re-openings in North Dakota

Letters to the Editor

Karen R. Sanderson, Minot I do not think schools should open in North Dakota. We shut them down in the spring when we had zero deaths in the state. Now we have over 90 dead and 5,126 positives, and we are talking about re-opening. Dumb. I would support a teachers’ strike, and I will march ...

Legislature trying to block amendment measures

Community Columnists

Once again the North Dakota Legislature is trying to obstruct constitutional amendments proposed by petition of the people. At the present time, constitutional amendments initiated by citizens go straight to the ballot for an up or down vote. If approved, the amendment goes into ...

Thanks to Minot Public Library

Letters to the Editor

Friends of the Minot Public Library Board members The Friends of the Minot Public Library members offer gratitude to the Minot Library Director, Janet Anderson, and her staff for operating during Covid19. While other libraries in the state remained closed, Minot’s Library staff adapted and ...

Measure sponsors disingenuous

Letters to the Editor

Trent Barkus, West Fargo In the recent letter by Lois Ivers Altenburg, she presents what appears to be a summary of Measure 3 being brought to us by the North Dakota Voters First (NDVF). She discussed four of the five components conveniently omitting the most onerous – changing how we vote ...

Please let science and medicine lead the discussion

Letters to the Editor

Faye Seidler, Moorhead, Minn. In the last few months we’ve been hearing about trans youth from individuals with huge platforms such as Jk Rowlings or Joe Rogan. Recently we’ve seen the North Dakota Republican Party approve their platform with statements stating queer compulsions are ...

Hydroelectricity has not been forgotten

Editorials

With all the talk about renewable energy in America, we have heard little about one old reliable source — hydropower. Fortunately, though hydroelectricity seems to have been sidelined by emphasis on technologies including wind and solar power, it has not been forgotten. More than a year ...

Intensifying into violence

National Columnists

"Protestors in California,” tweeted ABC News, about an incident in Oakland, “set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified.” If you’d presented your ninth-grade teacher with that sentence in your weekly writing ...

Mike Adams: Doer of the word

National Columnists

Michael Scott “Mike” Adams was a brilliant professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He was an unapologetic conservative who wrote prolifically and fought valiantly against the forces of political correctness and pure evil. He advocated with unbridled passion ...

Whatever it takes should be done to curb COVID-19 spread

Editorials

About 40% of the more than 146,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 have been residents of nursing homes. Somehow, despite knowing older people with pre-existing health conditions are most vulnerable to the virus, we as a nation allowed that to happen. Many of the deaths occurred during the ...

Pandemic v. Protestors

National Columnists

Decent Americans who are feeling perplexed today shouldn’t be ashamed about it. There is good reason to be perplexed. On the one hand, in the name of health and safety, we are being asked by government to compromise personal freedoms that we have always taken for granted: going to work, ...