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Opinion

At very least, we are better than…

Editorials

A year ago, a Bernie Sanders fan tried to assassinate a group of Republican congressmen playing ball on their off time. A former Secretary of State says there is no reason to be civil to the opposition party because they disagree on policy. Leadership of one party calls for the physical ...

2018 midterms: All about Obama

National Columnists

Former President Selfie Stick is back in action, firing up Democrats before the midterms with his signature rallying cries: I, I, I, I! Me, me, me! My, my, my! According to a tally by The American Mirror's Kyle Olson, Barack Obama's campaign speech Monday for Nevada Senate Democratic ...

Grandstanding isn’t leadership

Editorials

Grandstanding, pandering and virtue signaling are some of the least savory aspects of election season, yet they are also certain signs that voting is or soon will be underway. Look no further than a press conference this week by Rep. Larry Bellew, R-Minot. Flanked by Sen. Oley Larsen, ...

Politicians’ deceitful promise

National Columnists

Will you be able to retire? Maybe not. Will your state pay what its politicians promised? Almost certainly not. Politicians in Connecticut, New Jersey and Illinois are especially irresponsible when it comes to not funding pension plans, but most every municipality has promised more than ...

Price gouging during a natural disaster

National Columnists

Thirteen states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia — have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of natural disasters. Price gouging is legally ...

Good to see some workforce issues addressed

Editorials

It’s hardly news that Minot and the region have a workforce shortage, so it was good to see this issue as a focus of Gov. Doug Burgum’s visit this week to discuss his Mainstreet initiatives. Better still is to see that many factors were the subject of discussion and not just those with ...

Time for Trump to cut the prince loose?

National Columnists

Was the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald still getting as much media coverage three weeks after his death as it did that first week after Nov. 22, 1963? Not as I recall. Yet, three weeks after his murder, Jamal Khashoggi, who was not a U.S. citizen, was not killed by an American, ...

MSU preparing students for economy of the future

Editorials

Kudos to Minot State University for its decision to offer a new bachelor of science in entrepreneurship and a certificate in entrepreneurship, in addition to its numerous other business offerings. The degree programs will work with the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy, created in 2010 as a ...

Dancers go above and beyond for Special Olympics

Editorials

A local event now in its fourth year sounds like it’s a blast for performers and audience members alike. It also sounds like it would take a lot of courage for those in the spotlight. But then, it’s all for a special cause – Special Olympics North Dakota. The 4th annual “Dancing for ...

Caravan puts Trump legacy on the line

National Columnists

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Understandably so, for this is the most riveting murder story since ...

The Khashoggi response should be limited

National Columnists

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist turned dissident. He fled Saudi Arabia in 2017 and took up residence in the United States. He began writing for The Washington Post. On Oct. 2, 2018, at the age of 59, Khashoggi went to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul with his fiancee, Hatice ...

Adjourning the Court on Brett Kavanaugh

Community Columnists

The judicial branch of the federal government “will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist Paper 78. “The judiciary,” he continued, “has no influence over the sword or the purse” and “is beyond ...

Just say no to Measure 3

Letters to the Editor

Fraternal Order of Police local This letter is sent to you to share that the Fraternal Order of Police - Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7 encourages the voters of North Dakota to vote NO on Measure 3. The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest labor representation organization for law ...

Pot users less reliable

Letters to the Editor

John Steinberger Jr. Kenmare I am writing to urge a “No Vote” on Measure 3. My insight to essentially unlimited access to recreational marijuana stems from the time when I was in the Army in Vietnam. Not all of us who served there were drunk or drugged. It is my direct experience that a ...

Amazed by Minot skate park

Letters to the Editor

Jerry Fredrikson Minot I would like to “thank” taxpayers of Minot and Minot Park District for the “skate park” at Roosevelt Park. I have spent a lot of time there this summer with my great-grandson, Kane House, who is 7 years old. I am amazed at the number of young people who ...

Tax cuts are working

Letters to the Editor

Tom Campbell Grafton Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke the truth. In his words: “When it comes to small business America, when it comes to steel America, you have a champion in President Donald Trump.” He continued: “The proof is in your paycheck and that is the tax cuts are ...

Protect sacred land

Letters to the Editor

Lisa DeVille Mandaree On October 12, 2018 I wrote this public comment on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations proposed in the Devils Lake Region to the North Dakota Department of Health: My name is Lisa DeVille. I am enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation but my ...