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It’s all a clever trap, Senator Heitkamp

March 12, 2015 Dear Senator Heidi: As you know, I never meddle in your political plans. more »»

‘Just look at him’

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — “At least nobody died,” we often hear in politics to explain away some regrettable act. more »»

Obama needs GOP for TPP

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the... more »»

Bishop Ryan breathing rarified air

March 11, 2015 Excellence. Teamwork. Dedication. Perfection. Over the last three years, those words have described the Bishop Ryan girls basketball tea. more »»

Irish eyes — not always smiling

March 11, 2015 There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978. That was the date, as of this writing, I had my last drink. more »»

Return of the Clinton scandals

March 11, 2015 The grim forced march to a Hillary Clinton coronation just got a little grimmer. more »»

Is this the same Heitkamp we elected?

March 11, 2015 If there was a theme to Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s 2012 campaign to the U.S. Senate, it was the idea that she is a pragmatic leader who would help cut through obstruction in Washington, D.C. more »»

Need for vigilance remains

March 10, 2015 All Americans should be deeply grateful widely institutionalized racism seems to have been eradicated in our country. That is not to say bigotry does not exist. more »»

Lower fares no substitute for paying higher wages

March 10, 2015 The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. more »»

Email scandal won’t doom Hillary, but supporters should feel uneasy

March 10, 2015 Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie “Aliens,” to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. more »»

Why Rubio is strongest possible nominee

March 10, 2015 It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are blessed with a talented crowd of potential candidates this cycle. Fine. more »»

Lots better than driving in circles

March 9, 2015 Downtown might not look very inviting right now but it is on its way back. History tells us that as do the many merchants working hard every day to promote the city’s first business district. more »»

Random thoughts on the passing scene

March 9, 2015 When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Raping culture

March 9, 2015 A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand new rules to “curb campus sexual assaults. more »»

A lone wolf president in action

March 9, 2015 Can the president rewrite federal laws? Can he alter their meaning? Can he change their effect? These are legitimate questions in an era in which we have an unpopular progressive Democratic... more »»

Setting the record straight

March 8, 2015 Sometimes we all make mistakes, and a few weeks ago we at The Minot Daily News made a mistake when we criticized the “Surge” bill that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the governo. more »»

The stupidest thing ever

March 8, 2015 Today, Sunday, March 8, North Dakota will join most of the country in one of the dumbest traditions America participates in each year. more »»

Bibi at the barricade

March 8, 2015 The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel’s March... more »»

Stopping the IRS

March 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. more »»

Questioning Benghazi appropriate

March 7, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sept. more »»

 
 
 

 

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