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February 1, 2015 Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to ge... more »»

Celebrating Bud Selig’s winning legacy

February 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. more »»

Abortion protesters don’t count?

February 1, 2015 Hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on Washington every January to “March for Life,” protesting the horror of more than a million abortions in America every year. more »»

Students should have info choice

January 31, 2015 A third bill filed in the Legislature being opposed by the North Dakota Newspaper Association is Senate Bill 2133, which would exempt from the open records law most directory information of students... more »»

Another snow job

January 31, 2015 The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while “forecasting” the latest snowstorm non-disaster. more »»

The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin. more »»

Choose to refuse: Say ‘no’ to PARCC/SBAC testing

January 31, 2015 This is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents’ school testing choice. Moms and dads, you have the inherent right and responsibility to protect your children. more »»

Remember to feed the hungry

January 30, 2015 Most of us don’t know what real hunger feels like. But it seems more and more of us do. Fifty percent of students in U.S. public schools now receive free or reduced cost lunches. more »»

Defense against demagogues

January 30, 2015 When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, “I think it’s time to say to these people, ‘Stop ripping off the American people. more »»

The White House’s Emily Post moment

January 30, 2015 The White House has now become a stickler for protocol, especially when it comes to relations between the two political branches. more »»

Obama, ignoring realities, sticks to his comfort zone

January 30, 2015 A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama’s game is. more »»

Less access bad idea

January 29, 2015 Every two years like clockwork it happens again, a select group of state lawmakers present bills designed to shut off access to public information. more »»

Free tuition at community college should just be the start

January 29, 2015 It’s good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem. And some are even looking to solutions beyond making the rich richer through tax cut. more »»

GOP abortion bill: right ends, wrong means

January 29, 2015 As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual “March for Life,” the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that restricted abortions after 20... more »»

Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted... more »»

Time for responsible spending

January 28, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generations. more »»

Boehner’s dangerous gamble

January 28, 2015 Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries,... more »»

Sniper-smearing in Hollywood

January 28, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper” dominated the box office race over the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of more than $100 millio. more »»

Against terrorism — but for what?

January 28, 2015 Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France “is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism.” This tells us what France is fighting against. more »»

Turf war should stay at home

January 27, 2015 We can appreciate what Sen. Oley Larsen and Rep. Dan Ruby of Minot are attempting to do to safeguard the Pioneer Village at the State Fairgrounds. more »»



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