Author Archives: Rob Port

Health Insurance Premiums Going Up By Double-Digit Amounts Under Obamacare

Health Insurance Premiums Going Up By Double-Digit Amounts Under Obamacare

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act as it is officially known, was supposed to make health insurance cheaper and easier to get. But thanks to a raft of new regulations, taxes and mandates put in place by the law insurance premiums are increasing faster than before the law. And small business owners, as well as

Are Gay Republican Groups Getting Traction In The GOP?

At PJ Media, Jordan Michael Smith writes about what seems to be a major shift in the Republican party when it comes to attitudes about gays: Analysts, pollsters, and Republican insiders believe that the GOP will have to formulate more gay-friendly policies in order to attract a younger generation that is familiar and comfortable with

Guest Post: Avoid Your Personal Fiscal Cliff

How will you avoid falling over your own “Fiscal Cliff” in the New Year? In this economy, nobody can make guarantees, but if you can stick to these 10 Resolutions, you’ll be doing all you can to avoid the abyss. Resolution 1: Develop a budget and stick to it by keeping track of everything. Why

Guest Post: At NDSU, It's Win At All Costs

Now that everyone is happy that the Bison won their national championship, I wonder if anyone has taken away a lesson from the victory. The lesson I have learned is that it appears NDSU football coach Craigh Bohl believes in the win at all costs school of coaching. He has taught his players that as

Hoeven Goes Wobbly On Gun Control: "I'm Going To Have To See"

It’s no secret that Heidi Heitkamp, despite touting her “A-rating” from the NRA, is wobbly on gun rights issues. Unfortunately, North Dakota’s other Senator John Hoeven hasn’t exactly been outspoken in his support of gun rights either. On January 4th Hoeven appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal program and was asked about his position on gun

Legislator Promises To Get To The Bottom Of Partnership Between NDSU And Planned Parenthood

On Friday I had the opportunity to sit in for my good friend Scott Hennen on his radio show, and I interviewed state Rep. Bette Grande about the news that North Dakota State University is partnering with Planned Parenthood to push sex education. Grande is extremely concerned about our federal tax dollars going to a

Heidi Heitkamp: Don't Tie Spending Cuts To Debt Ceilling

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is quick to name as her mentor the man she replaced in the Senate, Kent Conrad. That seems apt, as Conrad’s legacy of talking tough about the debt and deficits while simultaneously being a wet blanket for any proposals to actually rein in government spending is alive in well in Heitkamp. Case

Guest Post: Reviewing Matt Damon's Promised Land

In Promised Land, Steve (Matt Damon) was sent to a small, poor town to lease land to drill for natural gas.  He’s the company’s golden boy who knows how to charm local residents into leasing their minerals.  His job proves to be easy at first, but trouble waits. After Steve pays $30,000 cash to buy the

Liberal Hypocrisy: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Sigh… the hypocrisy of liberals. You can’t make this stuff up. From The Wall Street Journal. The manager of a business in West Nyack, N.Y., Caryn McBride, was receiving vaguely menacing “negative correspondence” and phone calls. At least twice she made reports to police, in one case telling them “she was worried because an email

Democrat Introduces Constitutional Amendment To End Presidential Term Limits

Rep. José Serrano of New York has introduced H.J.Res. 15, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment. The 22nd amendment reads: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as

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