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Obama's First Term, By The Numbers

Obama's First Term, By The Numbers

Just a quick run-down of accomplishments from President Obama’s first term in office. First, national debt has increased more than $50,000 per household under Obama: (CNSNews.com) – During Barack Obama‚Äôs first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under

Colleges Slashing Professor Hours Because Of Obamacare

What’s ironic is that I’m guessing most of the people now getting their hours slashed were big proponents of the Affordable Care Act: Many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours worked by adjunct professors, in order to avoid new requirements that they provide healthcare to anyone working over 30 hours per week.

Should North Dakota Name A Street After Martin Luther King?

The Fargo Forum has a story about failed efforts in the past to rename a street or bridge after civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. The proponents of doing so, while quick to suggest that North Dakotans aren’t necessarily racist, it proves that they don’t sufficiently “identify” with King. The whole thing seems a

Being Right Doesn't Always Win Elections

At the Grand Forks Herald, opinion editor Tom Dennis uses the occasion of President Obama’s second-term inauguration to argue that Republicans haven’t been winning a lot of elections of late because they aren’t sufficiently caring. After referencing one of Scott Hennen’s columns here on SAB, Dennis writes that the problem with Republicans is that we

Gun Show Sootings On Gun Appreciation Day?

Our friends on the left have been almost gleeful this Gun Appreciation Day aggregating shootings at gun shows which, they feel, proves that all this 2nd amendment stuff is a pile of dangerous horse puckey. According to them, five people were shot at gun shows. Which sounds bad. Gun fire breaking out a gun shows?

ND Legislature Week 2 Hall Of Shame: Senator Rich Wardner, Rep. Al Carlson

During the last legislative session we here at SAB awarded a weekly “RINO of the Week” award to a Republican legislator who strayed the furthest from what are supposed to be the principles of the party. I wanted to do that again this week, and we did name a RINO for the first week (Governor

Heidi Heitkamp Noticeably Absent From List Of "Red-State Democrats" Planning To Stand Up To Obama

If there was one bedrock foundation in Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign for the US Senate in North Dakota, it was the idea that she was “independent.” That she’d go to Washington DC and stand up to President Obama and the liberal wing of her national party. In fact, Heitkamp campaigned so far to the right that

How Jack Dalrymple Is Helping To Implement Obamacare

The fight against Obamacare has become a war of attrition and, as George Will notes in his column today, those who would implement that awful policy are caught between a rock and a hard place because of the manner in which Supreme Court upheld the law. Obamacare requires that insurance companies accept all new customers,

US Oil Production Grew More In 2012 Than Any Other Year In History

Remember “peak oil?” The theory that we would one day run out of oil – just a few decades ago people were predicting it would happen in our lifetimes – has been, along with “global warming,” the primary justification for billions of dollars in government largess dumped on the so-called “green” or “renewable” energy industry.

If You Take Taxpayer Money, You Have To Listen To The Taxpayers

Certain members of North Dakota’s university system, and some of their apologists, are throwing a screaming fit over the politically-motivated decision by NDSU President Dean Bresciani to freeze federal grant funds from Obamacare intended for a sex education program. Bresciani, whose promise (given his character, or more accurately lack there of) will no doubt last

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