Author Archives: Rob Port

Plain Talk: NY Times reporter previews new book, and a discussion of the political implications of ending Roe

Plain Talk: NY Times reporter previews new book, and a discussion of the political implications of ending Roe

MINOT, N.D. — On Jan. 6, 2021, as rioters were infiltrating the U.S. Capitol building, New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin was in the building with many of our national leaders, such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Kevin Cramer. He and co-author Alexander Burns tell that story in a new book, just released this

Democrats, how can it be that you’re losing?

MINOT, N.D. — “Federal judge rejects RNC lawsuit against Jan. 6 panel,” reads a headline from The Hill that went online just before I began writing this column. The congressional committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol building perpetrated by Trump supporters had requested emails from the RNC. The committee wants to measure the RNC’s

Democratic-NPL rips leaked Roe v. Wade opinion as ‘vile’ but their House candidate supports it

MINOT, N.D. — The political reaction to a leaked draft opinion that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade precedent has set off a furious political reaction. Much of it, here in North Dakota as elsewhere, breaking down on start partisan lines. For instance, House Minority Leader Josh Boschee, a Democratic state representative

Plain Talk: Nobel laureate says Biden canceling Keystone pipeline was ‘symbol’ that led to higher gas prices

MINOT, N.D. — When President Joe Biden, as one of his first moves in office, canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, it was “a symbol” for the oil and gas industry that the political situation would be hostile to them in the coming years. That lead them to curtail their investments in new production capacity, something

The dumbest thing about the new Disinformation Governance Board is that anyone thinks it will work

MINOT, N.D. — President Joe Biden’s administration has announced a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security aimed at combating misinformation. It’s called the Disinformation Governance Board, or DGB, and since this idea comes from a Democratic administration, the winds of outrage it has inspired are blowing from places like Fox News where commentators have been