Author Archives: Rob Port

If electric vehicles are so great, why do they have to be mandated?

If electric vehicles are so great, why do they have to be mandated?

MINOT, N.D. — You folks all remember the time a bunch of state governments got together and mandated that a certain percentage of smartphones be delivered to retails for sale? Americans would never have adopted the iPhone if the government hadn’t forced manufacturers and phone dealers to make them available, right? Wrong. The government never

Will scorning people inspire them to get vaccinated? Watch the discussion live at 11 a.m.

“We are not supposed to insult these people for their decision to not get vaccinated. We are supposed to understand their position,” columnist Mike McFeely writes. “But should we be empathetic toward those with no good reason for not getting vaxxed?” “Most are supporters of Donald Trump and to call their decision-making deplorable is worse than insulting their

The PRO Act aims to enrich unions by exploiting workers

MINOT, N.D. — There is nothing wrong with labor organizations or the concept of collective bargaining. Labor unions can serve an important function amplifying the voices of workers, generally, and providing important benefits such as counsel and other protections to individual workers. There is something deeply wrong with forcing Americans to be members of unions

Biden’s capitulation to the Russians is almost enough to make a person miss Donald Trump

MINOT, N.D. — I’ve been accused of being too hard on Trump supporters. Or, more specifically, lumping all Trump supporters together. Putting the Republicans who voted for Trump because the alternative was Hillary Clinton, and then Joe Biden, in the same category with QAnon aficionados who think the Jan. 6 riot was a “false flag” operation put

‘Freedom Phone’ is the apotheosis of monetizing the conservative ghetto

MINOT, N.D. — Have you heard about the Freedom Phone? It’s a product being hawked by a 21-year-old kid named Erik Finman who lays dubious claim to the title of “youngest bitcoin millionaire.” The phone’s premise is that it represents a pushback against Big Tech’s efforts to serve as the speech police. The Freedom Phone won’t censor apps