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Steve Cates: The Core Of Common Core

Steve Cates: The Core Of Common Core

The American political left has always wanted more and more control of education through the centralization of power to the Federal Government. In the early 1990s they tried to push Outcome Based Education on the nation but people figured out what the real deal was and it was rejected. But the leftist/socialist/progressives just keep on

Dwight Wrangham Column: Landowners Don't Support Conservation Measure

North Dakotans appreciate the outdoors and support protecting the state’s wildlife habitat and outdoor heritage, but the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment wildly misses the mark in trying to accomplish this. This measure would funnel North Dakota tax dollars to non-profit groups to buy land, which will drive up rural land prices, take agricultural

Mike Brandenburg Column: Not Every Farm Bureau Member Is Against Doug Goehring

I cannot begin to express how disappointed I am in the negative, mean-spirited and personal attacks the Estenson Campaign and a small group of Farm Bureau insiders led by Eric Aasmundstad have launched against North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture Doug Goehring. Not only do these perpetrators violate Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment of “Thou shalt not

Ralph Kingsbury: ND Democrats Have A Shot At Winning Ag Commissioner, Secretary Of State

The primary election in North Dakota is June 10th. The general election is November 4th. North Dakota is going to elect a U.S. Congressman, an attorney general, the secretary of state, a secretary of agriculture, the tax commissioner,  two public service commissioners (one is to complete a partial term due to a resignation when Cramer got elected to

Doug Leier: Watchable Wildlife Program Is For Animals You Don't Hunt

Pheasants, ducks, geese, deer and other game animals get much of the wildlife press in North Dakota, but if publicity was based on numbers alone, the state’s “other” wildlife would capture the headlines more frequently. Biologists categorize more than 80 percent of North Dakota’s wildlife species as nongame, or those that are not hunted, fished

Don't Forget: SAB Open Thread Town Hall With Rep. Kevin Cramer Tomorrow

Earlier this month I announced that Rep. Kevin Cramer would be joining the SAB community for a first: An open thread town hall. It’s going down tomorrow at 6:00pm central time (yes, April Fool’s Day, that’s what the Congressman had available). It’ll work like a Reddit AMA, if you’re familiar with those. I’ll put up

Clay Jenkinson: America's Misdirected Militarism, And The Quest For Theodore Roosevelt

Where is Theodore Roosevelt when you need him? So the Russian Federation swallows Crimea in direct violation of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, signed by the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States. After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, one of our principal concerns was the status and disposal of the USSR’s