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Print Column: Heitkamps Feel They’re Entitled to Power, and That’s Exactly Why They Shouldn’t Have It

Print Column: Heitkamps Feel They’re Entitled to Power, and That’s Exactly Why They Shouldn’t Have It

MINOT, N.D. — Believe it or not, the point of politics isn’t the campaigns. Those are supposed to be nothing more than the means by which we choose who gets to do the much more important job of governing. Sadly, it can seem as though the whole governing thing is just something the politicians do

Print Column: Measure 1 Should Be Challenged in Court Immediately

MINOT, N.D. — Measure 1, approved by 54 percent of North Dakota voters this last week, is a clear example of the deep flaws in legislating at the ballot box. I don’t blame busy voters, inundated with messaging from a myriad of campaigns, for approving the measure. Most of them probably heard little about it

Podcast: Cramer Says He Wants to Focus on Marijuana Policy Immediately, Armstrong Says He’ll “Fight” Trump Impeachment Efforts

“I want to start on that immediately.” That’s what Senator-elect Kevin Cramer said on my radio show today when asked by a listener if he’d keep a campaign promise to address federal policy with regard to marijuana. Cramer has said consistently that he’d like to move the issue out of the sphere of federal policy

FILE -- Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani buy cookies at Eat’n Park after his campaign event, in Moon Township, Pa., Oct. 10, 2016. (Stephen Crowley/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Kari Bitz: What President Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order Means to My Local Business

This guest post was submitted by Kari Bitz, a North Dakota business owner and author from Bismarck. It may not make headlines in the national news, but President Trump’s “Buy American” policies have been life-changing for my family and me. As small business owners in Bismarck, my husband and I were surprised when we received

Podcast: Kevin Cramer, Eric Trump, Kelly Armstrong, Tom Emmer

On the radio show today, Congressman Kevin Cramer took calls and questions during his last appearance on the show before election day. Eric Trump made the case for sending Republican majorities back to Congress to support his father’s agenda. Also North Dakota and Minnesota U.S. House candidates Kelly Armstrong and Tom Emmer talked about their

Print Column: Heitkamp Drags North Dakota Through the Mud to the Finish Line

MINOT, N.D. – A dangerous place to be is between U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and the object of her relentless, overweening ambition. Those of us who have been victims of the incumbent’s ruthless tactics are perhaps more aware of it than most. Earlier this year, when it became clear my criticism was inconvenient for Heitkamp’s

Podcast: Voting on the Reservations, the NRA Blasts Heitkamp Over Hunting Ad, Ed Schafer Talks Measure 1

On the radio show today, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis talks about the voting issue on the reservation. Catherine Martensen of the NRA talks about the ad from the North Dakota Democrats that’s confusing hunters. Former Governor Ed Schafer talks about Measure 1. Here’s the full audio of the show. If you can’t

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