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‘The Constitution does not take sides on the issue of abortion’

‘The Constitution does not take sides on the issue of abortion’

MINOT, N.D. — The U.S. Supreme Court, weeks after a draft opinion leaked and set off a firestorm of debate and protest, has finally issued an opinion overturning the Roe v. Wade precedent. You’re going to hear a lot of strong opinions on that turn of events, and almost all of them will be rooted in

It’s time for the NDGOP to give up on its local endorsing conventions

MINOT, N.D. — Whatever the outcome of Tuesday’s primary vote, which saw the North Dakota Republican Party’s traditionally conservative majority challenged by a cadre of angry, Trump-aligned populists, it’s clear the party needs to change the way it endorses candidates. I’m writing this column for print, which means I’m writing it before Tuesday’s results are

Senate candidate in battleground NDGOP primary accused of aggressive, threatening behavior

MINOT, N.D. — District 8, a mostly rural jurisdiction north of Bismarck, has become the battleground in the Republican legislative primaries that are roiling the NDGOP. And things are, at least according to some candidates there, getting ugly. According to Scott McCarthy, one of four candidates seeking the NDGOP’s nomination for two state House races,