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Why should Joe Biden’s incitements to hatred get a pass?

Why should Joe Biden’s incitements to hatred get a pass?

MINOT, N.D. — One of the many, many problems with the Donald Trump presidency was the propensity of the president himself to say utterly irresponsible things calculated to engender hatred and discord among Americans. His critics pointed out that this sort of rhetoric has consequences, and, indeed, their criticism was apt. We all watched what happened on

Burgum’s Decision to End Expanded Unemployment Benefits Has Been Vindicated

MINOT, N.D. — When Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, announced an end to North Dakota’s participation in a federally backed, pandemic-era expansion of unemployment benefits the rhetorical reaction from the Democratic-NPL was vehement. And that’s putting it lightly. Patrick Hart, the new chairman of the Democratic-NPL, described the move as “kicking people when they are down and treating them

‘America’s Public Schools Are the Nurseries of Democracy’

MINOT, N.D. — There’s is much contention, of late, about expression in the classroom. Not just nationally, but right here in our region. In Fargo, there is an effort by right-leaning activists to recall members of the local school board over, among issues, the perceived promotion of critical race theory. In Wahpeton, there was public outrage from left-leaning

Trumpists Launch Petition Drive to Recall North Dakota Gov. Burgum, Lt. Gov. Sanford

MINOT, N.D. — The hardcore Trumpist wing of the North Dakota Republican Party suffered a stinging rebuke this last weekend when they failed to elect a single person to a leadership position at the NDGOP’s recent reorganization meeting. But they apparently aren’t done tilting and windmills. Michael Coachman, an ardent Trump supporter and frequent fringe candidate for

Boy, Were Democrats Wrong About Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees

MINOT, N.D. — “The American people should make no mistake — a vote by any senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions,” Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer said last year in opposition to Barrett’s pending, and ultimately successful, appointment to the

Live at 2 Pm: Fargo Might Sue the State Government Over a Law Overturning the City’s Gun Restrictions. Could They Win?

Since 2007, the City of Fargo has had an ordinance making it illegal for federal firearms license holders to conduct transactions out of their homes. Only, nobody really paid attention to it until federal officials became aware of it and informed FFL holders in Fargo operating that way that they couldn’t renew their licenses. There