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President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum David Samson

Impeachment Accomplished the Opposite of What Democrats Were Hoping For

Impeachment Accomplished the Opposite of What Democrats Were Hoping For

MINOT, N.D. — The impeachment of President Donald Trump may have been satisfying for certain hard-bitten Trump haters, but as a practical matter of politics, it has backfired on Democrats colossally. I’m not sure we’ve seen anything but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to just how wrong a move it was. From

A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters to the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Why Is Bismarck So Angry at Greta Thunberg? Thank the Violent #NoDAPL Protests

Remember, we’re just a few years removed from the violent #NoDAPL protests which saw extremists from around the country descend on the Bismarck region. They terrorized the people. They instigated violence with law enforcement. They vandalized and trespassed and littered, and it was all the more frustrating given how many in the news media who

People Making Threats Over a Greta Thunberg Mural in Bismarck Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

Thunberg was named Time’s person of the year, and she’s up for a Nobel Peace Prize. Which is sort of like treating a kid who sputters their way through “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on a school-issued recorder like they’re the second coming of Mozart. All that being said, if an artist wants to commemorate

A supporter tips his hat as President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign-style rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., on Wednesday night, June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Despite Impeachment and Scandal, Trump About as Popular as Ever With North Dakotans

A survey found that President Trump is enjoying a level of approval in our state which is pretty much identical to his vote outcome in 2016 when he earned early 63% of the North Dakota vote to Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton’s 27%. Continue reading…

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp speaks during the 2018 State of Technology conference on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Heidi Heitkamp Still Has Over $4.5 Million in Her Senate Campaign, and How She’s Been Spending It Will Raise Some Eyebrows

There was a $2,700 bill at the Acqua Al 2 restaurant in Washington, D.C. There were also big tabs at the London West Hollywood restaurant in Beverly Hills, the ultra-fancy Mayflower Hotel in D.C., and the Napa Valley Grille in Los Angeles. On top of that, there was more than $6,700 spent at Schneider’s of

Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial for Kobe Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, outside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 26. Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday with seven others. Jenna Schoenefeld / © 2020 The New York Times

Kobe Bryant, Sports Mania and a Nation’s Unhealthy Obsession

Even the historically ugly world of partisan politics has worsened by taking on the characteristics of sports fanaticism, with the electorate declaring loyalty to their preferred teams and news commentators, aping all the worst tics of sports talk radio. At what point does this all stop being fun? Continue reading…

Zachary Raknerud, who has filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC for a 2020 U.S. House run, is pictured here at the North Dakota State Fair parade in Minot during his campaign for the North Dakota Legislature in 2018. Photo via Facebook.

Minot Democrat Launches 2020 Campaign for U.S. House, Challenging NDGOP Incumbent Kelly Armstrong

North Dakota Democrats have their first official statewide candidate of the 2020 election cycle. Zachary Raknerud has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, indicating the formation of a campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue reading…