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President Donald Trump points to supporters as he leaves Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum

Was Donald Trump Worth It, Republicans?

Was Donald Trump Worth It, Republicans?

MINOT, N.D. — Disgraced President Donald Trump summoned a horde of violent rioters to Washington, D.C., with lies about a stolen election. During and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, Trump refused to lead, reportedly ignoring pleas for National Guard assistance (Vice President Mike Pence’s office has confirmed that he, not the president, ultimately made that call) and issuing only

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters at the Save America Rally on the Ellipse on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near the White House in Washington, D.C. Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS

It Doesn’t Matter if Impeachment Is Divisive, It’s Necessary

My rebuttal to the argument that this impeachment, in this moment, is too divisive? So. Flipping. What. Who is it divisive for? The sort of people who believe Trump did nothing wrong? The “Republicans” waving around the battle flag of the traitors the Republican Party was formed to oppose? The people who stood by and chanted “U.S.A”

Republican Rep. Tom Kading speaks at the “Pre 4/20 Pot Party” forum hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy on Wednesday, April 18 2018, in Festival Concert Hall at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

As a National Debate Rages, North Dakota Bill Would Make Internet Companies Legally Liable for Censorship

MINOT, N.D. — Our national headlines are now filled with news that the tech industry — including giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Twitter — has it out for disgraced President Donald Trump and his supporters. Hundreds of thousands of users, including Trump himself, have been banned from the platforms. Groups promoting pro-Trump rhetoric, often including conspiracy theories

President Donald Trump is cheered on by supporters at Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum David Samson

It’s No Longer Possible to Be a Trump Supporter and a Patriot

MINOT, N.D. — You have a choice, Trump supporters. You can be loyal to Donald Trump, or you can be a patriot. You can love the president, or you can love our country. It is no longer possible to do both. Continue reading…

North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck. Forum News Service file photo

Ethics Commission Pushes Bill Which Would Allow Anonymous Complaints, Even From Out of State

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s Ethics Commission was created by a ballot measure sponsored by a group of people funded, for the most part, by left-wing groups and left-wing activists from other states. So it’s fitting, then, that the bureaucratic abomination they’ve created is now lobbying the Legislature to pass a bill allowing for people who

A Donald Trump political message is engraved into the grass at a farm in southeast Minnesota. The state hasn't backed a GOP presidential candidate since Richard Nixon in 1972. (Noah Fish / Forum News Service)

Thank Trump for Republicans Blowing Georgia Runoffs

MINOT, N.D. — For at least the next two years, Democrats will control the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and the White House. Republicans have President Donald Trump to blame for this, and not just because that supposed political mastermind couldn’t manage to get himself re-elected against a doddering Joe Biden. Trump cost Republicans those

A Trump store advertises a fire sale Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 4510 19th Ave. S., Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

In One of the Trumpiest of Trump States, a Delegation Turns Their Backs

MINOT, N.D. — If there are states more Trumpy than North Dakota, there aren’t many of them. President Donald Trump won our state in landslides each time he was on the national ballot. He has consistently enjoyed strong polling here. Yet there is evidence, both here and nationally, that the Trump coalition is crumbling. For

North Dakota Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Dem-NPL Party Boss Stays Quiet About Donation to Legal Defense of Accused Hoeven Office Attacker

MINOT, N.D. — Over the holidays an ax-wielding man attacked Republican Sen. John Hoeven’s Fargo office. Law enforcement arrested a man named Thomas Alexander Starks, age 30, for the crime. In court documents, one of Starks’ colleagues said Starks was “politically open and motivated,” left-leaning and “very active in protests,” according to police. So far, Starks

David C. Thompson, a Grand Forks Democrat running for state attorney general, accused Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., of violating campaign finance rules at a press conference Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Fargo. He was using a Park District meeting room but the district is not involved. Tu-Uyen Tran / The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

I Won’t Be Intimidated Into Silence With Threats

MINOT, N.D. — Monday, my colleague Adam Willis published a story about a political gadfly, formerly of Minot, who somehow managed to get herself mixed up in Trump attorney Sidney Powell’s bizarre legal arguments against the outcome of the 2020 election. I had a small part in the story. Last year this woman, Tore Maras-Lindeman, sent me

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