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Democrats Cleaning House At Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota

Democrats Cleaning House At Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota

Last month Blue Cross Blue Shield had a lot of people in political circles in the state scratching their heads with the hire of very partisan Democrat House candidate Pam Gulleson to a new VP position overseeing the company’s government affairs division. Gulleson’s immediate superior is a former campaign manager for Heidi Heitkamp, making the

Heidi Heitkamp Doesn't Want Bigger Deficits So She'll Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

I had to laugh when I heard this news report from Senator Heidi Heitkamp who says she’ll vote to raise the debt ceiling because if we don’t we might add to the deficit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxsAy4R_jqo&w=640&h=360] Senator Heitkamp must have gone to the Kent Conrad school of decreasing the deficit by spending more. As for Heitkamp’s

January 14th Conservatives Converge On North Dakota's Capitol

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be the MC for the “Converge on the Captiol” event in Bismarck this year. It’s a bi-annual event put on by a coalition of conservative groups aimed for the beginning of the legislative session. The intent is for conservatives and libertarians to come together, talk about their priorities for

"Deficit Hawk" Ends His Career Voting For Bigger Deficits

Two members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation ended their tenures in Washington DC this week. I wrote about Rep. Rick Berg earlier this week, who used his last vote to oppose the “fiscal cliff” deal. It’s interesting to contrast Berg’s last vote with Senator Kent Conrad’s last vote. The self-described “deficit hawk” gave his final

NDSU Isn't Really Selling Their Airplane After All

Starting in 2011, SAB exposed the fact that North Dakota State University was spending extravagant sums of money on a private airplane for the use of university officials. Ironically enough, the most common use of the airplane at the time was to shuttle NDSU President Dean Bresciani back and forth to Bismarck so that he

Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Seemingly On Its Way To A Flop

Matt Damon has become something of an anti-fracking activist. His new movie, Promised Land , takes aim at oil and gas drilling technique, no doubt hoping to do for fracking what The China Syndrome did for nuclear energy. The movie is about an oil industry land man who is out to swindle property owners into

Dalrymple's Housing Incentive Fund Is A Transfer Of Wealth From Taxpayers To Property Developers

I’ve written before that Governor Jack Dalrymple’s Housing Incentive Fund, which gives dollar-for-dollar tax credits to individuals and businesses who contribute, is little more than an elaborate taxpayer subsidy for property developers. The idea is that the fund encourages private philanthropists to help fund the building of low-income housing in the state. “The fund was

North Dakota State University Teams Up With Planned Parenthood To Spend Obamacare Money On Sex Education

The State of North Dakota turned down a grant, made available through the Obamacare legislation, to fund sex education in North Dakota. But North Dakota State University, part of that fourth branch of government that is our university system, has accepted it. Now two NDSU professors are working with abortion mill giant Planned Parenthood to

Respondents To Dickinson State University Survey Ask Questions University Officials Don't Want To Answer

In a blatant bit of holiday news dumping, the officials at Dickinson State University gave up on a fight to keep a section of a recent campus quality survey dedicated to written comments hidden from the public. Previously only a redacted copy was given to the media as university officials hid behind their lawyers, but

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