MINOT, N.D. — Partisan activists must tread carefully during times of strife.
When some emergency is afoot, there is, for a while, limited public appetite for the usual bomb-throwing and mud-slinging.
The public expects leaders to focus on solutions.
It never lasts. Inevitably the partisans find a pretext to return to combat, and we all retreat from what we were trying to do together.
Here in North Dakota, the Democrats have found their pretext for the COVID-19 crisis.
They’re pitting renters against landlords.