Friday Mailbag: On calling Joe Biden names, the Putin wing of the GOP, and gas prices


MINOT, N.D. — I’ve been remiss in attending to this mailbag column in the last couple of weeks. That’s not for want of correspondence. I’m keeping up with that, but in recent weeks I’ve run out of time on Fridays to put a column together.

It’s nice to get back to it. Feedback from you, the audience, is one of my favorite parts of this job.

This week Matt Von Pinnon, the editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, joined me on Plain Talk ( listen and subscribe! ) and I was joking with him that I start every election cycle thinking everything is going to be kind of boring, and then I’m always proven wrong when some hot issue, an unexpectedly competitive race or some hot issue on the ballot measure, comes through.

Writing about politics, it seems, is a recession-proof business. There’s always something to gab about. And on that note, on to the questions! You can reach me at Messages used in this column may be edited for clarity and brevity.

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