Friday Mailbag: Rick Becker, ‘let’s go Brandon,’ Donald Trump and Chris Berg


MINOT, N.D. — Every once in a while a correspondent will ask why their email didn’t get included in this column. One, this week, suggested that I could respond to more people if I did shorter responses.

I’ve seen other columnists do this, offering just a couple of lines in response to each person, but I like the longer form better. I’d rather write thorough responses to fewer people than glib rejoinders to more.

I try to respond to everyone who reaches out to me, as long as they’re coherent and not insulting me too much, though sometimes I am blessed with more feedback than I have time for.

If you’d like to reach out to me, send your correspondence to If you’re published here, your contributions may be lightly edited for brevity and clarity.

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