Port: What if Republicans just acknowledged that we have an extremism problem and took responsibility for it?


Minot, N.D. — I wrote my weekend column about the recent debates between North Dakota’s U.S. Senate candidates. Those events featured Republican incumbent John Hoeven’s angry challengers — former Republican Rick Becker and Democratic-NPL candidate Katrina Christiansen — laying their campaign strategies bare.

They hope to create enough hate for Hoeven that one of them can win in November. “We don’t need more angry people in Washington,” I argued, in response.

I wrote that column before Paul Pelosi, husband to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was horrifically assaulted in his home by a hammer-wielding psychotic who may have had more targets on his list .

Now I stand by my point.

We don’t need more angry people in Washington.

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