Print Column: Stop Throwing Pies

MINOT, N.D. — In this moment of American politics we spend little time debating actual policy.

For the politicians and pundits, policy has become merely an excuse for a protracted national soap opera.

A thin veneer over what is little more than a pie throwing contest.

Take state Rep. Mary Adams, a Democrat from Grand Forks, as a case in point. This first-term lawmaker is in the middle of a busy legislative session. One in which a record number of bills were introduced.

Has Adams spent her time on social media updating constituents on the progress of the debates in Bismarck? Has she been sharing her insights on key policies?

No.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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