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On Television: Is Heidi Heitkamp Running, And North Dakota Open Records Laws

On Television: Is Heidi Heitkamp Running, And North Dakota Open Records Laws

It was nice to return to television last night after my recent hiatus, discussing some of the recent headlines with Chris Berg on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program. Not surprisingly, we talked about Heidi Heitkamp and the 2016 question. Will she run or won’t she? Berg asked me that question, and I’ll

On Television: "The Rosa Parks Of Exposed Breasts"

Chris Berg invited me to participate in his Friday roundtable discussion on Valley News Live last night, and as always I was happy to oblige. Our topics of discussion for the show were the Island Park lurker controversy, the breastfeeding controversy in Moorhead, and the seemingly cozy flood diversion buyouts happening on Oxbow. The breastfeeding

On Television: Gay Marriage, Polygamy, And The Confederate Flag

I was happy to be a part of Chris Berg’s weekly roundtable discussion on 6:30 Point of View this evening and, much as we have all week, we’ve discussed gay marriage and the confederate flag issue. The other panelists were Scott Hennen and former state lawmaker Bette Grande. Our most heated discussion, without a doubt,

On Television: Did We Just Give The Confederate Flag A Power-Up?

We discussed two hot topics last night during my regular segment with Chris Berg on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program. First was my story about the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program which is intended to feed low-income children but is, thanks to a loophole, providing food for just about everybody. A lot

On Television: North Dakota Farmers Union And Populist Hypocrisy

I was on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program for my weekly, and always lively, discussion with Chris Berg and we hit on two topics I wrote about this week. First was the “news” this week – “Breaking News” as Forum Communications tagged it – that Rep. Randy Boehning would not be resigning.

On Television: When University System Incompetence Becomes A Sign Of Competence

On my weekly segment with Chris Berg on Valley News Live last night we discussed what was obviously the biggest news story to break yesterday, the announced retirement of University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley. Today there’s a lot of spin going on about the retirement, particularly in the pages of the Grand Forks

On Television: University System Needs To Show Improvement After Investments

On my weekly segment with Chris Berg on Valley News Live last night we talked about the recent report about the bloat in non-instructional staff in the North Dakota University System as well as the Attorney General’s office finding yet another violation of open records/open meeting laws by the same. That would be the 19th

On Television: Distrusting The Government, Except When They're Reading Our Email

I was on television last night on Chris Berg’s 6:30 Point of View Program on Valley News Live alongside John Strand from the High Plains Reader (which publishs my column every week if you’re interested) and Scott Hennen. As always, it was a great discussion. We talked about the Waters of the U.S. rule and

On Television: When Environmental Groups Have An Authenticity Problem

Last night on my regular television segment with Chris Berg on Valley News Live we discussed some of the concerns over funding of environmental and Native American groups – specifically Honor the Earth – who are active in opposing the Sandpiper Pipeline which would take a lot of North Dakota oil east from Tioga through

On Television: Do Democrats Want To Make Policy Or Make Headlines?

Do Democrats care about making good policy, or making headlines? On my television segment last night with Chris Berg on Valley News Live (watch it here) we discussed the news I broke yesterday regarding legislative Democrats and their treatment of one of their own who broke ranks on the oil tax reform bill. Senator Connie

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