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Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Kelly Armstrong Says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is “Incredibly Nice”

Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Kelly Armstrong Says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is “Incredibly Nice”

On this episode of the Plain Talk Podcast I interviewed Rep. Kelly Armstrong. Recently Armstrong threw a Twitter jab at media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), but said before all that he had a very nice conversation with her on a bus during orientation. He said they talked for about “15 minutes” mostly about

Gov. Doug Burgum delivers his State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the 66th legislature on Thursday afternoon in the house chamber of the capitol. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Burgum Needs to Give up on Declining His Salary

I hate that our politicians, exploiting the populist mores of the electorate, are making a spectacle out of declining their salaries. It’s not just the government shutdown playing out at the national level, part of which has included politicians (including North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven and Rep. Kelly Armstrong, though not Senator Kevin Cramer) donating

Amazon facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota. (Grand Forks Herald photo/Sam Easter)

Politician Inadvertently Illustrates Why Economic Development Incentives Are Dumb Public Policy

Amazon has been causing quite a stir with its announcement the building of a new, two-campus east coast headquarters to be located in Virginia and New York. Those states lured the company in with hefty economic development incentives and – hold on to your hats – I find myself agreeing with newly-elected Democratic congresswoman and

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