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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, March 20, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

There’s Nothing “Horrifying” About Due Process for College Campuses

There’s Nothing “Horrifying” About Due Process for College Campuses

“What Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to do to school sexual misconduct rules is horrifying,” writes left wing ideologue Jim Shaw. What horrors is Secretary DeVos perpetrating? She “would allow accused students to cross-examine their accusers, only allow colleges to be involved if the assault took place on campus, would make it harder to punish

FILE -- President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Nov. 11, 2016. (Stephen Crowley/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Trump Isn’t Handling General Motors Any Better Than Obama Did

In the dawn of the Obama administration General Motors, hit hard by declining sales and the Great Recession, went to the federal government for help. The Obama administration obliged, arguing that it would be a good deal for the American taxpayer. On top of billions in straight-up bailouts, President Obama gave GM some $30 billion

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp during a 2017 visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Print Column: Heidi Heitkamp Must Think We’re All Very Stupid

MINOT, N.D.—When asked recently by The Hill newspaper whether or not she’d like former President Barack Obama to campaign for her here in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was blunt in response. “Nope, no,” the paper quoted her as saying. Of course Heitkamp doesn’t want Obama on the campaign trail for her. When it’s an

A screenshot from a 2008 video filmed by former left wing blogger Chad Nodland who, during the 2012 election cycle, attempted to remove it from public view. In the video Heidi Heitkamp, years before her first Senate campaign, expresses strong support for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Heidi Heitkamp’s Feelings About Her Party’s Presidential Candidates Change So Often It Can Make You Dizzy

Over the holiday weekend Senator Heidi Heitkamp was asked about whether or not she’d like President Barack Obama to campaign for her here in North Dakota this election cycle. Her response was swift and firm in the negative: "Asked if she thought Obama might show up in North Dakota, Heitkamp said: 'Nope, no.'" #NDSen #NDPolhttps://t.co/j07ERY5ULr

The Great River Energy Coal Creek Station coal plant near the Falkirk mine outside of Underwood, N.D., is the largest power plant in North Dakota. Forum file photo.

Trump Replaces Obama’s Ideological Attack on Coal Power With Something More Pragmatic

The Obama administration hated coal power. The former president’s detractors referred to his policy agenda in this policy area as a “war on coal,” and that wasn’t an exaggeration. The so-called Clean Power Plan, among other policies, seemed organized more around an ideological objection to coal energy from coal than any desire for workable regulations

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at the Cannonball Flag Day Celebration in Cannonball, N.D. on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service)

Why Is It That Democrats See Barack Obama as a Successful President?

“Barack Obama Urges Democrats to Try to Sound More Like Him in 2018,” reads a headline from Jim Geraghty at National Review today. His column touches on the rising tide of Democratic outrage politics in the Trump era, and he notes that former President Barack Obama is urging Democrats to shift their tone back to

The Harley-Davidson logo is seen on the fuel tank of a motorcycle on display at the Oakland Harley-Davidson dealership in Oakland, California, on April 14, 2017. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Trump’s Attack on Harley Davidson Sounds Like Something the Obama Administration Would Do

Recently iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announced that they may be shifting more of their operations overseas do to the Trump administration’s trade policies – specifically announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminium – driving up the cost of manufacturing. That inspired a tirade from the President on Twitter: Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp shakes the hand of President Donald Trump with other state leaders Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Audio: In First Radio Ad Heitkamp Touts Casting “Over Half” Her Votes With Trump

A source has provided me with a copy of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s first radio ad. I’m told it’s set to hit the airwaves next week (full disclosure, I have no idea if this has been submitted to the radio station I work at or not). It’s 60 seconds long and pretty interesting stuff. Not surprisingly

Maybe Now President Obama Understands How the Pipeliners Felt?

Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I’m experiencing some schadenfreude when it comes to former President Barack Obama’s struggles to get his library built in Chicago. So far his efforts to build on the site of Chicago’s historic Jackson Park (home of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, an event probably more important than

Senator Heidi Heitkamp at Cirrus Aircrafts' celebration Tuesday, December 20 in Grand Forks, N.D. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Voting Pattern Moves Away From Democrats the Closer She Gets to Election Day

Senator Heidi Heitkamp invests a lot of time in cultivating an image of herself as a centrist. A moderate Democrat. That’s why Heitkamp is playing patty cake with President Donald Trump, a man most of her Democratic base sees as a tyrant. But Republicans, and the NDGOP specifically, tell a different story. They argue that

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