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Should There Be an Age Limit for Holding Elected Office?

Should There Be an Age Limit for Holding Elected Office?

Former President Jimmy Carter, 95 years old next month, was asked during a recent town hall at the Carter Center in Atlanta whether he would consider running for president again. Carter was defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980 after serving only one term in office. He is technically eligible to run again, and indeed former

Plain Talk: UND Economist Talks About Facebook’s New Currency

On this episode of Plain Talk, University of North Dakota economist David Flynn talks about Facebook’s new currency. Is it really a currency? Or is it more of a platform for transferring money? Are cryptocurrencies safe? What do they mean for our economy? Flynn answers all of those questions and more. Also, U.S. Senator Bernie

The Bernie Sanders Plan to Eliminate Student Debt Is Hardly a Free Lunch

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. It’s an undeniable truth. Somebody always has to pay. The Bernie Sanders plan for eliminating the roughly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt some 45 million Americans are carrying is no exception to the rule. “At a Capitol Hill news conference, Sanders unveiled the plan to eliminate

Anger Is Not an Ideology

In my years of writing about politics I’ve always been intrigued when people refer to political ideology as a negative. It’s not at all uncommon to hear someone described pejoratively as “ideological.” I understand the point being made. Hidebound ideologues, more interested in purity than pragmatism, are an obstacle not only to their own objectives

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Apparently Bullied Into Not Voting for a Presidential Candidate

The last we checked in with North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp she was under fire from the far-left wing of her own party for being a supporter of Hillary Clinton. Heitkamp’s backing of Clinton goes back a long way. In 2013 the Senator signed a letter with every other female Democrat in the U.S. Senate

Voting For Sanders, North Dakota's Democrats Move To The Left Of Relevance

At the national level Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling mightily to unite her party even as her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, continues to win in some states. That made North Dakota’s caucus last night kind of important, as implausible as that might seem. Normally our state is almost irrelevant to presidential politics, but

This Is Why North Dakota Will Go To Donald Trump In 2016

Before and after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck North Dakota’s Democrats were making a lot of political hay. Senate candidate Eliot Glassheim has called Trump’s rhetoric “offensive, inexcusable and even dangerous.” “Donald Trump represents fear, ignorance, and hatred while demeaning women,” House candidate Chase Iron eyes has

Bernie Sanders Visit Shows That Today's Democrats Are Bad For North Dakota

The fawning and gushing from North Dakota’s Democrats over the visit by Senator Bernie Sanders, the septuagenarian socialist who is running for president, has been a bit much over the last few days. But cutting through the miasma of adoration, Sanders did force our state’s liberals to reveal something honest about themselves. Every election cycle

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