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Democrat Polling Shows Plurality Want To Re-Elect Kevin Cramer, Only 23% Want Replacement

Democrat Polling Shows Plurality Want To Re-Elect Kevin Cramer, Only 23% Want Replacement

North Dakota Democrats are trumpeting new polling from DFM Research, the pollster who did a pretty good job of calling Heidi Heitkmap’s win over Rick Berg in the Senate race last year, which they claim shows that Rep. Kevin Cramer is “vulnerable.” But a close look at the numbers indicates that it’s a pretty poll

Shocker: EPA Quietly Withdraws Study Linking Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Last year an EPA study of groundwater in Pavilion, Wyoming, made national news as the “first link” between fracking and groundwater contamination. That was big news for the anti-fracking activists who touted the study endlessly as proof that the gas/oil drilling technique is dangerous and “poisons” groundwater. But there were problems with the EPA’s study

Fracking Moratorium Goes Down In Flames In…California?

This is a couple of weeks old, but I missed it. It seems that even in oh-so-green California, home to militant environmentalists and a liberal super-majority in state government, the economic benefits of fracking are clear to a majority: Democratic leaders brought their fracking moratorium bill to the Assembly floor last week, and their rank

Lunatics Running The Asylum: SBHE Buys Out Shirvani

Chancellor Hamid Shirvani will be leaving North Dakota’s university system after offering an ultimatum to the SBHE today: Either give him the backing he needs to govern the university system or buy out his contract. The board, which was probably headed toward canning Shirvani anyway, chose to buy him out. Shirvani is the second university

Dorso Column: Legislature Showers Money On A Dysfunctional University System

The only thing good about the way the legislature dealt with Higher Education was that they passed the constitutional revision. What gives me pause for consideration is, why shower money on a system that is best described as dysfunctional. If your children acted out the way the NDUS people did this legislative session would you

Let's Face It, Measure 2 Is Coming Back

Last year North Dakota debated Measure 2, which would have abolished property taxes in the state if passed. It was defeated after a coalition of special interest groups (lead by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce) launched a group called “Keep It Local ND” to oppose it. Their primary argument, obviously, was that by eliminating

Dorso Column:House Seems Fed Up With Tobacco Agency

The 1998 tobacco settlement negotiated between the states and the big four tobacco companies was to have netted the 46 signatory states a minimum of 206 billion over 25 years. There were a number of agreements that went into the settlement not all of which sat well with the North Dakota legislature at that time.

New York City Wants To Raise Legal Tobacco Age From 18 To 21

Big, paternalistic government taking yet another step toward infantilizing Americans. At 18 you’re old enough to fight in wars, enter into legal contracts, be tried as an adult for crimes and drive in cars but in New York City they want to make it so you’re too young to choose to smoke a cigarette. The

Heitkamp Outed As Obama's Pocket Yes Vote For Gun Control

Earlier today, in writing about the Democrats’ gun control face plant, I speculated that Senator Heidi Heitkmap’s decision to vote no on the legislation probably wasn’t her decision at all but rather Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (who poured millions into helping Heitkamp get elected). If the voted had been closer, I wrote, and if

Dorso Column: Consider Referral Before Litigation For Pro-Life Bills

You will be hearing all of the moral arguments on both sides of the abortion issue in the next few months. I tend to leave the arguments about the beginning of life up to the scholars of my chosen faith. Those of you who have read my book know I am pro life. That being

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