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Dorso Column: Look Forward, Not Back, To Solve Flooding Problems

Dorso Column: Look Forward, Not Back, To Solve Flooding Problems

Sad but true is the fact that almost every major city in North Dakota is on a river. Minot,Grand Forks, Fargo, Wahpeton, Bismarck, Mandan, Valley City and Jamestown to name a few. Think about that. Everyone of them has had floods and public money has or will be spent mitigating mother natures rights of spring.

Video: North Dakota Senate Passes Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

The North Dakota Senate today brought to the floor HB1362, which contains the expansion of the state Medicaid program originally mandated by Obamacare. The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the states get a choice. With a lot of Republicans saying they dislike the bill but will vote for it, the bill passed on a 33-14

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple

When Do You Plan On Governing, Governor Dalrymple?

We all know that North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple is a lead-from-behind sort of leader. He doesn’t like to be out in front on issues. Reticence was a feature of former Governor John Hoeven’s time in office, and Dalrymple has carried on the tradition into his own term of government. Dalrymple, like Hoeven, prefers to

Guest Post: Paging Ron Swanson To Grand Forks

Amid the mountain of criticism for the three recent pro-life bills signed by the Governor, turns out progressive-leaning people don’t really believe in choice at all. Sure, they argue for the “choice” to kill somebody else, or who can marry who, but when it comes down to it, progressives believe in choice so far as

Video: Governor Jack Dalrymple Says He Doesn't Have Any "Personal Beliefs" About Pro-Life Bills He Signed

Last night Chris Berg interviewed Governor Jack Dalrymple on his Valley News Live Show. I believe it’s the first time Governor Dalrymple has given an interview since signing three controversial pro-life bills into law. During the interview, Berg asked the governor why he signed the bills into law. Dalrymple told him it was because so

Free Markets And Piracy

This weekend the latest season of Game of Thrones premiered on HBO, and online the show – which already has the dubious honor of being the most stolen television show in the world – promptly set a record for piracy: Game of Thrones season three premiered last night, and that’s kind of a big deal.

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

Study Finds North Dakota Is The "Freest" State In The Union

According to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, North Dakota is the freest state in the nation: The “Freedom in the 50 States” study measured economic and personal freedom using a wide range of criteria, including tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and state laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control, education choice

Indiana Supreme Court Rules School Vouchers Don't Violate Blaine Amendment

Recently here in North Dakota we had a debate over school choice policies and how they relate to archaic, bigoted language in the state Constitution banning state funding for “sectarian schools.” Unfortunately, the state legislature rejected both the school choice legislation introduced by Rep. Mark Dosch and a constitutional amendment introduced by Rep. Bette Grande

Video: North Dakota Approves Three More Anti-Abortion Bills

The North Dakota House today had lengthy debate on four anti-abortion bills with originated in the Senate. This is “landmark legislation,” as Rep. Robin Weisz noted during the floor debate. “No state has made a statement like we’ve made today.” Here’s what got votes: SB2305 – Introduced by Senator Spencer Berry, this bill would require

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