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Dorso Column: A Breather At Crossover

Dorso Column: A Breather At Crossover

Crossover is a very stressful time for many legislators. Leadership and standing committee chairs feel the pressure of making the deadline. Legislation that has been held in committee waiting for a compromise to emerge or amendments agreed to must be reported to the floor. There are deadlines leading up to crossover that, if met, make

Dorso Column: On Civility In Politics

Today I wasn’t on the water. I found time to get IHEART Radio on my I Pad so I could listen to KFYR. It was interesting listening to former state Senator Heitkamp discuss the issues. Joel certainly knows how the process works as his interview with newly elected Senator Sinner illustrated. What I found intriguing

Obama Administration's "Compromise" On Contraception Mandate Is No Compromise At All

With several lawsuits challenging the mandate stalled awaiting the White House’s clarification of how they’ll apply a contraception coverage mandate to faith-based employers, the Obama administration announced today a “compromise” which doesn’t really seem like a compromise at all. In fact, it kind of seems like President Obama thinks we’re stupid. Under this proposal, objecting

Aircraft Management Bill Amended To End University System Exemption

During the interim between the 2011 legislative session and the current one it seemed legislators were ready to crack down on the abuse of private airplanes by the university system. Legislators chastised NDSU for overspending on the plane they own for the use of university officials, noting that the university (which, ironically enough, has largely

Women In Combat: Good Idea Or Bad?

Yesterday it was leaked that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is planning on opening up combat roles for women. Ostensibly, women aren’t to serve in combat in the military, though in reality quite a few of them are already exposed. In fact, there is a member of the House right now who lost both of

Dorso Column: What Was Blue Cross Thinking?

What are they thinking? BCBS of ND hires a Democrat, Paul von Ebers as their CEO.  That wouldn’t bother most but then he hires Denise Kolpack a known Democrat operative, and former campaign manager for North Dakota’s junior Senator Heidi Heitkamp, as Chief of Staff.   Even that might be passed over as a legitimate move

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