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Heidi Heitkamp Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Heidi Heitkamp Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Senator Heidi Heitkamp just put out this statement about gay marriage after weeks of pressure from left-wing groups targeting her as being one of just a few remaining Demcorats who were opposed: “In speaking with North Dakotans from every corner of our great state, and much personal reflection, I have concluded the federal government should

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

Dorso Column: The Media And The University System

In my last column I accuse newspapers and faculties of protecting their self interests when it comes to reform of the higher education system. I don’t think I need to go in to detail as to why faculties react the way they do. If your job might be at risk you would maybe react the

Question of the Week: How Much Should Congress be Compensated?

A few days back, House Minority Leader spoke out against possible congressional pay cuts tied to sequester with a rather unique argument: “I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi said. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.” My immediate reaction when hearing

Kopp Column: America's Checks Do Not Balance

Yes, Washington needs more tax revenue to do the job it is doing, and that’s the problem. It’s doing too much. The Federal Government is operating beyond its “job description” or its “scope of work.” There are some who believe President Obama does too much and often operates outside the law. For example, he enacted

Are We Entitled To Saturday Mail Delivery?

“There is no question that the U.S. Postal Service has serious financial problems, but it is not clear that the proposed changes would save a significant amount of money in the long term,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said by way of a press release questioning a move to end Saturday mail delivery. “A quality postal service

Dorso Column: Why It Works

Since I began writing a column for SAB I have become an off and on reader of the blog. On days I am not moving a boat or fixing one I enjoy seeing what is transpiring in the North Dakota legislature. I also enjoy the SAB reader’s reactions. I am fully aware that many in

How About A Waiting Period For Legislating?

One of the ideas for gun control being bandied about in Washington is a waiting period for gun purchases. Glenn Reynolds, writing for the New York Post, wonders if we shouldn’t first apply that idea to legislating: I’d like to propose a “waiting period” for legislation. No bill should be voted on without hearings, debate

Renewable Fuels Standard Could Gobble Up America's Entire Corn Crop

The government must stop mandating ethanol production, Mark Perry notes. It drives up prices and, unless something is done, in the not-so-distant future the mandate may have our entire American corn crop diverted to making ethanol: Corn ethanol is clearly inferior to gasoline as a fuel source for automobiles. Despite a 51-cent-per-gallon tax credit to

Grand Forks Herald Applies Double Standard To Republicans, Democrats

According to the Grand Forks Herald’s editorial today, recently-elected Representative Kevin Cramer needs to prove himself on the farm bill. “If a new Farm Bill passes out of the House Agriculture Committee in the next few months, Cramer should make it his mission to ensure that the bill reaches the House floor for a vote,”

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