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Maybe Now President Obama Understands How the Pipeliners Felt?

Maybe Now President Obama Understands How the Pipeliners Felt?

Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I’m experiencing some schadenfreude when it comes to former President Barack Obama’s struggles to get his library built in Chicago. So far his efforts to build on the site of Chicago’s historic Jackson Park (home of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, an event probably more important than

Militarized Police Officers Were Not Why the #NoDAPL Protests Were Violent

Were the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline violent because they were perpetrated by political extremists who pick fights with cops as a way to draw attention to their case? Or because the cops equipped themselves thoroughly against that threat? A lawyer for the activists says it’s the latter in response to an Associated

Law enforcement stands off with #NoDAPL protesters on Sunday, November 20, at the Backwater Bridge along Highway 1806. Photo via Morton County

Sophia Wilansky Got Hurt Because the #NoDAPL Movement Used Violence as a Tactic

Over the weekend the New York Post ran an unfortunate profile of #NoDAPL activist Sophia Wilanksy. You’ll remember her as the woman who got her arm maimed during a violent conflict the anti-pipeline protesters instigated with law enforcement at the Backwater Bridge. It’s all part of an on-going effort by left wing propagandists to rewrite

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents sing prayer songs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as they vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., ahead of the evacuation deadline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

#NoDAPL Activist on Trial Claims There Should Be No Consequences for Protecting Water

If you needed more evidence for the idea that some factions of the environmental movement are convinced that tactics like violence and vandalism are justified by their cause, consider this press release from the Lakota People’s Law Project. It’s announcing the impending delivery of what they allege are more than 50,000 petition signatures asking a

UND Spokesman Says Professor Wasn’t Prevented From Hosting #NoDAPL Seminars

Yesterday we got news that University of North Dakota professor Mark Trahant would be resigning at the end of his three year stint as the Charles R. Johnson endowed Professor of Journalism. In social media postings he expressed disappointment and “disgust” with the university over what he alleges was a refusal let him stage seminars

UND Journalism Professor Says He Couldn’t Do #NoDAPL Seminar Because of Potential Political Backlash

Mark Trahant is the Charles R. Johnson endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota, but he won’t be any more at the end of his current term. According to social media postings, Mr. Trahant has decided to step down at the end of his three year stint saying he’s “disappointed and disgusted”

Hay and logs burn next to a pickup full of flammable materials as a last effort by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to keep law enforcement at bay as protesters left the Morton County Road 134 bridge Thursday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Congressman Cramer Signs Letter Urging Department of Justice to Address Environmental Extremism

Those of us who live in North Dakota got an object lesson in the realities of the sort of political extremism which has metastasized under the umbrella of environmental activism. We saw zealots flock to the south central part of our state to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, and while some of the protesters were

Video: Anti-Oil Zealots Shut Down Public Hearing on Line Three Pipeline

The political extremists in the anti-oil movement have promised to make Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project into the next #NoDAPL movement. Given that the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline were hugely violent, and saw millions of dollars worth of vandalism and economic damage perpetrated in the region, the folks of Minnesota should feel a sense

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch holds a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismark.

If We’re Going to Preserve the History of #NoDAPL, How About We Document All of It?

News is that the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian is going to preserve an 11.5-foot-tall mile-marker post made by Hickory Edwards which was displayed at one of the #NoDAPL camps during the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here’s a photo of it: That’s just fine and dandy. The protests were a major historical event,

North Dakota Girls Staters make their away across campus at UND for a morning session at the annual event. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

John Andrist: A Good Woman Wanted for President

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to having our first woman president for these disjointed United States. I’ve noted in the past that the female sex seems to be out-starring those of us equipped with low voices, a larger body frame, and somewhat larger biceps. I suspect it is because of our