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Dorso Column: What Was Blue Cross Thinking?

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

Liberal News Anchor Breaks Gun Laws On Television, Gets Off Scott Free

Laws, I guess, are for the little people. And after all, David Gregory is on the right side of this issue. But please note, they’re saying that Gregory will escape prosecution despite clearly breaking the law. Via Legal Insurrection, who has the prosecutor’s whole letter. Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of

If The Blacks Had Guns Slavery Might Not Have Happened

“I think Martin Luther King would agree with me, if he were alive today, that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history,” Larry Ward, chairman of “Gun Appreciation Day (GAD)” and

Shooter Makes Victims Out Of People In Another "Gun Free Zone"

According to breaking news out of California, another school shooting has happened. As of the time of this writing, at least two people are reported as having been shot. More details here. The nasty national debate we’ve been having over gun control is about to get more emotional, and even nastier, I’m afraid. Two things

Why Doesn't North Dakota Track Welfare Funds?

Occasionally we are treated to news stories like this one which detail the use of government welfare funds – programs like TANF or food stamps – being used in inappropriate ways, such as in strip clubs or for alcohol. I was interested in doing a similar story here in North Dakota. After all, these stories

Interview: Former Congressman Rick Berg Talks Fiscal Cliff, His Senate Race Loss And His Future In ND

“At the end of a legislative session, if you ask people if they’re going to run for the legislature again and they say yes then they’re not a good legislator,” former Rep. Rick Berg told me during our interview in response to a question about his future political career. Berg said he’s “excited to get

Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Jump In Firearms Sales

The FBI is reporting a big jump in the number of background checks they ran for gun purchases in December, well above the previous month and also well above December of 2011: The FBI reported a record-high number of background checks for firearms purchases in the month of December, in the wake of the massacre

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