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Print Column: The Dumbest Thing Democrats Could Do Is Listen to Heidi Heitkamp

Print Column: The Dumbest Thing Democrats Could Do Is Listen to Heidi Heitkamp

MINOT, N.D. — For some reason Heidi Heitkamp — despite just one, flukey electoral victory to her name in the last two decades — has been anointed an expert in certain Democratic circles on how to appeal to rural voters. Recently, the erstwhile senator delivered a luncheon speech to a convention of Montana Democrats, and

House Minority Leader Rep. Cory Mock, D-Grand Forks, right, answers questions along with Senate assistant minority leader Sen. John Grabinger, at a press conference in Bismarck on Tuesday requesting North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to withdraw from a Texas lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act. Bismarck Tribune photo

Pro-Obamacare Lawsuit, Filed by North Dakota Democrats as a Campaign Gambit, Smacked Down by Judge

When it’s an election year in North Dakota we know at some point left wing interests will probably file some frivolous lawsuit to manufacture headlines, and that invariably these lawsuits will fail on their merits once the election is over. The most notorious example is from the 2012 cycle when the Dakota Resource Council and

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Print Column: Let’s All Be Thankful Democrats Haven’t Been in Charge of ND Oil Policy

MINOT, N.D.—”The for sale sign is out,” Whiting Petroleum Corp. CEO Brad Holly told the Denver Business Journal recently. “We’re trying to sell all our properties in Colorado.” That’s a pretty big deal, because as it happens Whiting, founded in 1980, is actually headquartered in Colorado where it exists as the state’s largest oil company.

Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

Some Thoughts After Roy Moore’s Defeat in Alabama

Roy Moore lost in Alabama last night. I’m glad he did. Moore is a despicable human being based on his feelings about homosexuals alone, not to mention the credible accusations of sexual misconduct with teen girls. I’m not glad Alabama had to elect a Democrat to keep Moore out of the Senate, though. That’s going

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North Dakota Democrats Face Fraction as Upstart Progressives Want a Split

You wouldn’t think it would be possible for North Dakota’s Democratic-Nonpartisan League to become less relevant to governance. The party holds not a single state elected office, while Republicans hold roughly 85 percent of the seats in the Legislature. Yet a faction of progressives want to split the Nonpartisan League from the party and make

Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp greets supporters during a victory rally Nov. 8, 2012, at the Teamsters Lounge in Fargo. File photo by Carrie Snyder / The Forum North Dakota

Some North Dakota Progressives Considering Forming a Third Party

The Minot Daily News has an interesting article about a couple of dozen Minot-area progressives coming together to figure out how to be relevant in modern North Dakota politics. Part of the motivation for the meeting is a feeling that local Democrats have given up the fight. “My personal feeling on it is there’s just a

North Dakota’s Budget Problems Have to Do With Spending Not Tax Cuts

As the state legislature grapples with budget challenges in Bismarck a talking point has emerged from our friends from the left about why those challenges are so large. It’s the tax cuts, they tell us. An example of this is Democrat Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen who was a very, very far left lawmaker herself until

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