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ND Democrat Party Chairman Bob Valeu Stepping Down

ND Democrat Party Chairman Bob Valeu Stepping Down

Like pretty much every election cycle for at least the last decade, 2014 was not a very good year for North Dakota Democrats. Not a single one of their statewide candidates won – including Jason Astrup who lost to Republican Tax Commissioner incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger after the latter spent a month of the campaign season in

North Dakota Democrats Just Don't Get It: Voters Don't Want Want Balance For Balance's Sake

“Silver lining shines within N.D. Dems’ election cloud” That’s the headline over a letter to the editor written by the Democrat leadership in the North Dakota Legislature in which House and Senate Minority Leaders Kenton Onstad and Mac Schneider do their best to spin what was an undeniably ugly election day for North Dakota liberals. [mks_pullquote

This Is What May Be Keeping North Dakota Republicans Up At Night

Could North Dakota Republicans become a victim of the state’s success? Let me explain. By any conventional measure, North Dakota Republicans seem set to have another very successful election cycle. They’ve got a huge incumbency advantage. Every single Republican on the statewide ballot is an incumbent (though two of them – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger

How Did Democrats Become The Party Of The Rich?

“If you brought back either of the Roosevelts—Teddy or Franklin—from the grave, the most astonishing thing they would find is that the “malefactors of great wealth” have become the benefactors of today’s liberalism, and Democrats have become the party of the rich,” writes Steven Hayward in Forbes. To be sure, labor unions (along with trial

From the Left: Conscience of a Pro-Life Democrat

I have a confession to make that may disappoint many of you. I am a lifelong Democrat, I have been active in the Dem-NPL party in my home state of North Dakota, I am the token “Liberal” here on the Say Anything Blog, and I am pro-life. I have not always been so. I was

Report: No Liberal Or Even Non-Partisan Groups Say They Were Targeted By The IRS

“Republicans are looking for a conspiracy where there isn’t one,” Rep. Jim McDermott said of the inquiry into the IRS scandal during a House Ways and Committee hearing earlier this week. And yet, according to McClatchy, not a single liberal or even non-ideological group has come forward to say they were mistreated by the IRS

The Cost Of Student Loans Must Go Up

Last month House Republicans passed legislation which would tie interest rates on student loans to US Treasury notes, with a cap at 8.5%. This would have the effect of introducing at least some element of market forces to the student loan market. Democrats in the Senate have a plan, not yet voted on, which would

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