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President Donald Trump arrives to a rally at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa., Oct. 10, 2018. (Al Drago/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Guest Post: Maybe Stop Caring So Much About What the President Tweets

Guest Post: Maybe Stop Caring So Much About What the President Tweets

This guest post was submitted by Fargo attorney Mark Western It’s Groundhog Day yet again. Over the weekend, the Twitter-verse has been upended yet again with the President’s incendiary statement admonishing four Democratic members of Congress to “go back” to where they came from.  While some have interpreted this as a taunt to go back

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Trump Says So-Called “Fake News” Is “Dangerous” and “Not Free Speech” but He’s Absolutely Wrong

“I don’t think that the mainstream media is free speech either, because it’s so crooked, it’s so dishonest. So to me, free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad, to me that’s very dangerous speech, and you become angry at it,” President Donald Trump said at the recent

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says of HR1044 “I Not Only Supported It I Championed It”

“I not only supported it, I championed it.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer said of HR1044, called the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, on this episode of Plain Talk. He was responding questions from listeners upset about his support for the legislation, but Cramer says it’s a good bill. He says it would

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta seated next to Governor Doug Burgum during a 2019 visit to North Dakota. Dave Olson/The Forum

Print Column: When Child Rape Becomes Just Another Political Football

MINOT, N.D. ⁠— Not quite as horrifying as the most recent news about Jeffrey Epstein, but still entirely nauseating, has been the rush to use the man as a political cudgel. The secretive financier who may or may not be a billionaire ⁠— his money management firm is based in the U.S. Virgin Islands and generates no

Kevin Cramer speaks with President Donald Trump at Scheels Arena in Fargo on June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Trump Was First to Call Border Situation a “Humanitarian Crisis”

Which of the large field of Democrats running for President is the biggest threat to incumbent Donald Trump? “Joe Biden presents the greatest threat,” Senator Kevin Cramer says on this episode of Plain Talk. He says Biden appeals to a larger majority of moderate Americans, a faction of voters obscured by some of the extremism

Sen. Kevin Cramer, right, is interviewed during a visit to Arizona on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to observe Fisher Industries, a North Dakota company, show how it can build a wall on the southern border. In the background is a portion of wall the company demonstrated how they can build. Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Kevin Cramer

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sick of Apologizing” for Promoting a North Dakota Company for the Border Wall Contract

“I don’t apologize for advocating for them.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer had to say in an interview, recorded before the Memorial Day holiday, referring to controversy over a Dickinson-based Fisher Industries and their push to get a contract to build the border wall. The company’s owner has appeared on Fox News to promote the

If Democrats Are Worried About Trade, Why Aren’t They Ratifying the USMCA?

North Dakota Democrats are trying to make hay on trade, hoping to leverage some of the pain farmers may be feeling as a result of the trade war with China into political progress. That talking point didn’t get a lot of traction during the 2018 election cycle, but it’s hard to blame them for keeping

Video: Armstrong Gets Democratic Witness to Agree That Committee Subpoena Would Have Required Barr to Break the Law

Democrats have been rough on Attorney General William Barr lately, accusing him of violating the law, and even going so far as to joke about putting him in handcuffs for refusing to comply with a U.S. House subpoena demanding an unredacted copy of the Mueller report. But what if that subpoena itself would have required

Farmers watch while a load of soybeans is delivered to the Arthur Companies' elevator complex, in Arthur, N.D., Oct. 29, 2018. North Dakota’s soybean crops are flourishing. But China has stopped buying. Dan Koeck/Copyright 2018 The New York Times

What if the Trade Fight With China Is Bigger Than Soybeans?

In 1995 then-President Bill Clinton extended Most Favored Nation status to China. His justification for the move, coming as it did after ripping George H.W. Bush for being soft on China during the 1992 campaign, was believing we could make China a better neighbor by trading with them. “This decision offers us the best opportunity

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Trump Scandals Are “Uninteresting to the Vast Majority of People”

From local columnists to national television pundits, the political media can’t get enough of President Donald Trump. His tweets and his rallies, his tax returns and sometimes even the actual policies of his administration, are all fodder for intense scrutiny. On this episode of Plain Talk Senator Kevin Cramer, responding to a listener question, says

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