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President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign-style rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Given the Alternatives, Why Wouldn’t Christians Back Trump?

Given the Alternatives, Why Wouldn’t Christians Back Trump?

Trump may be a human toothache, but every single Democratic candidate to replace him in the White House has either come out in favor of banning fracking or all but regulating it out of existence. If any of those candidates won, and made good on their campaign promise, it would be like someone hit the

Sen. Kevin Cramer-R, N.D., talks about the need to adopt tougher immigration policies in order to stop the "magnet affect" that he says attracts non-citizens to the U.S. (WDAY)

Senator Cramer Accuses “Corrupt Bureaucracy” of Leaking His Emails

A theme of the Trump era has been pitched combat between elected leaders and entrenched bureaucrats who seem resistant to the idea that they must do as those elected leaders say. Cramer’s accusation certainly fits in with that. Continue reading…

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Guest Post: Is There Something Other Than a Trump Republican?

This guest post was submitted by Fargo-based attorney Mark Western Impeachment is a big deal this week.  Even though the result of Wednesday’s vote in the United States House of Representatives has not yet happened, the results of it are being reported as a foregone conclusion.  The President of the United States will be impeached. 

Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken voiced his opposition to new refugee resettlements at a Burleigh County Commission meeting in Bismarck on Dec. 9, 2019. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service

Why Were We So Scared to Have a Debate Over Refugee Resettlement?

It’s almost as though the Trump administration, by giving locals a degree of autonomy when it comes to resettlement, has revealed that resettlement isn’t nearly as controversial as we may think. That seems like a pretty good outcome, doesn’t it? Granted, some continue to oppose resettlement quite vocally, but since not one state or local

Sen. Kevin Cramer, right, is interviewed during a visit to Arizona on 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 they can build. Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Kevin Cramer

Print Column: Fisher Industries Kerfuffle Is a Political Rorschach Test

In a better sort of world, this audit would be a good-faith effort to ensure the proper expenditure of tax dollars. Unfortunately, the world we live in is twisted by partisan angst, and the motivations for these reviews (if not always their findings) are usually something less than pure. Continue reading…

Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) prepares for an interview with CNN Photo via Twitter

‘It Will Be Impeachment Every Single Time’

“In the history of our country, the party who is not in the White House has accused the White House of abuse of power,” Armstrong said. “It started 200 years ago, it will continue into the future, except now, congratulations, it will be impeachment every single time one party controls the House of Representatives and

Fisher Industries in Dickinson, North Dakota Forum News Service

The Fisher Industries Border Wall Contract Is Among the Cheapest Awarded

There has been a lot of political furor, of late, over North Dakota-based Fisher Industries receiving a very large federal contract to build a portion of the controversial border wall between the United States and Mexico. The company is set to be paid $268 million to build 31 miles of border wall in the Cabeza

President Trump, It’s Time to Withdraw From Afghanistan

Since the 2001 invasion, the American taxpayers have spent nearly $1 trillion on military operations in Afghanistan. It’s a total that doesn’t include spending by covert branches of our government, such as the CIA or ancillary costs associated with the war incurred by organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs. But now a bombshell report

Print Column: North Dakota Opened Its Arms to Oil Workers, Why Not Refugees Too?

MINOT, N.D. — The Trump administration has given the states and local governments the ability to opt-out of federal refugee resettlement. The feds, or the private groups doing resettlement for the feds, haven’t always been cooperative. City and county governments, not to mention school districts and social service organizations, have often found themselves struggling to

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