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Print Column: What if Democratic Electioneering Is Hurting Our Ability to Get Better Trade Deals?

Print Column: What if Democratic Electioneering Is Hurting Our Ability to Get Better Trade Deals?

MINOT, N.D. — Based on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign messaging, her challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer, doesn’t care about farmers. This isn’t true, of course. While we can have a debate about the efficacy of the sort of agriculture policies Cramer and Republicans support, Heitkamp’s assertion of indifference is an election year lie. Our liberal friends

Does Senator Heitkamp Condone Her Talk Radio Host Brother’s Ugly Comments About President Trump?

A major part of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election campaign has been posturing herself as an ally of President Donald Trump. From the earliest days of the marketing campaign to re-elect her, Heitkamp has touted that she’s voted with Trump more than half of the time. For a while Democrats and left wing commentators even tried

Mike Dahlen holds a sample of soybeans from his Northwood, N.D., farm. Forum file photo

Soybeans Are Going to Be a Real Problem for Republican Candidates Cramer and Armstrong

“Elevators in the eastern portion of the state have pulled their bids for soybeans,” Dr. Frayne Olson, a crop economics expert from North Dakota State University, tells the Williston Herald. “There is literally no price for soybeans.” Right now Olson said there is only a small number of elevators in our region where this is

President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Print Column: Trump’s Next Visit to North Dakota Should Be to Indian Country

MINOT, N.D. — “What have you got to lose?” That was President Donald Trump’s entreaty to North Dakota’s Native American voters during a recent visit to Fargo in support of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It’s an echo of a similar argument Trump has made to black voters, and as

Podcast: Trump in Fargo

On the radio show today we talked about Trump in Fargo, and took a lot of calls about Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney’s decision (a political stunt, I think) to request reimbursement for security costs for the visit from Republicans. Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann was on to talk about his campaign for re-election against Democrat

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) speaks at a campaign rally as President Donald Trump looks on at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Cramer Campaign Says They’ve Raised $1 Million From Trump Event Already, Mostly From North Dakotans

President Donald Trump will be visiting Fargo tomorrow for a fundraiser, but Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign is saying they’ve already raised more than $1 million from the event. But, perhaps more interesting than that, the campaign is saying 90 percent of that total came from North Dakotans. “The Kevin Cramer for U.S. Senate Campaign

President Donald Trump waves at the end of a campaign rally June 27 at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Forum file photo

Fargo Mayor Caves to the Petty Politics of Campaign Season, Will Ask for Reimbursements for Trump Event

When President Donald Trump visited Fargo earlier this year the mayor of that city, Tim Mahoney, asked for an accounting of the security and planning costs of that visit, but said he wasn’t after reimbursement. I praised the mayor at the time. It’s always important for the taxpayers to understand the cost of government. Transparency

The Great River Energy Coal Creek Station coal plant near the Falkirk mine outside of Underwood, N.D., is the largest power plant in North Dakota. Forum file photo.

Trump Replaces Obama’s Ideological Attack on Coal Power With Something More Pragmatic

The Obama administration hated coal power. The former president’s detractors referred to his policy agenda in this policy area as a “war on coal,” and that wasn’t an exaggeration. The so-called Clean Power Plan, among other policies, seemed organized more around an ideological objection to coal energy from coal than any desire for workable regulations

Print Column: The Public’s Loss of Faith in Mass Media Began Long Before Donald Trump

MINOT, N.D. — It’s become fashionable for journalists to blame Donald Trump and his attacks on “fake news” for undermining the public’s trust in mass media. An example of this are recent editorials from newspapers across the country, coordinated by a call to action from the Boston Globe, criticizing the President’s “dirty war on the

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday as his choice for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh served as a clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy in the early 1990s alongside Justice Neil Gorsuch. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount

Linda Thorson: “Women for Kavanaugh” Bus Coming to Fargo

This guest post was submitted by Linda Thorson, the state director for the North Dakota chapter of Concerned Women for America. Would you like Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) to vote for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as our next Supreme Court justice? You have the opportunity to rally for that cause! As the

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