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Major Minnesota Wind Project On The Verge Of Collapse

Major Minnesota Wind Project On The Verge Of Collapse

A major Minnesota wind project which initially saw investment from billionaire T. Boone Pickens before being sold to New Era is on the ropes. “New Era has no confidence that due process for this project will ever end, nor that an ABPP (Avian and Bat Protection Plan) will ever be approved, however comprehensively and carefully

Spirit Lake Tribal Elders Vote Out Tribal Government Saying They're "Ashamed"

This is a bit of retribution for Rep. Kevin Cramer, I think, as the tribal government that was swift to condemn him for comments about problems with crime and due process on the reservation just got voted out of power. The Spirit Lake tribal elders, saying they’re “ashamed” to even be associated with the tribe,

Video: Despite Problems At Spirit Lake, Heitkamp Defends Expansion Of Tribal Jurisdiction

The Violence Against Women Act has been heralded by Senator Heitkamp as one of the major achievements of her first 100 days in the US Senate. She’s even gone so far as to take a victory lap around the state after its passage in the Senate, and in this observer’s humble opinion she’s been quietly

Spirit Lake Reservation Official Claims She Was "Verbally Abused" By Rep. Kevin Cramer

I’ve written extensively about the very real problems in the Violence Against Women Act pertaining to due process rights for non-tribal members accused of crimes in tribal jurisdictions. The tribal justice system is prone to woeful levels of incompetency and corruption, and there are serious questions about whether or not non-tribal members can get fair

Senator Rand Paul Gets Perfunctory Letter From Obama Administration: "The Answer To Your Question Is No"

Via Fox News, Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to Senator Rand Paul with a perfunctory letter advising him that the answer to his question about drone strikes on US citizens here in the United states is “no.” I’m sure the spin from the Obama administrations and its apologists will be that Senator Paul was

Due Process Rights Take A Back Seat To The "War On Women"

The House today voted in favor of re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act. After first considering a version backed by House conservatives, protecting the rights of the accused by removing a provision giving tribal authorities jurisdiction over non-tribal members, they passed the Senate version of the law. Here in North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (who,

ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 7: Rep. Mike Nathe

I’m a little late getting to this week’s Hall of Shame inductee thanks to a rough trip back from Phoenix where I was attending a conference over the weekend. The weather was really, really bad in Denver but thankfully my flight was one of the few to get out, though not without some delays and

Heidi Heitkamp, John Hoeven Help Pass Unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act

During the North Dakota Senate campaign last year, liberal Democrat Heidi Heitkamp was quick to lambaste her opponent Rick Berg for a “war on women” because House Republicans were resisting the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. To hear Heitkamp tell it at the time, Berg was all for violence against women, but there

One In Five Americans Think The President Ordering Drone Assassinations Is OK

This headline from Rasmussen Reports is the sort of thing that can make a person lose faith in democracy: According to the poll, Americans are mostly split on whether or not they support drone assassinations for US citizens who are suspected of terrorism: Just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the American government’s use of

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