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Guest Post: Protect North Dakota Gays From Discrimination

Guest Post: Protect North Dakota Gays From Discrimination

I consider myself a Republican and I deeply support SB 2252 which would protect members of the LGBT community against discrimination in employment and housing. I support this bill because of my republicanism. I believe in one’s right and control of property. I feel that it would be unjust for a landlord to kick out

Guest Post: Fargo Flood Diversion Would Use Federal Eminent Domain Powers To Get Around North Dakota Law

We hold dear the rights enumerated by the founders, chief among them the rights to life, liberty and property. Our laws limit when and how our government, whether state, federal or municipal, may separate us from those rights. As residents of North Dakota we are protected by both a state constitution and the federal constitution.

Administration Bloat Isn't Just For Higher Education

Administrative bloat is a big problem in higher education, but it appears to be a big problem in K-12 education as well according to Professor Mark Perry: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice notes that these trends might be acceptable if they were resulting in a better education for the kids. Unfortunately, that’s not what

US Oil Production Grew More In 2012 Than Any Other Year In History

Remember “peak oil?” The theory that we would one day run out of oil – just a few decades ago people were predicting it would happen in our lifetimes – has been, along with “global warming,” the primary justification for billions of dollars in government largess dumped on the so-called “green” or “renewable” energy industry.

Government Benefits Have Reduced The Incentive To Be Employed

In the Wall Street Journal, Richard Vedder writes about America’s declining work force: In recent decades there was a steady rise in the employment-to-population ratio: For every 100 working-age Americans, there were eight more workers in 2000 than in 1960. The increase entirely reflects higher female participation in the labor force. Yet in the years

Bill Would Compensate Businesses For Costs Of Smoking Ban Out Of Tobacco Prevention Budget

When voters created North Dakota’s tobacco prevention fund back in 2008 they may not have realized that the fund, and the board managing it, could use their revenues for lobbying and political activism, up to and including pushing initiated measures. Now we’re living with the consequences of that decision. With the full force of the

Why Does North Dakota Need A 25% Increase In Human Services Spending?

North Dakotans have become used to stories, in the past few years, extolling the state’s booming economy. North Dakota has some of the fastest growing employment numbers, and lowest unemployment rates. Personal incomes in North Dakota are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation. Yet, according to Governor Jack Dalrymple’s executive budget recommendations, we

Obama Predicted 5.2% Unemployment By December 2012

We got an abysmal jobs report today, but in the context of promises made by the Obama administration, it’s all the more grim. Via Jim Pethokoukis, this chart created by the Obama administration for their sales pitch for the stimulus spending spree shows what they expected the unemployment rate to be both with and without

Democrats Cleaning House At Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota

Last month Blue Cross Blue Shield had a lot of people in political circles in the state scratching their heads with the hire of very partisan Democrat House candidate Pam Gulleson to a new VP position overseeing the company’s government affairs division. Gulleson’s immediate superior is a former campaign manager for Heidi Heitkamp, making the

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