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Under Obama, The Rich Have Gotten Richer

Under Obama, The Rich Have Gotten Richer

President Obama is nothing if not a class warrior, using the themes of the Occupy Wall Street movement to color his railing about the “1%” not “paying their fair share,” etc., etc. But what if it turned out the rich had actually gotten richer under President Obama’s governance? Remember too that from 2007 through 2010

Movie Review: How Capitalism Ended Racial Segregation In Baseball

Last night my wife and I went to see 42, the Jackie Robinson story. It was an enjoyable enough movie (as they said in Moneyball , it’s hard not to be romantic about baseball), though the story was more fairy tale than reality. But what do you expect when a movie about real people doing

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple

Governor Jack Dalrymple Signs Obamacare Expansion Of Medicaid Into Law

There was no question that he was going to sign it – Governor Jack Dalrymple slipped the expansion into his Human Services budget before the legislative session even began – but it’s depressing to see it happen none-the-less. BISMARCK — Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation to expand Medicaid to cover more uninsured residents

Hoeven Was Having Dinner With The President While Rand Paul Filibustered

Senator Rand Paul got a lot of support from other Republicans last night when he filibustered President Obama’s CIA nominee over the refusal by the White House to clarify their position on assassinating US citizens. Not among those Republicans on hand to help out? Senator John Hoeven, who instead went to dinner with President Obama

SAB Legislative Hall Of Shame Week 8: Rep. Dave Monson

The last week of the legislative session before crossover was a busy one. Both chambers of the legislature were in floor session for hours and hours as lots of important and controversial bills got their votes. So picking a Hall of Shame winner this week was tough. There were a lot of legislators who deserved

ND House Votes For Obamacare Expansion Of Medicaid

Here’s a question: Why bother electing Republicans if they won’t block bad Democrat health care policy? Because that’s exactly what the North Dakota House did today. After a lengthy debate (video here), in which not a single Democrat participated, the House majority voted to implement the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid. The bill, HB1362, was divided

Sequester Would Have Minimal Impact On North Dakota

There’s a lot of media hype about the “sequester” spending reductions (we really shouldn’t call them cuts) and their impact, but here in North Dakota it doesn’t appear as though there will be much of an impact at all. According to this summary from the Williston Herald, we’re looking at about $33.4 million in lost

The Sequester Cuts Are Anything But "Deep"

There’s a lot of media alarmism going on over automatic sequester cuts, a bi-partisan idea put forward by President Obama and embraced by Republicans, set to take place in April unless Congress intervenes. The New York Times describes them as “deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard.” Locally, too, there is no shortage of

Degree Inflation: It Takes A BA To Be A File Clerk

“The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma,” writes Catherine Rampell in the New York Times, “the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.” Economists have referred to this phenomenon as “degree inflation,” and it has been steadily infiltrating America’s job market. Across industries and geographic areas,

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