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ND Abused Women Advocate Disputes Characterization Of Kevin Cramer "Tirade"

ND Abused Women Advocate Disputes Characterization Of Kevin Cramer "Tirade"

The coverage of Rep. Kevin Cramer’s alleged “tirade” against Native American tribes at a meeting of domestic violence advocates has been a little odd. Based on exactly one account of Cramer’s comments from a known political operative, posting on a left-wing website no less, it has been reported that Cramer supposedly “verbally abused” the group

North Dakota Senate Spends 20 Minutes Debating Regulation Of Water Skiing

Several sessions ago the North Dakota legislature added a new regulation to water skiing/water tubing behind motorized water craft. It was the requirement for a spotter to help the driver of the boat/jet ski ensure the safety of the skier/tuber. But, several years later, there’s no evidence that this regulation has made water skiing/tubing any

Shocker: New Town Shooter Picked School Because It Was A Vulnerable Gun Free Zone

After all the gnashing of teeth about America’s “gun culture” in the aftermath of the New Town shooting, it turns out that what made the school a target for shooter Adam Lanza was anti-gun policy. According to evidence collected by law enforcement, Lanza was methodical in how he picked his target and settled on the

ND Senate Votes Down Drone Bill

The North Dakota Senate today considered and rejected a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using a surveillance drone in a criminal investigation. Video is worth watching as Senator Joe Miller, when it became clear the bill would probably fail, asked that it be divided so that the portion

Study: Turns Out Federal Money Isn't Free Money For North Dakota

The North Dakota Policy Council, in partnership with Columbia Economics, has released a study about the impact of federal grants on state spending. Not surprisingly, it turns out that federal money isn’t free money. Not only does it cost us all as federal tax payers, but by accepting the money the state ends up inflating

Guest Post: North Dakota's Heart Beat Bill Is Constitutional

I apologize up front for the length of this piece. I have had many requests to lay out the constitutional framework for HB1456 also known as the Heartbeat Bill, but, as I said in my earlier piece on life there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions. Pro-abortion

Minutes Show Student "No Confidence" Votes Politically Motivated

Various student government groups around the state are working very hard to promote the idea that there is some sort of a student uprising against embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. Frankly, I’ve been a little skeptical. Most of these student governments are a bit of a joke. Very few students actually vote to elect those serving

Laws Named After Children Should Require A Super Majority To Pass

Just as the North Dakota legislature is considering tougher DUI laws for the state, the North Dakota Department of Transportation has launched a new ad campaign featuring the victims of high-profile drunk driving incident from last year. Because that’s not at all political, right? And the state’s media, most notably Forum Communications, has hyped a

Does Heidi Heitkamp Care About Victims Of Violence Or Trial Lawyers?

Rep. Kevin Cramer, noting that the mother of his adopted son was the victim of violence, notes some of the problems with the Violence Against Women Act that I’ve been writing about recently: “I have some concern in reference to inherent sovereignty for the tribes and I want to check more thoroughly into the constitutionality

Every Single Democrat Ethics And Transparency Proposal Got A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation Yesterday

At the beginning of the legislative session Democrats introduced a raft of transparency and ethics laws. Some of what Democrats are proposing are very, very bad ideas that would do to facilitate partisan bickering, and hinder free speech, than promote ethics or transparency. HB1444, introduced by Rep. Gail Mooney, would require anyone proposing model legislation

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