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Number Of Women As Top Household Earners Growing, Birth Rates Falling

Number Of Women As Top Household Earners Growing, Birth Rates Falling

According to a Pew study, women are becoming the top income earners in an increasing number of households. Part of that increase is due to an increase in single mother households – not a positive for our society – but what’s interesting is that the number of married women who are the top income earners

New York Times: Ban Background Checks For Applicants

“Sixty-five million Americans have criminal records that might cause them to be denied jobs, even for arrests or minor convictions that occurred in the distant past,” writes The New York Times editorial board. As someone who used to do background checks for a living, I’ll admit that the permanence of our backgrounds in this digital

Democrats Threaten The LA Times Over Potential Koch Brothers Sale

The LA Times and several other publications all owned by the Tribune Company may be bought by the Koch brothers, the libertarian/conservative billionaires who have become bêtes noires for the left. So, naturally, everybody is freaking out. Because it’s ok when liberals/progressives own mainstream media outlets, but not anyone from the right. Anyway, now the

Should Business Be Able To Refuse Service To Gays?

In the State of Washington, a florist has been sued for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. In response, that state’s legislature has before it SB5927 which would allow people, businesses or religious organizations to “deny services if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or entity owner’s sincerely

Schafer Column: Remembering Governor Guy, A Humble Public Servant

Nancy and I were sad to hear about the death of Governor Bill Guy. I am thankful for his commitment to the state of North Dakota and proud of his impact on the policies and directions that affect our lives. His political skills changed the face of politics in our state and solid leadership delivered

Pew Poll: For The First Time In 40 Years Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

It’s been trending this way for years, and will likely continue given that support for legalizing marijuana is most intense among the younger generations: The survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 13-17 among 1,501 adults, finds that young people are the most supportive of marijuana legalization. Fully 65% of Millennials –born since 1980

Guest Post: Paging Ron Swanson To Grand Forks

Amid the mountain of criticism for the three recent pro-life bills signed by the Governor, turns out progressive-leaning people don’t really believe in choice at all. Sure, they argue for the “choice” to kill somebody else, or who can marry who, but when it comes down to it, progressives believe in choice so far as

Legislative Committee Says Yes To Funding Planned Parenthood

The one pro-life bill yet to reach Governor Jack Dalrymple’s desk is SB2368, which is related to fetal pain. That bill was amended by Rep. Bette Grande to prohibit any state agency from partnering with a group that promotes abortions. The amendment was aimed at North Dakota State University which, thumbing its nose at the

Some North Dakota Pastors Only Want Religious Liberty Some Of The Time

There were plenty of religious leaders in the state who testified in favor of legislation in Bismarck which lifts the state’s prohibition on guns in churches, leaving it up to the churches themselves. But there are some religious leaders opposed too. To me, the case for allowing concealed carry in churches is obvious. Places of

Study Finds North Dakota Is The "Freest" State In The Union

According to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, North Dakota is the freest state in the nation: The “Freedom in the 50 States” study measured economic and personal freedom using a wide range of criteria, including tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and state laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control, education choice

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