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People Being Governed Without Their Consent

People Being Governed Without Their Consent

This story from Griggs County is pretty amazing. There’s been an on-going fight there over what to do with the local court house. County officials want to rebuild. Locals don’t want to spend the money to rebuild, and they want to preserve the historic court house which is one of the oldest in the state.

Homeland Security Training Video Depicts Gun Owners As Dangerous Terrorists

Well, they couldn’t use Islamic radicals as subject matter. That wouldn’t be politically correct. But white, gun-owning “militants” are just fine. It’s ok to stereotype them. The YouTube channel Patriot News Organization on Thursday uploaded a training video from the Department of Homeland Security that depicts a fake news broadcast about a police SWAT team

Dorso Column:House Seems Fed Up With Tobacco Agency

The 1998 tobacco settlement negotiated between the states and the big four tobacco companies was to have netted the 46 signatory states a minimum of 206 billion over 25 years. There were a number of agreements that went into the settlement not all of which sat well with the North Dakota legislature at that time.

No Blank Checks For Western North Dakota

In a show of rank parochial politicking, the Williston Herald praises Democrats for their efforts to “restore” oil impact funding to legislation after it was stripped from a bill by Senator Dwight Cook. “In Williston, we live in the most conservative corner of the state. Each of our state legislators is Republican, in the last

Guest Post: What Mayor Walaker May Have Seen On His Flood Trip

The Mayor of Fargo recently made his celebrated annual trip south into Richland County and South Dakota to assess the snowpack and make his traditional flood prediction. He likely drove by the golf community of Oxbow, for which Dennis Walaker has promised to pay for six new designer holes to the private golf course, a

Dorso Column: Last Legislative Days Bound To Be Interesting

After reviewing some of the legislation as it has passed the ND House or Senate I am finding some interesting differences. Just last week the senate voted down the appropriations bill for the State Auditor’s Office. They brought the bill back on Monday. Each house has the ability to bring back a piece of legislation

Dorso Column: Things Change Quickly At The End Of The Legislative Session

The last few weeks of the legislative session are here. As the standing committees act on the last of the bills assigned to them we need to pay close attention. Amendments to Senate bills and vice versa can radically change a piece of legislation. As an example, a bill passed in the House goes over

Obama Pushing Banks To Make Subprime Loans Again

“Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit,” reads the Washington Post headline. Because it worked out so well the last time we did that. The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say

Dorso Column: Consider Referral Before Litigation For Pro-Life Bills

You will be hearing all of the moral arguments on both sides of the abortion issue in the next few months. I tend to leave the arguments about the beginning of life up to the scholars of my chosen faith. Those of you who have read my book know I am pro life. That being