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North Dakota's Oil, Coal Counties Get Top Ratings For Air Quality

North Dakota's Oil, Coal Counties Get Top Ratings For Air Quality

North Dakota is a fossil fuel state, with strong oil and coal industries. And from the way environmentalists talk about the state’s energy industry, you’d also think that they were destroying our environment. Not so, it seems. Despite the oil activity and natural gas flaring in oil country, and despite the seven large electrical plants

Boston Bombers And Family Received $100,000 In Welfare Benefits

I’m a little underwhelmed about this story. We’re talking about $100,000 spread over a decade, so that amounts to $10,000 per year for multiple people. That’s not much. We’ll spend far more on paying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense lawyer to help him avoid the death penalty. But still, the optics of terrorists living in America at

Solyndra Redux: Obama Administration Knew Green Car Company Was Headed For Trouble

Another day, another example of the Obama administration pouring “stimulus” tax dollars into a bad investment. This time it’s Fisker Automotive, which made luxury electric cars which were neither reliable or practical. Newly obtained documents show the Obama administration was warned as early as 2010 that electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. was not meeting

Senator Lindsey Graham: Tsarnaev's Status As Citizen Doesn't Protect Him From The "Laws Of War"

Wow. From the Washington Free Beacon: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) continued to push for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be designated an enemy combatant Monday on “Fox and Friends,” saying a citizenship does not grant him “immunity from the law of war.” “I want to gather intelligence,” Graham said. “What does he know

Who Need More Government Surveillance In An Age Where We're All Watching Each Other?

As is always the case when something like the Boston Marathon bombing happens, we’re going to have a debate about what changes to public policy are necessary to prevent something like that from happening again. That’s appropriate, but most of the proposed changes will be knee-jerk responses that will likely do little to make us

Is Housing Discrimination Really A Problem For Homosexuals?

Over the weekend, in reading reports about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to support gay marriage (made, conveniently, after election day) I saw where Senator Heitkamp claimed that concern over discrimination was a big part of her motivation. Earlier this year we had a debate in the state legislature over adding homosexuals as a protected class

Audio: Legislator Accuses Colleagues, Higher Ed Officials Of Plotting To Push Chancellor Shirvani Out

Rep. Bob Skarphol, a supporter of embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and the chairman of the education subsection of the House Appropriations Committee, dropped a bombshell during a meeting of his committee today. He made accusations of a conspiracy among legislators and higher ed officials to undermine and to push Chancellor Hamid Shirvani out. It was

ND Insurance Department: 27% Of 2013 Individual Health Insurance Premium Increase Is Because Of Obamacare

“Rob, you’ve got to post on the recent BCBS premium hikes,” a reader emailed me last night. “I’m seeing it all over Facebook, but NOBODY in the media is writing about it. We got kicked in the teeth for $75/mo, and we’re on the low plan. I’ve seen as high $150/mo. UNREAL. Why is something

Guest Post: Charged With A Felony For Transporting A Legally-Owned Gun

My name is Beth Arneson Ferrizzi. I live in Moorhead, MN. I am a 29 year old stay at home mother and a military wife. I have a 6 year old daughter and am 6 months pregnant. My husband is a Master Sergeant Select who has served multiple tours in Iraq. He is currently on

Kevin Cramer's Spirit Lake Confrontation Sure Seems Like A Set Up

Earlier today I posted about the Spirit Lake Reservation tribal official who accused Rep. Kevin Cramer of “verbal abuse” being a political operative. It turns out that the story goes quite a bit deeper than that, and is actually connected to my having been kicked out of what was bill as a “independent media convention”

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