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FCC's Selective Enforcement Of David Ortiz's Potty-Mouth Is Reason To End FCC Censorship

FCC's Selective Enforcement Of David Ortiz's Potty-Mouth Is Reason To End FCC Censorship

This weekend, before the Boston Red Sox played their first home game since the bombing of the Boston Marathon, slugger David Ortiz (fresh off the disabled list) rallied the crowd with some…memorable comments: It was an emotional moment for the folks in Boston, who badly needed to have their spirits lifted (Ortiz and the BoSox

Democrats Lose Big On Gun Control Push

Gun control has been on the back burner for Democrats since a Clinton-era crackdown played into Democrats losing control of Congress in the 1994 midterms. But when the Newtown shooting happened, the opportunists on the left thought they had an opening. Today that theory got put to a test, and it flopped. Big time. Despite

To End Media Bias, Journalists Should Stop Pretending They're Objective

There are two ideals the media believes, according to Ross Douthat writing at the New York Times: One is an ideal of balance, nonpartisanship and near-perfect neutrality — distilled to its essence, perhaps, by the former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr.’s longstanding refusal to cast a vote, “so that I never make up my

Video: Despite Problems At Spirit Lake, Heitkamp Defends Expansion Of Tribal Jurisdiction

The Violence Against Women Act has been heralded by Senator Heitkamp as one of the major achievements of her first 100 days in the US Senate. She’s even gone so far as to take a victory lap around the state after its passage in the Senate, and in this observer’s humble opinion she’s been quietly

Free Markets And Piracy

This weekend the latest season of Game of Thrones premiered on HBO, and online the show – which already has the dubious honor of being the most stolen television show in the world – promptly set a record for piracy: Game of Thrones season three premiered last night, and that’s kind of a big deal.

Spirit Lake Reservation Official Claims She Was "Verbally Abused" By Rep. Kevin Cramer

I’ve written extensively about the very real problems in the Violence Against Women Act pertaining to due process rights for non-tribal members accused of crimes in tribal jurisdictions. The tribal justice system is prone to woeful levels of incompetency and corruption, and there are serious questions about whether or not non-tribal members can get fair

Having Solved That Whole Budget Problem, Obama Pivots To Gays And Guns

The Senate passed a budget for the first time in four years. So, you know, fiscal crisis solved. President Obama devoted his weekly radio and internet address Saturday to pushing for more gun control in response to the mass killing in Newton, Connecticut last year. “As a nation, the last three months have changed us,”

Will Gun Control Become Obsolete?

Imagine being able to download gun parts, and perhaps even an entire gun, from the internet and print it out in your home. Meet the “Cuomo.” It’s a new printed magazine for your AR-15 rifle, soon to be available for download, and it holds 30 bullets. Upgrading an earlier design that didn’t hold up particularly

Federal Government Considering Plan For "Free" National WiFi Access

This is a little scary: “The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled the $178 billion wireless

Trouble Brewing Between Chancellor And Legislature Over Office Suite In UND Technology Building

In the 2011 session North Dakota legislators approved $15.5 million to be spent on a new internet technology building on the University of North Dakota campus. The building is to provide 36,000 square feet for offices and a data center which, in turn, is to provide IT services to all 11 institutions in the university

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