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LegitSlater: We Are Better Than This

LegitSlater: We Are Better Than This

In case your TV and smart devices wern’t working Tuesday, I’ll fill you in on the big story — the United States, led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), set up secret detention facilities and tortured those captured on the battlefield (or what amounted to one) as part of the Global War on Terrorism.  I’m

Remember When Obama And Democrats Were For Constitutional Limits On War Powers?

I started this blog in 2003, at the height of the invasion of Iraq. My earliest years as a political observer were spent watching the political enemies of Republicans and President George W. Bush claim that he was a “war criminal” fighting an “illegal war.” I’ll not re-litigate the case for invading Afghanistan and Iraq

From The Left: North Dakota Needs A Welcome Home Parade For Veterans

The state of North Dakota is home to two Air Force Bases and over 7,300 active duty military personal and over 16,000 military civilian employees. According to the Census Bureau, 7.5% of the North Dakota population is a veteran. We are a state with a deep rooted history of military service. As we move further

Why Is The Federal Government Buying Up So Much Ammo?

According to Andrew Malcolm, writing for Investor’s Business Daily, the Department of Homeland Security has enough ammo for a 24-year Iraq war, and they’re still buying more. In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing

Kopp Column: Fascism Is Alive And Well In America

Recently John Mackley the president of a large food company, Whole Foods who is himself a vegan and is also a left-thinker called elements of today’s federal power system fascist. He is right. Let’s be clear on this point: He did not say “Nazism,” but fascism. The Third Reich was fascist, but not all fascists

Hennen's Notebook: Higher Ed, Planned Parenthood And Water Wars

I interviewed NDSU President Dean Bresciani, UND President Robert Kelley and NDUS Chancellor Ham Shirvani this week. My top takeaway is amazement at the near “kumbya” they are all singing on budget issues. Governor Dalrymple has proposed a budget very near what the universities sought. What a difference 2 years makes, and a boatload of

Rebutting Senator Hoeven's Lame Explanation For Voting For The "Fiscal Cliff" Deal

Earlier today Senator John Hoeven’s office sent out a detailed explanation justifying his yes vote for the “fiscal cliff” deal. You can read the full press release here. I thought I’d respond to some of the claims the Senator is making. First, Hoeven says he voted for it because it maintains tax relief for the

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