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I Guess Maybe the Kids Really Are Dumb?

I Guess Maybe the Kids Really Are Dumb?

Jim Shaw’s columns often make me laugh, though I’m pretty sure it’s not for reasons he intends. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been excoriated by critics, in various mediums, for suggesting that maybe teenagers like Greta Thunberg and the kids who participated in the protests she inspired are not the best people to

Who Is Really Afraid to Shop, Worship, or Go to School?

“We shouldn’t be afraid to shop, worship or go to school,” reads the headline over a recent column from Jim Shaw. Is anyone really afraid to do those things? Maybe some, but are those feelings based in factual reality or just feelings? Despite the intense (and at times downright ghoulish) media focus on mass shootings,

Is North Dakota’s First Openly Gay Lawmaker an Anti-Gay Bigot?

“Bigotry is alive and well in Bismarck,” writes Jim Shaw in his most recent column. “The North Dakota Legislature is standing still while the country goes forward on LGBT rights and protections,” he continues. It’s refreshing to see Shaw take a break from whining in print about former Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s loss in the last

There’s Nothing “Horrifying” About Due Process for College Campuses

“What Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to do to school sexual misconduct rules is horrifying,” writes left wing ideologue Jim Shaw. What horrors is Secretary DeVos perpetrating? She “would allow accused students to cross-examine their accusers, only allow colleges to be involved if the assault took place on campus, would make it harder to punish

Audio: Is Trump Helping the Left Understand the Conservative Argument for Small, Restrained Federal Government?

Over the weekend columnist Jim Shaw wrote that Republicans should oppose “lunatic” Donald Trump’s executive orders. With some reservations – Trump’s executive orders unwinding those issued by Obama are a separate matter, I think – I mostly agree with Shaw. I think Obama was a terrible president, not least because so many of his policies

Comparing The Transgender Bathroom Issue To The Civil Rights Movement Is Dumb

“If it wasn’t for the federal government, we would still have slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow laws, and bans against same-sex marriage,” Fargo Forum columnist Jim Shaw wrote recently. “The transgender bathroom debate is a phony bologna issue that local politicians need to speak out about, but they won’t because this is an election year.” There is

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