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A police roadblock on the Las Vegas Strip early Monday morning, Oct. 2, 2017, after a gunman at a hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on a huge outdoor concert festival nearby. The gunman – identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock – killed at least 50 people, and wounded hundreds of others, officials said. (Isaac Brekken/The New York Times. Copyright The New York Times)

To Stop Mass Shootings Like the One in Las Vegas Maybe We Need to Stop Morbid Rubbernecking as a National Pastime

To Stop Mass Shootings Like the One in Las Vegas Maybe We Need to Stop Morbid Rubbernecking as a National Pastime

We all woke up this morning to awful news from Las Vegas. A man, for reasons unknown at this point, opened fire on a country music festival wounding hundreds and killing dozens. It’s being reported by some as the most deadly mass shooting in American history. I don’t know how accurate that is, but suffice

Heidi Heitkamp's Good Friend Harry Reid Has Some Major Ethical Problems

In terms of outside spending in the 2012 Senate race in North Dakota – spending, that is, that came from places other than the candidates themselves – there was no single person who had more of an impact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Outside of the national Republican and Democrat parties, Reid’s Majority PAC

Sixteen North Dakota House Members Had Perfect Attendance

Following up on yesterday’s post about attendance in the state legislature, we saw that Republicans were a bit better at showing up to work than Democrats. Now let’s take a closer look at the House of Representatives (Senate tomorrow). The full ranking is below. First, let’s give some credit to the sixteen legislators from both

Pro-Abortion Republican Misses Yet Another Abortion Vote

Rep. Kathy Hawken, nominally a Republican, became the face of the opposition to several pro-life bills which passed in the legislature earlier this session. She became a convenient voice for the pro-abortion folks given her partisan affiliation. A pro-choice Republican fit their narrative nicely. But the problem with Rep. Hawken is that she seems to

Republican Legislator Who Was On Vacation For Abortion Votes Claims She Was Brought To Tears By Their Signing

As SAB readers know, the abortion issue is so important to Fargo area Rep. Kathy Hawken that she went on vacation to Las Vegas last week while the House held four key votes on the issue (and she collected her legislative pay while there). Now she’s claiming that she was so overcome by emotion when

Rep. Kathy Hawken Claims Report That She Missed Abortion Votes Wasn't Factual

Earlier today Rep. Kathy Hawken (R-Fargo) had a legislative colleague pass to me her phone number. She wanted me to call about my post from over the weekend which broke the news that, despite being an outspoken opponent of pro-life legislation, Hawken took a little viva Las Vegas time instead of showing up to vote

If You Raise Taxes On Rich People And Businesses, You Get Fewer Rich People And Businesses

After Phil Mickelson created controversy with his comments about too-high taxes, professional boxer Manny Pacquiao is refusing to fight in the United States because of our national tax rate. This is what happens when tax rates are prohibitively high. People take their business, and their wealth, to friendly tax climates: Manny Pacquiao’s chief adviser insisted

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