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Washington Post Columnist: Why Isn't Obama Doing Interviews With Newspaper?

Washington Post columnist Peter Farhi wonders why the President gives so many interviews to “soft media” and so few to more traditional “hard” political news outlets: “Entertainment Tonight” scored one last year. The New York Times did not. “The View” has gotten several. The Washington Post hasn’t had one in years. Albuquerque radio station KOB-FM’s“Morning

Grand Forks Herald: Please Pay No Attention To The Student Loan Bubble

When the higher education/student loan bubble pops, the folks at the Grand Forks Herald should be indicted (figuratively, not literally) as co-conspirators. Because despite a report illustrating the bubble perfectly, despite a report in their own paper showing that student loan debt has exploded even as the degrees students are purchasing have fallen in power,

How Many North Dakota Lives Could Oil Pipelines Be Saving?

One continually frustrating aspect of the North Dakota media’s coverage of rising traffic fatality rates is the fact that they refuse to report those rates in the context of rising levels of traffic on the road. Yes, fatalities are up, but so are the number of drivers on the road and the number of vehicle

SayAnythingBlog.com Makes List Of Top 100 American Conservative Websites

According to this listing of American conservative websites, based on Alexa rankings, Say Anything is in the top 100. As of January 1st, SAB is ranked #86, up a few places from #89 in October of 2012. These lists pop up now and then, but I haven’t linked to one in a while. In the

If Only The ND Media Put As Much Effort Into Covering Government As They Put Into Covering Football Games

Considering this a bit of an addendum to my post yesterday about pay for public officials versus pay for football and hockey coaches. Today my social media feeds are full of dispatches from North Dakota reporters and media types extolling their coverage of the NDSU Bison championship game in Texas which, apparently, the Bison won.

Something Is Wrong With Our Priorities When University Sports Coaches Make More Than Governors

Earlier today I wrote about proposed increases in pay for North Dakota’s executive branch elected officials. Per Governor Jack Dalrymple’s proposed budget, the officials (including the governor himself) would get an 11.4% increase in pay by 2015 over their 2012 levels. People tend to get pretty wound up about how much public officials make, but

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