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Do We Really Want Coca-Cola in Charge of Moderating Speech in America?

Do We Really Want Coca-Cola in Charge of Moderating Speech in America?

MINOT, N.D. — While conservatives are traditionally seen as friends of big business, in recent years, it sure seems like it’s our liberal friends who enjoy that alliance. When North Carolina passed a state law concerning transgender bathrooms, the woke left successfully pressured the NBA into announcing they were pulling their All-Star game from Charlotte. When Georgia

Grand Forks Democrats Pledged to Boycott Facebook Ads Over Hate Speech, Then Apparently Took the Pledge Down When One of Their Candidates Bought a Facebook Ad

MINOT, N.D. — On June 28, the District 42 chapter of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL posted a pledge on their Facebook page to boycott Facebook ads during the month of July. “Facebook has shown that in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many others, they idly

A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Highway. 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball, N.D. Protesters to the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

What if Pipeline Companies Behaved Like Their Political Enemies?

MINOT, N.D. — Earlier this week, there was a lot of heavy breathing in the news media over a statement from Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, which made it seem like they might defy a court order to shut the line down. That lasted for a hot minute. After the

Former Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson C.S. Hagen / The Forum

Fargo Police Finally Get Around to Handling Osmundson Situation Appropriately

MINOT, N.D. — “Osmundson’s actions should have been investigated by an entity outside of the Fargo Police Department,” I wrote earlier this week, referring to disgraced former deputy chief Todd Osmundson. “That’s not what happened, and it only contributes to the erosion of trust in the department that Osmundson’s actions began in the first place.” Today

North Dakota Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

ND Democrats Dunk on Burgum’s Company for Taking a Small PPP Loan

Recently a federal court ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down. That line carries nearly half of all of North Dakota’s oil output. The oil industry pays more than half of all the tax collected by the State of North Dakota. The North Dakota Democratic Party didn’t issue a statement about that, but they had plenty of

Kipp Gabriel, a local rapper known as Kipp G, is seen in this 2014 photo. Gabriel died Sunday, June 28, at the age of 37. Raul Gomez / High Plains Reader

Defending the Rights of the Accused Is Not the Same Thing as Victim Shaming

MINOT, N.D. — “[T]he mob is the most ruthless of tyrants,” wrote Nietzsche. If only he’d been around to bear witness to our society under the influence of social media. We do everything on Facebook now. Or Twitter or Snapchat or Reddit. We used to see the internet as a sort of utopia—a place where

The Dakota Access Pipeline, pictured under construction on Friday, July 29, 2016, in northwest North Dakota. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

…And That’s Why North Dakota Will Vote for Trump Again

MINOT, N.D. — Not so long ago, I wrote a column in which I wondered if President Donald Trump was losing political favor here in North Dakota. A place which has been, since the dawn of his presidency, one of most ardent bastions of his political base. Then a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline emptied.