Tag Archives: politicians

Ruth Buffalo celebrates after being sworn in Dec. 3 to serve in the North Dakota House of Representatives. Lea Black Photography / Special to The Forum

Stop Rewarding Politicians for Just Winning Elections

Stop Rewarding Politicians for Just Winning Elections

The North Dakota Women’s Network has announced their “woman of the year” award recipient. It’s state Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who is just months into her tenure in elected office and completed a legislative session in which her accomplishments were, if we’re being generous, quite modest. But the left in North Dakota – which very much

Legislator Wants Anti-Bullying Law To Include Politicians

For the past couple of years it’s been all the rage for politicians to push anti-bullying laws. Thanks to bullying being a bona fide “crisis” in the media, and thanks to a raft of celebrities championing the cause, grandstanding politicians have been quick to jump on the fad. But a side effect of the anti-bullying

Wonks Propose Taxing Calories

It seems America has a love affair with social engineering through the tax code. From “sin taxes” on things like booze and tobacco to tax deductions for things like buying a hybrid vehicle or installing solar panels, the politicians like to pull financial strings to manipulate our behavior. The latest idea in that vein is

Poll: Far More Hurricane Sandy Victims Turned To One Another Than The Government

Whenever we’re faced with some new crisis – real, like a natural disaster, or imagined, such as the supposed epidemic of gun violence in America – the narrative in the media quickly becomes “what’s the government going to do about it.” Reporters demand answers, politicians grandstand and what we usually get stuck with is a

Absence Of Profit Motive Is Exactly What's Wrong With Student Loans

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is on a statewide tour aimed at ingratiating herself with college students by talking about the student loan issue. In the Senate Heitkamp has opposed introducing some market forces to the heavily-inflated student loan market,and here in North Dakota she’s seemingly arguing against any sort of market forces for student loans. “Everybody

heidi heitkamp

How Badly Will Mayor Bloomberg's Vendetta Against Heidi Heitkamp Hurt North Dakota Democrats

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has it out for a group of Democrat Senators who voted against gun control, and he’s trying to hit them where it always hurts politicians. The campaign coffers. Among those Senators is North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp: NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally wrote Wednesday to hundreds of

No Subsidies For The Movie Industry In North Dakota

A group of filmmakers have announced a new project in North Dakota: A film about Teddy Roosevelt based on the book “Young Four Eyes.” But their ambitions go beyond the film, apparently. They don’t just want to make a movie. They want to start a movie industry in the state, and they say the first

Gun Control Not Stopping Criminals From Getting Guns

“You have this paradox in that New Jersey has arguably the toughest gun laws in the nation yet has a city within it that has gun violence at Third World country rates,” Camden County Chief of Police Scott Thomson is quoted as saying in this USA Today story about crime in the City of Camden.

Top