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"If Your Actions Result In Only Saving One Life, They’re Worth Taking"

"If Your Actions Result In Only Saving One Life, They’re Worth Taking"

In speaking about gun control today, Vice President Joe Biden set the bar pretty low for the impact of new policy: “As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out

Anti-Gun Group Declares Victory Over Heitkamp: "She Got The Message"

Over the weekend Senator Heidi Heitkamp made headlines when she called President Obama’s rumored gun control proposals “extreme.” That got the attention of the anti-gun left, who responded swiftly with an ad intending to shame Heitkamp into submission. Heitkamp’s media flaks responded quickly, assuring the anti-gun folks that Heitkamp isn’t ruling out gun control. “The

ND Dems Put Their Crosshairs On Free Speech In Upcoming Session

In response to Governor Jack Dalrymple’s State of the State speech today (posts about that here and here), North Dakota Democrats have released their own list of priorities. For the most part, they’re really not all that different from Governor Dalrymple’s priorities, though they do a good job getting some nice, partisan jabs in for

Democrat Women Promote Cloying Attitude Of Feminine Superiority

There’s two kinds of feminism, I think. One kind of feminist believe that women are entitled to all the same opportunities men are, but recognize that because men and women often approach their lives and careers very differently, unequal outcomes are inevitable. But the base belief is that women shouldn’t be treated as inferior, or

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.

Heidi Heitkamp Doesn't Want Bigger Deficits So She'll Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

I had to laugh when I heard this news report from Senator Heidi Heitkamp who says she’ll vote to raise the debt ceiling because if we don’t we might add to the deficit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxsAy4R_jqo&w=640&h=360] Senator Heitkamp must have gone to the Kent Conrad school of decreasing the deficit by spending more. As for Heitkamp’s

We Have to Pass the Bill So You Can Know What's In It

CNS is reporting that members in the Democrat controlled Senate received both the 154 page “Fiscal Cliff compromise” bill and the CBO scoring 3 minutes before they were to vote on the bill. Of course we’ve seen this tactic used ever since Obama became president, haven’t we? The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation

Shame On You, Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is upset with House Republicans, specifically blaming House GOP leadership, over the delay in passing a bill for Hurricane Sandy relief: “There is only one group to blame,” Christie said. “The House Majority and John Boehner.” “Last night, the House Majority failed the basic test of leadership and they did

It's A Spending Problem

Courtesy of Yuval Levin at National Review, here’s another look at the “fiscal cliff” deal’s impact on the nation’s debt and deficit problem: And then there’s this comparison of spending and revenue, each as a percentage of GDP: Going back to 1973, we’ve never been able to hold federal revenues much above about 18% of

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