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Being Right Doesn't Always Win Elections

Being Right Doesn't Always Win Elections

At the Grand Forks Herald, opinion editor Tom Dennis uses the occasion of President Obama’s second-term inauguration to argue that Republicans haven’t been winning a lot of elections of late because they aren’t sufficiently caring. After referencing one of Scott Hennen’s columns here on SAB, Dennis writes that the problem with Republicans is that we

Heidi Heitkamp Noticeably Absent From List Of "Red-State Democrats" Planning To Stand Up To Obama

If there was one bedrock foundation in Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign for the US Senate in North Dakota, it was the idea that she was “independent.” That she’d go to Washington DC and stand up to President Obama and the liberal wing of her national party. In fact, Heitkamp campaigned so far to the right that

Propaganda: White House Releases Videos Of Kids Reading Letters About Gun Control

“The child can’t vouch for the policies,” wrote Ann Althouse today. “The child hasn’t competently requested anything. The child is merely a prop representing goodness, innocence, and the future.” Which is why using a child to make a political point is repulsive. But that’s exactly what President Obama is doing, surrounding himself with children yesterday

Guest Post: China's Strategic Next Step Is Buying Critical US Taxpayer-Funded Technology

Unless the Obama administration intervenes, the United States may soon have to depend on one of China’s wealthiest and most politically-connected Communist party leaders for access to taxpayer-funded technology that will power the next generation of space satellites and unmanned military vehicles. In the world of advanced lithium-ion batteries, the Holy Grail has been the

Poll Shows Support For New Gun Control Laws Slipping

If you were wondering why President Obama and Democrats were in such a hurry to cram through new gun control laws, here’s your explanation: The poll’s Wednesday release comes a few hours after the president proposed background checks on all gun sales and bans on military style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as part of

Heitkamp Wants National Gun Violence Commission

Those wanting to give Senator Heidi Heitkamp credit for standing up for President Obama on the gun control issue might want to subject her statement in response to the President’s gun control agenda announced yesterday. Because Heitkamp’s problems with the proposal is that it a) doesn’t go far enough and b) doesn’t layer on yet

A Ghoulish Display Of Political Theater At The State Capitol

DUI policy will be a hot topic in this legislative session thanks to the Fargo-centric media sensationalizing a few tragic DUI crashes. As I’ve written before, the DUI problem in North Dakota a) isn’t nearly as bad as some would have you believe and b) certainly isn’t being solved by “get tough” enforcement policies. But

Obama Announces A War Of Attrition On Gun Ownership

Via the Washington Times, here are President Obama’s 23 executive orders to address gun control. The list is pretty long on asking American doctors – as though they were federal employees or something – to engage their patients on the issue of guns. Because Americans get to spend so much time talking to their doctors

Is Obama Giving Fox News The Cold Shoulder In Pressers?

A new study by the University of Minnesota’s Eric Ostermeier indicates that President Obama has some very pronounced patterns in who he calls on for questions: Over the course of the president’s first term, he has generally maintained the tiered approach as to which outlets ask the questions (with the Big 3 and Associated Press

West Virginia Democrat Uses Heidi Heitkamp Approach For Talking Gun Control

Senator Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who once shot a copy of a cap and trade bill with a rifle in a campaign ad, has been going back and forth on gun rights issues since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting shoved the issue into the national limelight. First he was pro-gun control, then against

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