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Print Column: Congressional Hearing on Voter ID Was a Shame and a Sham

Print Column: Congressional Hearing on Voter ID Was a Shame and a Sham

MINOT, N.D. — You probably read some headlines this weekabout a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s voter ID laws were characterized as a calculated effort to suppress Native American voters. In truth the field hearing was a sham. A partisan stunt choreographed to produce the very headlines you

Print Column: Don’t Let Politicians Deflect Criticism by Playing Victim

MINOT, N.D. — The idea that President Donald Trump put Rep. Ilhan Omar in danger because he tweeted criticism of her is absurd. And yet, it’s become a talking point for Democrats up to and including certain candidates who would like to replace Trump in the White House. Trump’s criticism of Omar’s remarks about the 9/11 attacks

Print Column: There Should Be Consequences for Refusing to Vaccinate

MINOT, N.D. – Over the last week I’ve published a print column and a podcast about the vaccination issue, noting the resurgence of communicable diseases like measles and the rise in the number of North Dakota parents opting their children out of vaccines. The response to these pieces was ugly. My inbox and social media feeds filled up with

Print Column: We Are Too Deferential to Law Enforcement

MINOT, N.D. — America’s vast military might resides under civilian control. The commander-in-chief of our armed forces is the President of the United States, and for good reason. Law enforcement, too, is under civilian control. Or it’s supposed to be anyway. Given the deference shown toward cops it can seem like the tail is wagging

Print Column: The Left’s New Anti-Fossil Fuel McCarthyism

MINOT, N.D. — “Why did Wells Fargo fiance this pipeline when it was widely seen to be environmentally unstable?” That was a question Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left wing media darling and ideological martinet, asked Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan during a recent hearing. The pipeline she’s referring to is the Dakota Access Pipeline. You’ll remember

Print Column: If We’re Already Socialists, Why Are the Socialist Activists So Angry?

MINOT, N.D. — Modern proponents of socialism have become so desperate to divorce their ideology from its ugly realities – North Korea under the Kims, Cuba under the Castros, Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro – they’ve taken to a sort of white washing through dilution. They’re defining anyone in favor of any level of civic