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Podcast: “The Only Thing Grindr Is Good for Is Making Sausages and Hamburgers”

Podcast: “The Only Thing Grindr Is Good for Is Making Sausages and Hamburgers”

Republican state Representative Randy Boehning was last on the ballot in 2014. In 2015, contemporaneous to a contentious vote on gay rights legislation, Boehning admitted to sending a man unsolicited and explicit pictures of himself on Grindr. That’s an app which bills itself as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and

Podcast: That Blue Alert Thing, Legislative Candidate Kristin Roers, and Senator John Hoeven

Is the Government going to shut down tonight? “I hope not,” Senator John Hoeven told me on today’s radio show. He made a really good point about the Democratic filibuster of legislation to keep the government running. What, exactly, is in the bill that they don’t like? Are they really willing to shut down the

Governor Doug Burgum Is Spot-on When It Comes to Repealing North Dakota’s Parking Meter Ban

There is no question that Governor Doug Burgum is a bit of a booster when it comes to developing downtown spaces in North Dakota communities. That was his passion before he ran for office when he was an evangelist for, and major investor in, downtown Fargo. Now that he’s in office it should surprise nobody

Video: Democratic Lawmaker Says Raising Voter Fraud Penalty Is “Mean Spirited” and “Voter Intimidation”

After a federal court stuck down North Dakota’s voter ID law last year the state was forced to go back to an old system of letting people without valid ID’s cast their ballots using affidavits attesting to their identity. Today lawmakers took up HB1369 (see it below) which seeks to implement a more secure sort

In Arguing for an Ethics Commission Former Democratic Lawmaker Embarrasses Himself

Former state Rep. Ed Gruchalla has a letter to the Fargo Forum today which is one of the most repugnant things I’ve ever seen a politician say or write publicly. And I’m writing that in the age of Trump. Gruchalla, a Democrat and retired law enforcement officer, was cast out of office by voters in 2014.

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AG Says Outdated Addresses On Voter ID's Are OK, DOT Says They Don't Verify

What if you could put any address you wanted on your voter ID and nobody would check it? That situation seems to exist right now in North Dakota. Yesterday there was a letter opinion issued from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office, at the request of Burleigh County State’s Attorney Richard Riha, which held that out

On Television: North Dakota Farmers Union And Populist Hypocrisy

I was on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program for my weekly, and always lively, discussion with Chris Berg and we hit on two topics I wrote about this week. First was the “news” this week – “Breaking News” as Forum Communications tagged it – that Rep. Randy Boehning would not be resigning.

BREAKING NEWS: Gay Republican Doesn't Think He Should Resign From Legislature Because He's Gay

This article by Mike Nowatzki, whose work I typically hold in high esteem, leaves me feeling a little disgusted. Why is it presumed that Rep. Randy Boehning should resign simply because he is gay and was soliciting consensual sex via an online app that exists for the purposes of soliciting sex? That’s the assumption in

Being Gay Doesn't Mean You Have To Fit Into A Specific Political Category

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comOver the last couple of weeks there has been something of a scandal in North Dakota politics over state Rep. Randy Boehning, a Republican from Fargo, who was outed as gay because of his vote against SB2279 (a bill which would have added gays to the state’s list of protected classes).

Randy Boehning Says "Bullying" Over His Sexuality Strengthened His Opposition To SB2279

Yesterday Rep. Randy Boehning (R-Fargo) was outed as gay by a another guy he’d been communicating with over Grindr. But Boehning said he was threatened with exposure before that, while he was considering his vote on the controversial SB2279 which would have expanded anti-discrimination policy to include gays. Boehning spoke to me this morning –