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College Tuition Has Increased 1,135% Since 1978

College Tuition Has Increased 1,135% Since 1978

If you track any cost increase over the course of several decades you’re going to get a large percentage increase. Prices inflate. So hearing that college tuition has increased 1,135% since 1978 might not immediately seem alarming, until you put that cost increase side-by-side with other costs in the economy. And then you begin to

Bill Before ND Legislature Would Allow Concealed Carry In Schools, Churches

A bill introduced at the ND legislature would ease some of North Dakota’s concealed carry laws by allowing concealed carry in state parks and federal parks as well as in schools and churches with permission. From the pertinent section (full bill below): An individual possessing a valid concealed weapons license from this state or a

North Dakota State Fair Hast Lost $11.4 Million Since 1999

The North Dakota State Fair Association is currently in a fight with the Ward County Historical Society over land currently being used to display historic buildings from the region. The NDSFA wants that land, but the Ward County Historical Society, which saw damage to their buildings from the 2011 flooding, doesn’t have the resources available

Guest Post: Avoid Your Personal Fiscal Cliff

How will you avoid falling over your own “Fiscal Cliff” in the New Year? In this economy, nobody can make guarantees, but if you can stick to these 10 Resolutions, you’ll be doing all you can to avoid the abyss. Resolution 1: Develop a budget and stick to it by keeping track of everything. Why

Guest Post: Reviewing Matt Damon's Promised Land

In Promised Land, Steve (Matt Damon) was sent to a small, poor town to lease land to drill for natural gas.  He’s the company’s golden boy who knows how to charm local residents into leasing their minerals.  His job proves to be easy at first, but trouble waits. After Steve pays $30,000 cash to buy the

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.

North Dakota Is Part Of National Problem With Administrative Bloat In Higher Ed

Government subsidies for higher education, in the form low-interest student loans issued freely to all who ask, have allowed colleges to get away with huge increases in spending. This has manifested itself in a number of ways. Campuses are growing larger and more lavish, as one example, and universities have seriously inflated their payrolls both

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