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Under Obama EPA Charges Conservative Groups Information Fees, But Waives Them For Green Groups

Under Obama EPA Charges Conservative Groups Information Fees, But Waives Them For Green Groups

It turns out the IRS may not be the only branch of the federal government engaging in ideological discrimination. According to FOIA requests, the EPA waives fees for accessing public information 93% of the time for green groups friendly to the Obama administration’s environmental agenda. But 92% of the time conservative groups were charged the

Maybe The Government Doesn't Always Know What's Best

Based on what we were told was sound science, the government has been on an aggressive anti-salt campaign. In everything food-labeling regulations to actual restrictions on salt use by restaurants and food manufacturers, the government has been working hard to get Americans to consume less salt. But now a new study finds that not only

North Dakota Has The Highest Number Of Bars Per Capita

According to data compiled by the Helena Independent Record, North Dakota has a total of 422 bars, an average of one bar for every 1,500 people. That’s the highest state-level concentration in the nation. Learn About Tableau That’s an interesting, though not entirely surprising, revelation. There are no doubt several factors contributing to it. First,

Federal Wildlife Officials Give Their Blessing To Killing Endangered Birds

Here in North Dakota a half-dozen oil companies faced criminal prosecution under the Migratory Birds Treaty Act by Obama-appointed US Attorney Tim Purdon over about a dozen dead ducks – common ducks, not at all endangered – found at oil sites during a months-long investigation. Thankfully, those prosecutions were laughed out of federal court, but

North Dakota's Government Is Twice As Large As Minnesota's In Terms Of Gross State Product

Yesterday Governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law and praised income tax cuts that were twice as large as what he called for in his executive budget. In fact, had Dalrymple not budgeted for such tiny cuts to state income taxes, the state Senate wouldn’t have had the leverage to bully the House into slashing the

Sixteen North Dakota House Members Had Perfect Attendance

Following up on yesterday’s post about attendance in the state legislature, we saw that Republicans were a bit better at showing up to work than Democrats. Now let’s take a closer look at the House of Representatives (Senate tomorrow). The full ranking is below. First, let’s give some credit to the sixteen legislators from both

Planned Parenthood Knew About Gosnell And Did Nothing

One of the most horrifying of the horrors disclosed in the Kermit Gosnell trial, aside from the murdered babies, is that so many people around Gosnell knew what was going on and did nothing to stop him. From hospitals to state regulators to even Gosnell’s own employees, many people looked the other way because abortion

North Dakota Attorney General Calls Higher Ed Open Meetings/Records Violations "Pervasive"

Previously Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem released an opinion finding that the State Board of Higher Education had only a minor open meeting violation, but upon further review the AG finds “pervasive” violations. “On April 18, 2013, I issued an opinion to the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) wherein I determined the Board violated the

Democrat Blames North Dakota Suicide Spike On Oil Patch

The Associated Press is reporting some grim suicide numbers in North Dakota which show a 70% spike among those aged 35-64, an increase nearly double the national average of 28%: A federal study says North Dakota had 1 of the nation’s highest increases in the suicide rate among middle-aged people in the past decade. The

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