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In the Trump Era There’s No Room for the Sane

In the Trump Era There’s No Room for the Sane

I wish it were not so, but I’m afraid this weekend is a preview of what American politics will be in the Trump era. There seems little room for rational, reasoned discourse. It’s either Trumpian bombast and bluster on one side or angry, unhinged mobs headlined by ranting celebrities and journalists inclined to prove they

Man Yassin, 47, of Moorhead, Minnesota, protests outside of the Valley News Live offices in Fargo, North Dakota, on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Yassin is a refugee from Iraq who disagrees with Valley News Live's May 16 report which targeted refugees for being a health danger to locals living nearby. "This is our country, too. They've (Valley News Live) no right to say we brought disease," Yassin said. Nick Wagner / The Forum

That Breitbart Report About Fargo Refugees With Tuberculosis Is Old News

Over the weekend a number of you readers sent me this link to a Breitbart article which seemed to indicate that Lutheran Social Services, the organization responsible for federal refugee resettlement in our state, had been something less than forthcoming about refugees with tuberculosis. You’ll all remember that this was something of a big issue

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Heidi Heitkamp Sides With Republicans On Pausing Refugees From Syria

Today the U.S. Senate took up legislation already passed in the House to pause the resettlement of refugees from Syria over security concerns. The minority Democrats voted to filibuster the legislation, and you can read all about that drama here, but not voting with her party on a filibuster for once was Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Descendents Of North Dakota's Early Muslim Settlers Agree With Dalrymple On Refugee Resettlement

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple got some heat from the left when he announced, late last year, that he wanted President Barack Obama to pause the flow of refugees from Syria into the United States. You see, the left’s position is that any criticism of refugee resettlement, or concern about the impact of refugees on

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Dalrymple On Refusing Syrian Refugees: "That Is Not Something A State Government Does"

Governor Jack Dalrymple was interviewed by Scott Hennen this morning on the What’s On Your Mind Show and, not surprisingly, Hennen asked about the situation with refugees and security. Specifically, Hennen asked whether or not Dalrymple would do what governor’s in other states have done which is say “no” to Syrian refugees in our state.

John Oliver Is An Idiot, Or Why You Shouldn't Get Your News From A Comedian

I dislike John Oliver. In fact, I dislike the whole comedian-doing-news-and-analysis schtick, and not just because Oliver was fantastically unfair to North Dakota recently. If it were just comedy, then fine. We all like to laugh, and people like Oliver and Jon Stewart are hugely talented, and sometimes they even get it right (I’ll admit

Dalrymple: No Syrian Refugees Have Come To North Dakota

Earlier today I contacted Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office regarding the refugee situation in North Dakota in light of the Paris attacks. Specifically, I asked if his office was aware of whether or not any Syrian refugees have been placed in our state. “Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the state’s only organization to assist in

Rep. Kevin Cramer Backs Legislation To Address Refugee Resettlement

“America has always been a beacon for immigrants and refugees escaping tyranny and oppression,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said in a statement released today, announcing that he’s co-sponsoring the Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act.  “Americans are right to question if these refugees will be a threat to our national security.” Refugee resettlement here in North Dakota has

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