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Groupon Agrees To Stop Gun-Related Deals

Groupon Agrees To Stop Gun-Related Deals

Gun control activists will claim that they’re not out to grab your guns, or prevent law-abiding citizens from exercising their second amendment rights. They just want “common sense regulation.” But that sure doesn’t stop the activists from trying to make it a lot harder to purchase guns and ammunition. Case in point, internet deals hub

North Dakota's Oil Tax Must Be Fixed

The Bismarck Tribune sounds a note on energy taxation and regulation that legislators ought to heed: Although the state has become comfortable with surplus revenues from oil and gas (make that expectant of surpluses), the Legislature needs to take a methodical and well-reasoned approach to any long-term financial commitments. It’s not likely oil production will

Heidi Heitkamp Still Clear As Mud On Gun Rights

With President Obama set to address the nation tomorrow on his agenda for gun control, and with Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s gun control debacle from two weeks ago still ringing in the ears of North Dakotans, the Senator sat down with local media to give us all another heaping helping of dissembling on her gun rights

In Passing New Anti-Gun Laws, New York Should Have Remembered Failures Of Anti-Tobacco Laws

The State of New York is making headlines as the first state in America to pass new gun control laws after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut. These laws seem calculated to ban guns not through outright prohibition but through regulatory attrition. New Yorkers, among other things, will now have to get a background

ND's Top Oil Regulator Warns Of Production Slow Downs, Wants Fund To Fight Federal Regulations

Lynn Helms, North Dakota’s Mineral Resources Director, says it’s “not all roses and sunshine” in the oil patch. He’s warning of a possible slow down in production (and thus the revenues the oil boom is pumping into state coffers) due to changing market conditions and/or new federal regulations. And to that last point, Helms wants

Anti-Gun Advocates Use Sneaky Language

After today’s first meeting of President Obama’s gun control task force, created after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said that they’re not pushing to take guns away from law-abiding citizens: After meeting with Vice President Biden on Wednesday, the president of the Brady Campaign to

Obamacare Will Make Premiums Higher For Younger Americans

The Affordable Care Act isn’t doing much to make health insurance more affordable. According to a new study, young Americans can expect big increases in premiums under the law. Something that’s not great given other problems young Americans are facing, such as being crowded out of the job market and facing a student loan bubble.

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Government Solutions For Obesity

Obesity is a crisis, we’re told, and it demands government regulation to fix. But as policies micromanaging our lifestyles are pushed across the nation, most Americans say that while they know they’re fat, obesity is a problem for individuals to solve. According to a new Associated Press poll, three-quarters of Americans oppose government restrictions on

Obama Crony Warren Buffett Raking It In From Transporting Bakken Oil By Rail

If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would take about 100,000 barrels of North Dakota’s Bakken oil per day (to put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of taking about 500 tanker trucks off the roads a day). But the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t being built as President Obama continues to obstruct the process with regulation.

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