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The Solution To High Gas Prices Is Less Government, Not More

The Solution To High Gas Prices Is Less Government, Not More

There’s a lot of consternation nationally about gas prices this spring, but that’s usually the case. As one of the most visible economic indicators in the market, it seems like gas prices are always making people gripe, especially when the inevitable summer price hikes come. This spring the angst seems particularly acute, especially in North

North Dakota Should Issue No Apologies For Lower Taxes

A bit of a kerfuffle has erupted between Minnesota and North Dakota over the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce running billboards touting the western state’s lighter touch when it comes to taxes and regulations. At least one Minnesota Official, a Moorhead city council member, reacted with anger and threatened support for flood diversion from his

Obamacare Forcing Employers To Scale Back Health Insurance Plans

Score another point for the law of unintended consequences. The left is fond of believing that the government can wave its magic wand and accomplish their policy goals. One example is the minimum wage. The left likes to believe that raising the minimum wage improves the economy. “A rising tide lifts all ships,” I believe

Despite Oil, Gas And Coal "North Dakotans breathe some of the cleanest air in the United States"

Liberal interests are fond of sensationalizing the environmental impact of North Dakota’s oil and gas boom. The throw around terms like “industrial wasteland” to inspire fear among North Dakotans that the admittedly rapid build-up of oil and gas development in western North Dakota will have dire environmental outcomes. But by at least one metric, North

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

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

Union: North Dakota Is The Most Dangerous Place In The Nation To Work

According to a press release sent out by the AFL-CIO, North Dakota is the most dangerous place in the nation to work. That’s based on worker fatality rate of 12.4 per 1,000 workers. That’s not a good number, but it’s not surprising either. Like the other states on the bottom of the list – Wyoming,

The First Entirely 3D Printed Handgun

We’ve seen guns with elements produced on a 3D printer before, but now the first-ever gun entirely produced by a 3D printer has been test fired (via The Blaze). Obviously, we’re not quite at a point where people are going to be printing guns out for themselves on a massive scale. At this point, for

Obama: Obamacare Is Working, Americans Just Don't Know It

Well, yeah. It’s sort of hard to see how Obamacare is “working” through all premium increases, layoffs, new taxes and layers of new regulations. Watch the latest video at FoxNews.com “For the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Under Obama, The Rich Have Gotten Richer

President Obama is nothing if not a class warrior, using the themes of the Occupy Wall Street movement to color his railing about the “1%” not “paying their fair share,” etc., etc. But what if it turned out the rich had actually gotten richer under President Obama’s governance? Remember too that from 2007 through 2010

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