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Matt Evans: What Is A Republican?

Matt Evans: What Is A Republican?

At the national level, Donald Trump is presenting the “little r” republicans with an identity crisis. Is he Republican? Is he Republican enough? Who decides? What does it mean to be a Republican? What does it mean to be conservative? How are they they related? I recently had a conversation about what it means to

James Kerian: North Dakota Showcases The Power Of Competition

North Dakota’s elected officials like to take credit for our state’s booming economy. Their challengers like to point out that no incumbent every put oil in the ground. Some of North Dakota’s policy makers say that if other states did things our way the country would be in much better shape economically. Others retort that

Rod St. Aubyn: Where are the Checks and Balances?

The framers of our Constitution were brilliant men. They constructed a government with built-in “checks and balances” to ensure that no one branch of government would unnecessarily take control of our government. Through the many years, only a few changes to our constitution have been necessary. However as our country and its government has evolved

James Kerian: The Party Matters

North Dakota conservatives often complain that we don’t get much for the Republicans holding every office in Bismarck that is elected on the state wide ballot and a supermajority in both houses of the state legislature. Spending at the state level has grown astronomically. The crony capitalism of targeted sales and property tax exemptions has

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