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Guest Post: North Dakota Has a Looming Problem With Unaccountable Occupational Licensing Boards

Guest Post: North Dakota Has a Looming Problem With Unaccountable Occupational Licensing Boards

This guest post was submitted by Rod St. Aubyn, who served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1991 to 1994, and the state Senate from 1995 to 2000. He has also worked as a lobbyist. The Legislature is ignoring a potential problem. For many years now, the Legislature has delegated authority to unelected

Rod St. Aubyn: "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand"

On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln made a speech before Republican delegates in Illinois for the selection of the Republican US Senate candidate for Illinois. With the backdrop of proposals to end slavery in the United States, there was constant racial conflict. Partially based on a bible verse, Lincoln stated the following as part of

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Rod St. Aubyn: Politicizing Justice

I cannot recall another administration politicizing justice as much as the current one. Justice should never be subjected to political whims or preferences. Lady Justice is often portrayed as being blindfolded and holding a pair of scales. As I recall, Lady Justice sits above the Grand Forks Courthouse. The image of Lady Justice is supposed

Rod St. Aubyn: It Ain't Over Until It's Over

Former New York Yankee great, Yogi Berra, has been credited with some great lines, but the one that he said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over”, definitely applies in the political world as well. As political debates occur candidates’ poll numbers shift dramatically. Carly Fiorina’s poll numbers didn’t qualify her in the first tier of

Rod St. Aubyn: Will Bumps Dump Trump?

Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination for president has hit several bumps this past week. In the first Republican Presidential Debate hosted by Fox News, when asked if the candidates would commit to supporting the winning Republican endorsed candidate and not run as an independent, Donald Trump refused to make that commitment. This announcement

Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Has Been A Friend To Big Business

Do you remember the Obama administration and Democrat leaders touting the benefits of Obamacare once it was rammed down our throats through late-night backroom deals? There were promises of lower prices and more choices for all US citizens. We were promised that each American family would realize a few thousand dollars of savings each year.