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Print Column: Don’t Let Politicians Deflect Criticism by Playing Victim

Print Column: Don’t Let Politicians Deflect Criticism by Playing Victim

MINOT, N.D. — The idea that President Donald Trump put Rep. Ilhan Omar in danger because he tweeted criticism of her is absurd. And yet, it’s become a talking point for Democrats up to and including certain candidates who would like to replace Trump in the White House. Trump’s criticism of Omar’s remarks about the 9/11 attacks

Plain Talk: State Senator Explains Why She Brought Back Decriminalization of Marijuana

State Senator Kristin Roers (R-Fargo) is a cousin to state Rep. Shannon Roers Jones (R-Fargo). The latter Roers introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana earlier this session only to see it defeated. That prompted the former Roers to resurrect it by way of floor amendment in the Senate. To give the legislation its “day in court”

Recently elected Ruth Buffalo celebrates after being sworn in on Dec. 3 to serve the North Dakota House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Lea Black Photography

Rep. Ruth Buffalo Is Not a Victim Because Somebody Asked Her About Her Travel Expenses

Earlier this week I wrote a post about state Rep. Ruth Buffalo and an appearance she made at a left wing rally in Tennessee sponsored by Represent.us. That group was one of the big-money backers behind the Measure 1 “ethics” campaign last cycle, and it sure seemed odd to me that a lawmaker attending an

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread stands in the state Capitol press room Thursday, March 28, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

Plain Talk: ND Insurance Commissioner Seeks to Address Chaos Obamacare Has Caused in the Individual Marketplace

Absent reform at the federal level, there are only so many things states like North Dakota can do under the strictures of Obamacare to address real problems with access and affordability in the individual insurance market, but North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread is intent on doing what can be done. His office is touting

State Rep. Ruth Buffalo (D-Fargo)

Democratic State Lawmaker Not Responding to Requests for Information About Attendance at Star-Studded Political Gala in Tennessee

It’s a curious thing to watch how the proponents of Measure 1 – the so called “ethics measure” which seems a lot more about restricting political speech – behave themselves. These preening martinets rail against the influence of deep-pocketed interests in politics, and yet their measure campaign was bankrolled by Hollywood activists and far left

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo

Is North Dakota’s First Openly Gay Lawmaker an Anti-Gay Bigot?

“Bigotry is alive and well in Bismarck,” writes Jim Shaw in his most recent column. “The North Dakota Legislature is standing still while the country goes forward on LGBT rights and protections,” he continues. It’s refreshing to see Shaw take a break from whining in print about former Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s loss in the last

Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo. Photo courtesy of Kari Breker, via Ruth Buffalo

Law Enforcement Found No “Legitimate Threat” to Rep. Ruth Buffalo

Tonight reporter Kim Hyatt published a story about “threats” against state Rep. Ruth Buffalo. “Although leery for her safety after receiving threats this week for showing support for U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, North Dakota Rep. Ruth Buffalo said she’s continuing her work on policies rather than focusing on polarization,” she wrote in the lead paragraph,

Briana Bohm sings the National Anthem Friday as the ND Democratic convention opens at the Alerus Center. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Someone Should Tell the North Dakota Democrats the First Native American Woman to Serve in the Legislature Was a Republican

After yet another shellacking at the ballot box, North Dakota Democrats are in the middle of their traditional “find the silver lining” exercise. And, as usual, they’re focusing on a couple of victories in legislative races they managed to put up. Victories which do very little to change the ideological makeup of the legislative body,

Ruth Buffalo of Mandaree, N.D.

Democrat Who Got 26 Percent of the Vote Now Telling Us What North Dakotans Want on Flaring Rule

When it comes to hot button issues, such as the effort to unravel the Obama administration’s ridiculous and redundant flaring rule which was dropped three days before President Trump’s inauguration, letters to the editor are usually an exercise in astroturf. On both sides of the issue. Which means they usually aren’t worth commenting on. But

Democratic candidate for Insurance Commissioner Ruth Buffalo

Update: Democratic Insurance Commissioner Candidate Finally Files Her Legally Required Campaign Disclosure

Yesterday I wrote that Democratic Insurance Commissioner candidate Ruth Buffalo hadn’t filed her legally required campaign finance disclosure form despite the fact that it was due on October 7. Buffalo’s campaign manager Danielle Pinnick told me the candidate has been busy with “so many other issues.” Like trolling for random Facebook comments to send out press releases

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