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Is Housing Discrimination Really A Problem For Homosexuals?

Is Housing Discrimination Really A Problem For Homosexuals?

Over the weekend, in reading reports about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to support gay marriage (made, conveniently, after election day) I saw where Senator Heitkamp claimed that concern over discrimination was a big part of her motivation. Earlier this year we had a debate in the state legislature over adding homosexuals as a protected class

Heidi Heitkamp's Post-Election Embrace Of Gay Marriage An Act Of Cowardice

I was happy to see this week that Senator Heidi Heitkamp embraced gay marriage. That’s the right decision, and one more and more Republicans and Democrats are making. Hopefully this shift in political thinking will result in allowing feelings about homosexuality to be a private matter to be settled in our homes, churches and civic

ND Abused Women Advocate Disputes Characterization Of Kevin Cramer "Tirade"

The coverage of Rep. Kevin Cramer’s alleged “tirade” against Native American tribes at a meeting of domestic violence advocates has been a little odd. Based on exactly one account of Cramer’s comments from a known political operative, posting on a left-wing website no less, it has been reported that Cramer supposedly “verbally abused” the group

Heitkamp Punts On Abortion Question

From the way some in the North Dakota media are portraying the abortion debate in North Dakota you’d get the idea that the state was pretty evenly divided on the question. But that perception doesn’t seem to match reality. For one thing, every single one of the pro-life bills which passed in the legislature did

Democrats Join With Republicans To Repeal Obamacare Tax, Heidi Heitkamp Nowhere To Be Found

Back during her campaign for the US Senate, the one in which she cloaked herself with the “independent” mantle while distancing herself from her party, Senator Heidi Heitkamp said that Obamacare was “good and bad” and “needs to be fixed.” Right now there’s a bi-partisan group of Republican and Senate Democrats who want to do

Drones Are Stealing North Dakota Air Space

North Dakota blogger, and pilot, Julie Neidliner has a lengthy and detailed post about the impact on state air space of the drone research program moving in at the University of North Dakota. To date most of the concerns about drones have focused, understandably, on privacy concerns. But as a pilot, Neidlinger has a different

Apparently Nobody Has Told Barack Obama About The North Dakota Oil Boom

According to President Obama, the only people who really stand to gain from building the Keystone XL pipeline are Canadians: President Obama told a group of House Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline won’t profit anyone but Canada. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., told the Associated Press that Obama

Heitkamp Votes Against Defunding Obamacare

This won’t really come as news to much of anyone, but Senator Heidi Heitkamp won a narrow election in a red state, and it’s always worth mentioning when she governs to the left of the electorate she represents. Yesterday Senator Heitkamp voted in a partisan-line vote with Democrats to keep funding for Obamacare in place.

Due Process Rights Take A Back Seat To The "War On Women"

The House today voted in favor of re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act. After first considering a version backed by House conservatives, protecting the rights of the accused by removing a provision giving tribal authorities jurisdiction over non-tribal members, they passed the Senate version of the law. Here in North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (who,

GAO: Obamacare Will Add $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

“First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future,” said President Obama about health care reform on September 9th of 2009. “I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove

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