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Print Column: The ‘1619 Project’ Is a Dangerous Attempt to Rewrite History

Print Column: The ‘1619 Project’ Is a Dangerous Attempt to Rewrite History

MINOT, N.D. ⁠— Purchase an ebook by George Orwell and you may not be getting the original work. Per a recent New York Times report, you may be getting some other version created by publishers exploiting loopholes in copyright law. It’s an ironic thing to happen to happen to Orwell, of all people. Downright Orwellian, you might say. It’s

New York Times: Ban Background Checks For Applicants

“Sixty-five million Americans have criminal records that might cause them to be denied jobs, even for arrests or minor convictions that occurred in the distant past,” writes The New York Times editorial board. As someone who used to do background checks for a living, I’ll admit that the permanence of our backgrounds in this digital

Michael Moore: "Fear And Racism" Is Why Americans Like Guns

I’ll stipulate to the idea that “fear” is why a lot of Americans want guns. We do, and should, have a certain level of fear for those who might do us wrong. But racism? If gun rights proponents are so racist, then why do they want gun rights for blacks and Hispanics and other minorities

"So what if abortion ends life?"

Yesterday, in writing about the 40-year anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision I wondered if debating the cost to society of unwanted pregnancies and children wasn’t a slippery slope toward devaluing human life. After all, if a mere calculation of cost to society is all that’s needed to justify a death sentence,

If The Blacks Had Guns Slavery Might Not Have Happened

“I think Martin Luther King would agree with me, if he were alive today, that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history,” Larry Ward, chairman of “Gun Appreciation Day (GAD)” and