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Print Column: The Left’s New Anti-Fossil Fuel McCarthyism

Print Column: The Left’s New Anti-Fossil Fuel McCarthyism

MINOT, N.D. — “Why did Wells Fargo fiance this pipeline when it was widely seen to be environmentally unstable?” That was a question Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left wing media darling and ideological martinet, asked Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan during a recent hearing. The pipeline she’s referring to is the Dakota Access Pipeline. You’ll remember

Protestors march in a rally against the Trump administration's family separation policy for illegal immigrants along South 3rd Street in downtown Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Why Should Only Republicans Fear Socialism?

“If there’s anything that terrifies North Dakota Republicans, it’s socialism,” my friend Tony Bender writes in a recent column His is the latest salvo in a debate in our state, raging in letters to the editor and comments sections and blog posts like this one, over the efficacy of socialism. Though a prerequisite to that

Print Column: If We’re Already Socialists, Why Are the Socialist Activists So Angry?

MINOT, N.D. — Modern proponents of socialism have become so desperate to divorce their ideology from its ugly realities – North Korea under the Kims, Cuba under the Castros, Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro – they’ve taken to a sort of white washing through dilution. They’re defining anyone in favor of any level of civic

Plain Talk: A Prosecutor and a Defense Attorney Debate North Dakota’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

On this episode of Plain Talk, civil asset forfeiture has been a hot topic in Bismarck. Proposed legislation would creating new reporting requirements for how law enforcement uses the procedure, and it would also require a conviction for a crime before any assets are forfeited. McLean County State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson and Fargo-based defense attorney

Protesters organized by the Democratic Socialists of America protest the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Rise in Praise for Socialism (Including From North Dakota Democrats) Should Alarm Us All

For some reason there have been a spate of pro-socialism letters to the editor in the Red River Valley of late. A letter to the editor of the Fargo Forum this week derided President Donald Trump’s stand against socialism during his State of the Union speech by making the rather bizarre claim that “socialism and

Government Price Controls Causes Toilet Paper Shortage In Venzuela

Remember when Hugo Chavez died, and our friends on the left were quick to eulogize him talking about all the hard work he did to make Venezuela a better place? Well, here’s a glimpse into the legacy left behind by the socialist strong man. Things are so great in Venzuela, getting toilet paper is a

Video: North Dakota Senate Passes Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

The North Dakota Senate today brought to the floor HB1362, which contains the expansion of the state Medicaid program originally mandated by Obamacare. The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the states get a choice. With a lot of Republicans saying they dislike the bill but will vote for it, the bill passed on a 33-14

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's Iron Lady, Has Passed Away

Margaret Thatcher died in London last night after a stroke. She was 87 years old. In addition to being Great Britain’s first, and only, female Prime Minister Thatcher was, along with America’s Ronald Reagan, part of a rare moment in modern political history. A moment when two of the world’s superpowers were governed by outspoken

Small Town Socialism

This Bismarck Tribune article about a dispute over opening a deli in a small town grocery store is fascinating. Apparently Star Grocery in New Leipzig is operated by the New Leipzig Jobs Development Authority, one of the economic development public/private partnerships that are ubiquitous in our communities these days. So, in other words, the grocery

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