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Obama: The Boy Scouts Should Admit Gay Members

Obama: The Boy Scouts Should Admit Gay Members

The President weighs in on the Boy Scouts and homosexuals, and I find myself agreeing with him. The Boy Scouts are, of course, a private organization and set whatever membership standards they want, but they seem to be moving toward acceptance of gays and that’s a good thing. Because there’s no good reason not to,

Whoops: Controversy Results In More Ticket Sales For Gun Raffle

I wrote earlier this week about the West Fargo Hockey Club becoming a target for the anti-gun crowd over a fundraiser they’re holding raffling off 200 guns (including scary “assault weapons”). But something ironic happened. As the raffle got media attention, ticket sales went through the roof. “We’ve seen an increase in traffic and appreciate

ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 3: Rep. Bob Skarphol

This week’s Hall of Shame honoree is Rep. Bob Skarphol of Tioga. Skarphol is the sponsor of HB1189, which would seek to target out-of-state drivers with larger speeding fines than in-state drivers while rewarding law enforcement agencies who target out-of-state drivers over in-state drivers with the revenues from the tickets they write. Here’s the text:

Should Out Of State Drivers Be Hit With Bigger Speeding Fines?

Rep. Bob Skarphol has introduced HB1189 which, if passed, would target out-of-state drivers with bigger speeding fines and distribute the revenues from those larger fines back to the cops writing the tickets. Not withstanding any other provision of law, if an operator of a vehicle is stopped for a violation of section 39-09-02 or equivalent

While Finally Promising To Pass A Budget, Democrats Aim Tax Hikes At Energy Industry

Senate Democrats, who apparently think budgeting is like inaugurating presidents in that it’s only to happen every four years, have finally said they’ll pass a budget in 2013 after four years of not budgeting at all. Which the sort of had to do since Republicans are making Senate budgeting a prerequisite of a debt ceiling

Burglars Target Gun Owner Listed On Newspaper's Database

A seventy year old man and his property put in danger probably because of the political agenda of a newspaper editor? A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe. At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue

White House Petition Calls For "Gun Free Zones" Around President And Vice President

Hey, if it’s good enough for our schools and college campuses, it should be good enough for the top officials in the executive branch, no? Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families

Interview: ND State Rep. Proposes Two Year Suspension Of The State Income Tax

If there are two to priorities for the legislature, in the eyes of the general public, it is addressing needs created by the state’s fast-growing economy and population and using some of the state’s revenue windfall for tax relief. To that latter point, there are a number of proposals on the table for tax relief.

Brilliant New Solution To Health Care Costs: Government Price Controls

Pricing is paramount in a free market. Price signals are what regulates the market. They’re set by supply and demand, and in turn control supply and demand. When supplies are short, and demand is high, prices go up to protect supply and discourage demand. Price also encourages expansion of supply to meet demand by being

States Poaching Jobs From Big-Government California

This is the genius of federalism, which allows states to compete with one another in terms of policy, at work: There’s nothing new about governors competing to bring jobs to their state, but rarely has it been this brazen. The Wall Street Journal reports that neighboring states, as well as some states as far flung

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