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Maybe Life Doesn’t Need to Be One Giant Game of Gotcha

Maybe Life Doesn’t Need to Be One Giant Game of Gotcha

There is now a generation of adults who grew up with access to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. A lot of these adults posted ignorant things on these platforms when they were young because, as I point out in my print column today, kids are dumb. I am hoping the silver lining in

Guest Post: Maybe Stop Caring So Much About What the President Tweets

This guest post was submitted by Fargo attorney Mark Western It’s Groundhog Day yet again. Over the weekend, the Twitter-verse has been upended yet again with the President’s incendiary statement admonishing four Democratic members of Congress to “go back” to where they came from.  While some have interpreted this as a taunt to go back

Twitter Isn’t Harming Journalism, Journalists on Twitter Are

John Ziegler, writing at Mediate, has an interesting piece today headlined “The Top Ten Ways That Twitter Has Greatly Harmed Journalism and Destroyed Our Public Discourse.” An excerpt: I have written before about some of the many problems which exist with Twitter, the platform which now, partly because of President Trump’s love of the outlet,

Social Media Justice Is No Justice At All

There is no question in my mind that the democratization of the media brought about by blogs, and the enhancements to communications brought by platforms like Facebook and Twitter, have been a net benefit to society. But there is an element to social media, in particular, that’s grown disturbing. Specifically, the rise of online mob

Heidi Heitkamp Still Hiding From Her Constituents Behind Social Media

“Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said he’s enjoyed working for the people of North Dakota at their at-large congressman and has also sought to remain as accessible as possible,” reported the Bismarck Tribune earlier this week. “He said accessibility equates to providing accountability to the people, something he plans to continue to do if elected to a

Hacked AP Twitter Account Claims White House Bombed, Stock Market Takes A Big Dip

Earlier today the official account for the Associated Press gave everyone on Twitter a moment of distress with a post claiming that the White House had been bombed and President Obama was injured. The account has been suspended, with the AP saying it was hacked: The @ap Twitter account has been suspended after it was

Somehow A 22% Increase In Minimum Teacher Pay Gets Reported As No Increase At All

Yesterday the North Dakota Senate debated a massive school funding bill. Democrats attempted a floor amendment to that bill to raise minimum teacher pay in the state to $32,000 per year. That amendment got rejected, but that didn’t mean that minimum teacher pay isn’t going up. The Senate approved Governor Jack Dalrymple’s budgeted $5,000/year increase.

Video: Pro-Life, Pro-Abortion Rallies Compete In North Dakota

I don’t have any news about the turnouts for the pro-life and pro-abortion rallies from other places in the state, but here in Minot it sure seemed to me like the pro-lifers had a much bigger crowd. The challenge is that the two protests weren’t gathered the same way. The pro-abortion folks were all grouped

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