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Republican: If You're Not Talking To Terrorists NSA Grab Of Phone Records Shouldn't Bother You

Republican: If You're Not Talking To Terrorists NSA Grab Of Phone Records Shouldn't Bother You

Yesterday Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wasn’t so sure that bloggers have 1st amendment rights. Today he’d like you to know that the NSA grabbing Verizon phone records isn’t a big deal. After all, if you’re not talking to terrorists, what’s the big deal? Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about the federal government collecting

The Cost Of Student Loans Must Go Up

Last month House Republicans passed legislation which would tie interest rates on student loans to US Treasury notes, with a cap at 8.5%. This would have the effect of introducing at least some element of market forces to the student loan market. Democrats in the Senate have a plan, not yet voted on, which would

The Solution To High Gas Prices Is Less Government, Not More

There’s a lot of consternation nationally about gas prices this spring, but that’s usually the case. As one of the most visible economic indicators in the market, it seems like gas prices are always making people gripe, especially when the inevitable summer price hikes come. This spring the angst seems particularly acute, especially in North

Former Senator Dorgan Writes Sequel To Novel Which Cast Oil Speculators As Terrorists

Since retiring from the US Senate, Byron Dorgan has been writing fiction. Or, given that his previous non-fiction books were ghost written, paying someone to write it for him. His first fiction novel, Blowout, was a depressing assemblage of left-wing conspiracy theories about the energy industry, featuring evil hedge fund managers who try to derail

Guest Post: Rep. Kevin Cramer Told The Truth About Moral Decline

Before It Was History, It Was News is the title of a book written to connect actual news stories with the recorded history of the America Revolution. In this day and age, however, the words to an old chorus might give the careful reader cause to think: The voice of truth tells me a different

ND Legislature Decides To Skip Studies Into Making North Dakota More Independent Of Federal Spending

There are a lot of reasons to like North Dakota’s fiscal picture, but one of the best reasons to like the surpluses the state is swimming in is the latitude they give state policy makers in looking at the role of federal funds in the state. Other states, with tighter budgets, don’t always have that

Heidi Heitkamp Got Big Support From Anti-Tea Party IRS Employees Union

The hits keep coming in the IRS scandal, and it appears as though an anti-tea party union representing IRS workers may have had something to do with the IRS targeting union groups. This revelation has “IRS employees in the position of actively financing anti-Tea Party candidates themselves, while in their official positions in the IRS

Despite Oil, Gas And Coal "North Dakotans breathe some of the cleanest air in the United States"

Liberal interests are fond of sensationalizing the environmental impact of North Dakota’s oil and gas boom. The throw around terms like “industrial wasteland” to inspire fear among North Dakotans that the admittedly rapid build-up of oil and gas development in western North Dakota will have dire environmental outcomes. But by at least one metric, North

What's Wrong With Goodwill Using A Minimum Wage Exception To Employ Disabled People?

There is an exception to the minimum wage laws which allow companies to pay disabled workers less than the legal minimum. Now Goodwill, the national thrift shop chain, is coming under fire for using that exception: In a recent investigation for Watchdog.org, I reported that a majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay

Are We All Tea Partiers Now?

From the moment the movement started in 2009, the left has looked askance at the tea party movement. We were astroturfing dupes doing what the Republican party told us at best and extremist, racist, anti-government fanatics bent on violence at worst. Our skepticism of the government is the stuff of paranoid delusion, we’re told. But

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