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Hunger Games America: Districts Beat The Capital In Job Creation

Hunger Games America: Districts Beat The Capital In Job Creation

America’s present economic malaise is often described in terms of the popular book and move franchise The Hunger Games. It seems fitting. “While the provinces starve, the Capital City lives it up, its wheeler-dealer bigshots growing fat on the tribute extracted from the rest of the country,” wrote Glenn Reynolds (of Instapundit fame) for USA Today back in November of

Both Of North Dakota's Senators Attended NSA Briefing That Most Senators Skipped

Last week The Hill reported that, despite the NSA domestic spying scandal making big headlines and grabbing the attention of American citizens, most US Senators chose to skip out of Washington DC early rather than attend a briefing on the intelligence programs. The Senate held its last vote of the week a little after noon

First You Subsidize Them, Then You Work For Them

In the Washington Examiner today Tim Carney uses former Byron Dorgan staffer Elizabeth Gore as an example of the revolving door between the power brokers in Washington DC and the companies the funnel taxpayer subsidies to. Byron Dorgan, when he was a U.S. senator, directed taxpayer money to clean-coal research. Elizabeth Gore, Dorgan’s chief of

IRS Employees: Targeting Conservatives Was Specific Policy Handed Down By Supervisors

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will begin hearings this week focusing on the corruption at the IRS, and in advance of those hearings he’s released some statements from the depositions taken from IRS employees. Per the depositions, the targeting of conservatives wasn’t exactly something a few IRS employees took it upon themselves to do in the

Gun Control, Immigration At The Bottom Of America's List Of Priorities

According to Gallup, Americans rank gun issues and immigration at the bottom of their list of priorities: PRINCETON, NJ — Americans put reforming immigration and reducing gun violence — the focus of much of the attention on Capitol Hill in recent weeks — at the bottom of a list of 12 priorities for Congress and

SAB's Top Five From The Last Week, Open Thread

Here are the top five posts by page views from the week that was: What The Fargo Forum Thinks Of Western North Dakotans – An editorial cartoon published by the Fargo Forum, which in general has a down-the-nose editorial stance when it comes to the western part of the state, seemed to depict western North

Republican State Legislator Applauds Obamacare In Washington DC

Here in North Dakota, the mantra from proponents of implementing Obamacare like Rep. George Keiser are fond of saying that they don’t like the law but that it’s the “law of the land” now so it must be implemented. Except, for Rep. George Keiser (who was one of the loudest proponents of implementing the Obamacare

Feds Spend $30,500 On Portrait Of An Ag Secretary Who Served Less Than A Year

Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer, a good friend of mine and some-time contributor to this blog, recently had his official portrait hung in Washington DC commemorating his time spent as the Secretary of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. The cost? $30,500. For a cabinet member who served less than a year. Schafer himself,

Hoeven Backs Legislation To Overturn Federal School Lunch Limits Permanently

I’m not sure there’s anything more absurd than our bankrupt, debt-laden federal government which passed passed a budget in years micromanaging school lunches in communities around the nation. Most recently, as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s war on fat kids, the federal government imposed school lunch guidelines so stringent that many students were

Heidi Heitkamp: Defiant Democrat?

It seems Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s top agenda item for her time in Washington DC so far is to try and manufacture a political mythology around herself. Case in point, this profile of Heitkamp the “defiant Democrat.” That’s an important thing for Heitkamp. She needs her red-state constituency to perceive her as something different than what

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