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Michael Marceau holds and upside down American flag at a "Protect Mueller" protest at Lafayette Square in Washington, Nov. 8, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

The News Media Should Hire More Conservatives

The News Media Should Hire More Conservatives

There is a lot of consternation of late about the demise of The Weekly Standard, a right-of-center publication founded by Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes and owned by Rupert Murdoch from its founding in 1995 until 2009 (right around the media mogul purchased the Wall Street Journal). The Standard is hardly the first ideologically-driven publication

Concepcion Carcamo-Portillo, a suspected member of the MS-13 gang arrested by border patrol in Williston, North Dakota, in 2017.

Washington Post Comes to North Dakota, Spreads Fake News in Senate Race

Last week newspapers across the country wrote editorials critical of President Trump’s war on what he describes as “fake news.” While it’s absolutely true that Trump’s derision is often self-serving, and his own veracity is spotty at best, the journalism industry hardly does itself any favors with nonsense like this. Here’s Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel

With Carbon Emissions Already Dropping, Why Do We Need "Sweeping Action" On Climate Change?

“Obama to take sweeping action on climate,” reports the Washington Post. “President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change.” In other

More Than 500,000 Private Contractors Have Access To Top Secret Information

How was a twenty-something employee of a federal contractor able to access the sensitive, top-secret information about the NSA’s surveillance programs? By being one of some 500,000 private contractors, and 900,000 federal employees, who have top secret security clearance according to the Washington Post: The tone of the Post article seems to point fingers at

NSA Whistleblower: We're Just Seeing The Tip Of The Ice Berg

According to the NSA whistleblower, we haven’t seen anything yet when it comes to the US government spying on its own citizens. What’s more, Bush administration claims that only communications between Americans and suspected terrorists abroad were being targeted is looking to be pretty bogus: The National Security Agency’s collection of phone data from all

Obama Calls NSA Scandal A "Modest Encroachment On Privacy"

I never thought I’d say this, but these days President Obama is sounding a lot like Dick Cheney. Because right before calling the NSA’s enormous, data-mining program a “modest encroachment” on the privacy of American citizens he basically acknowledges that Bush was right about this stuff. The President was skeptical of these sort of programs

Two North Dakotans Named Best State-Based Political Reporters By The Washington Post

The Washington Post has selected the best state-based political reporters in the country, and two names got picked from North Dakota. The first is long-time Associated Press reporter Dale Wetzel who last year joined a new media venture at the Great Plains Examiner in addition to hosting a radio show. The other is, uh, me.

Heidi Heitkamp Can't Afford Too Much Independence

Betsy Woodruff has an article up this morning at National Review covering the balancing act red-state Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp must pull off to both appease their right-of-center constituencies while not angering their national liberal supporters. Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley blasted Heitkamp after she voted against gun control legislation, calling

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Can Senator Heitkamp's Vote For Gun Control Be Bought With Exemptions?

The Washington Post reports that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is being wooed into voting for gun control with exemptions for background checks for some North Dakota communities. Which is reminiscent of efforts to pass Obamacare by offering state-specific exemptions from certain regulations in the bill (i.e. the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the “Bismarck Earmark”). In an effort

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