The Democrats Are Right, North Dakota Needs a Special Session


MINOT, N.D. — For years now, I’ve heard North Dakota lawmakers bellyache about executive overreach.

I’ve heard them moan about the excesses of the federal government.

Yet, now, as North Dakota faces what Gov. Doug Burgum is wont to call a “flock of black swans” in the form of a global pandemic and a coinciding downturn in the oil markets, many of those same lawmakers are unwilling to engage and do their jobs.

The North Dakota Democratic Party has called for a special session of the Legislature, and they’re right.

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