This video sums up the toxicity in North Dakota politics everyone is talking about

MINOT, N.D. — Reporter Jeremy Turley has an excellent profile of the growing toxicity in North Dakota politics coming, for the most part, from a rump caucus of the Republican supermajority.

The Bastiat Caucus, North Dakota’s iteration of the Freedom Caucus in Congress, is an angry coalition of Trumpy populists and culture warriors who are not conservatives, in the traditional sense of the word, even as they insist that they are the only true conservatives.

(For more of what I’m talking about, read David Brooks’ excellent essay in The Atlantic about this modern scourge on a proud philosophical tradition.)

I do have something to add to Turley’s reporting, however. A period at the end of the sentence, if you will.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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