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April 4, 2016
Is Kevin Cramer trolling us?
FARGO -- Like a lot of North Dakotans, I feel like I know Rep. Kevin Cramer pretty well. He is extremely accessible to the media and the public alike. Year after year, he is recognized for holding the most town hall events with his constituents out of any member of Congress. It usually...
April 4, 2016 - 7:32am
March 28, 2016
N.D. gives up on getting smarter voters
Appearing on "Fox & Friends," conservative commentator Ann Coulter proposed that literacy tests become a prerequisite for voting because it bothered her that the votes of ignorant people counted as much as hers. At the other end of the political spectrum, President Barack Obama suggested...
March 28, 2016 - 6:34am
March 15, 2016
It's freedom of speech, not freedom from speech
MINOT -- Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump tried to hold a rally in Chicago recently but it had to be canceled after it was mobbed by angry left-wing protesters. Maybe you heard about it. According to reports, the Trump supporters called the protesters “communists”...
March 15, 2016 - 2:01pm
March 14, 2016
Prisoner releases will not be all profit
The mushrooming cost of keeping North Dakota wrongdoers in confinement has led to the creation of a 16-person study committee to consider methods of reducing the prison population. A number of states have claimed substantial savings by releasing prisoners into a probation and parole...
March 14, 2016 - 6:49am
March 11, 2016
Are North Dakota’s Voter ID Requirements Too Complicated For College Students?
Earlier this week the Fargo Forum ran a story purporting to illustrate how difficult it is for college students to vote. Some of the quotes from students were kind of hilarious. Case in point: McKinley Theobald has volunteered in Fargo-Moorhead and canvassed in Iowa for Democratic...
March 11, 2016 - 9:46pm
March 7, 2016
Civics test will not lead to understanding
“I don’t get caught up in these feel good bills,” explained Sen. David Hogue of Minot as he and three others withstood the rush of the North Dakota Senate to pass legislation requiring students to pass a minimal civics test before graduation. A dozen other states have adopted...
March 7, 2016 - 6:54am
March 5, 2016
Providing the seeds for North Dakota startups to grow
When people think of startups, often New York and Silicon Valley are the only places that come to mind. But the fact is that we’re breeding a strong, innovative, and growing startup community right here in North Dakota — and it’s worth paying attention to it. In Fargo, Jake...
March 5, 2016 - 6:50am
February 29, 2016
The lady stands up to homeland chauvinists
“Why are we meeting again this winter?” said Orville Jordan as he charged through the door and pounded his pipe on the table in front of Ork Dorken, chairperson of the Community Homeland Security Committee. “Hey! Don’t lay this on me,” Dorken responded defensively. “Madeleine...
February 29, 2016 - 7:04am
February 8, 2016
Why is Donald Trump the evangelical's Valentine?
“(Donald) Trump is immodest, arrogant, foul-mouthed, money-obsessed, thrice-married, and until recently, pro-choice. By any convention standards, evangelical Christians should despise him.” That was the observation of blogger Jonathan Merritt as he looked at polls indicating a...
February 8, 2016 - 6:52am
February 6, 2016
Providing a N.D. for strong and healthy working families
When I think about the courageous character of North Dakotans, I think about Beth from Bismarck. About a year into her marriage, her husband became sick with hereditary pancreatitis and died in 2012. That same year, her 9-year old daughter and 12 year-old son both needed transplants...
February 6, 2016 - 6:57am
February 1, 2016
State government has just the job for you
Even though 5 percent of the North Dakota workforce is still claiming to be unemployed, there are plenty of jobs for the taking. Of course, the big downturn in the Bakken oil field has released a number of good workers who are filling a few of the 25,000 jobs seeking warm bodies....
February 1, 2016 - 6:58am
January 25, 2016
Rehabilitation of ex-cons will be challenging
The prison population in North Dakota has tripled from 578 in 1995 to 1,800 in 2015 and is expected to increase to 2,985 by 2025, all at the annual cost of $43,000 per inmate. The state corrections budget has doubled to $100 million annually in the last decade and promises to continue...
January 25, 2016 - 7:56am
January 18, 2016
Democrats may dictate Republican governor candidate selection
MINOT — In North Dakota, the Democrats are a thoroughly marginalized political party. They’ve been cast into super-minority status by voters who aren’t interested in buying what they’re selling, and bereft of all but the most modest of influence over state policy making. They...
January 18, 2016 - 7:36am
HSC plans to fight terrorism
“Why is the red warning flag flying on Street Light No. 7?” Orville Jordan inquired loudly as members of the Homeland Security Committee streamed into the frigid community hall. The conversation continued at fever pitch as the town’s 14 electors jockeyed for the best seats....
January 18, 2016 - 7:35am
January 11, 2016
In N.D., there is a board for you
Q: I would like to get on the North Dakota Mixed Fighting Style Advisory Board. I have some good advice for new forms of boxing. Should I ask Gov. Jack Dalrymple, R-N.D., for an appointment or talk to local politicians? A: According to Marilyn Johnson, the governor has no voice in...
January 11, 2016 - 7:43am