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October 31, 2014
Raining in Juneau
I think about the place now and then, many times on October 31, the date when there is a 98 percent chance of precipitation there — Juneau, Alaska where I lived from April 1983 until I “escaped” in July 1986 and moved to Montana. Like a good many times in my life, I acted impulsively....
sports / outdoors
October 31, 2014 - 8:41am
October 15, 2014
Oil market proves mightier than OPEC: Kemp
LONDON - There is nothing remotely surprising about the sharp fall in oil prices over the last four months, except perhaps the timing. The fundamental forces driving prices lower (rising supply outside OPEC from shale and sluggish demand growth as result of conservation and...
news / nation and world
October 15, 2014 - 9:30am
July 28, 2014
Forecasts for higher oil prices misjudge the shale boom: Kemp
LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - "The world of energy may have changed forever," according to Professor James Hamilton of the University of California. "Hundred dollar oil is here to stay." Hamilton, who is one of the most respected economists writing about oil, made his bold...
news / nation and world
July 28, 2014 - 10:14am
Frustrated? Forget about it
I have people that email me frequently, some of whom like to give me a hard time. I got one Friday that I kind of deserved, I guess. Last year in the run up to the Jimmies playing the University of New Mexico, I mentioned a handful of times about a player named Kendall Williams...
sports / college
June 28, 2014 - 8:38am
October 4, 2013
Steeler fans need to take a deep breath
If you're a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, don't overreact. Sure, it's tough right now. Your team dropped to 0-4 on the season, especially for a franchise with an NFL-record six Super Bowl championships. You've had three coaches in 44 years, mainly because previous regimes always built...
local / sports
October 4, 2013 - 6:54am
December 8, 2009
UND student column draws fire
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A University of North Dakota student has apologized for a student newspaper column on date rape. Josh Brorby's column in late November was a satire that took the point of view of a date rapist. It prompted more than 120 comments on the Dakota Student's...
December 8, 2009 - 2:40pm
July 21, 2009
Reduce CO2 yes ... but cap and trade, no
I'm in favor of taking action to reduce CO2 emissions and to protect our environment. But I don't support the "cap and trade" plan now being debated in the Congress. "Cap and trade" is an approach that would have the government set caps on carbon emissions from certain sources, and...
July 21, 2009 - 5:53am
July 20, 2009
Liberal Catholics can't handle the truth
ROME -- Some things are beyond parody. In announcing that Barack Obama is more Catholic than the pope, Newsweek takes the cake. The piece, written by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend for the magazine's Web site, in anticipation of last week's presidential-papal meeting, asserts: "(The pope...
July 20, 2009 - 7:20am
Don't expect health care reform to happen
If you happen to be one of the 68,000 North Dakotans without medical coverage waiting for passage of federal health insurance, don't hold your breath. The ambulance will not be coming. While the chorus of support for health care reform has been loud and long by everyone in the biggest...
July 20, 2009 - 7:18am
July 18, 2009
What mentors do
When Sonia Sotomayor was a law student, she told a professor that her career goal was to be a federal judge. But more than a decade later, when she was urged to apply for an opening on the district court in New York, her mentor and law partner at the time, David Botwinik, could not...
July 18, 2009 - 7:28am
July 6, 2009
S.C. governor's wife stands up for family
Move over, Sarah Palin? Jenny Sanford, the wife of embattled Republican South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, is attracting her own constituency. The reason behind this is easy to see. Sanford's husband, who recently admitted to having an extramarital affair, explains that he "crossed...
July 6, 2009 - 7:05am
June 15, 2009
N.D.'s prosperity creates a challenge
North Dakota has been an island of prosperity as the rest of the country has been experiencing widespread job layoffs, business closings, home foreclosures and the other calamities that accompany economic downturns. While other states have limped along, North Dakota's gross domestic...
June 15, 2009 - 7:22am
June 13, 2009
Sonia from the block
In her now-famous speech at the University of California in 2001, Judge Sonia Sotomayor probably made a political mistake. She spoke the truth. "Our experiences as women and people of color affect our decisions," she told a law-school forum. "The aspiration to impartiality is just...
June 13, 2009 - 7:21am
June 8, 2009
Is it speculation or atmospheric science?
There may be good days that the Lord has made but I will not lay the whole of spring in North Dakota at his door. This has been an inadequate start to the summer season. The Bible says that weather falls on the just and the unjust but, if you ask me, the just have been taking it in...
opinion / weather
June 8, 2009 - 7:11am
Mr. President, here is common ground on abortion
President Obama has reneged on an increasing number of his pledges on taking office -- from guaranteeing a transparent, accountable administration to ending CIA "renditions" of suspects to foreign nations known for torture. Now, however, he has a golden chance to fulfill his often-repeated...
June 8, 2009 - 7:11am