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From the archives: 'Something weird happened tonight' when a ND basketball team won with 4 points
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Bill would allow smaller schools to carry over more funds
Ron and Rosemary Shasky
August 12, 2013
Column: Oil Patch cities need 2015 Census
During the last legislative session, the governor and the Legislature made great strides in responding to the multi-faceted crises engulfing the township, city, school and county governments in the booming Bakken oil field. The dimensions of the boom were outlined in the recent study...
August 12, 2013 - 6:42am
July 15, 2013
Column: 79 percent wasn't enough for N.D. senators
We had a garage sale at our house a couple of weeks ago and I took the occasion to sell my .22 rifle, a gun I purchased to protect my lettuce from the rabbits and my bird feeder from the squirrels. (Life requires us to make hard choices.) The sale wasn't a protest over gun legislation....
July 15, 2013 - 6:19am
June 10, 2013
Column: Revenue sharing: A lesson in government speed
If you are holding your breath until the passage of an immigration bill, this saga about federal dispatch may convince you that you will turn purple before anything happens. In the early 1960s, the federal government cut income taxes and the result was a hefty surplus. This bit of...
June 10, 2013 - 6:28am
May 20, 2013
Column: Big chunk of tax cut going out of state
The legislative leadership responsible for the big tax cuts is calling them "the largest tax-relief package this state has ever seen." The statement is true as far as it goes. But the $1.1 billion cut in property and income taxes is not necessarily for the citizens of North Dakota....
May 20, 2013 - 6:33am
April 29, 2013
Column: Pigs are the answer to leftovers, obesity
Dr. Oz, the television guru on diets, has been touting all sorts of meals and concoctions to curb the obesity epidemic. In spite of his exhortations, Americans are continuing to balloon in their britches, raising the cost of health care for all of us. In a ground war, we would be...
April 29, 2013 - 6:58am
February 18, 2013
Opinion Column: Legislators still hate the petition process
Taking advantage of last year's petition signature scandal, some legislators have proposed to tighten up the procedure by which citizens can initiate laws, refer acts of the Legislature and amend the constitution. New provisions proposed in House Concurrent Resolution 3011 include: 1....
February 18, 2013 - 5:44am
December 17, 2012
Column: Polarization has crept into Christmas
Not even Christmas can escape the divisive polarization that has embittered American politics. Christmas peace is being disrupted by an evolving controversy between the advocates of "Merry Christmas" and the revisionists who want "Happy Holidays." It's the devil's wedge issue. As...
December 17, 2012 - 6:13am
December 3, 2012
Column: Post claims Heitkamp was best candidate
After ranking Gov. Rick Perry of Texas as the worst candidate in 2012, The Washington Post turned around and proclaimed Heidi Heitkamp as the best. The Post pointed out that Mitt Romney garnered 58 percent of the 323,000 votes in North Dakota while Barack Obama received only 39 percent....
December 3, 2012 - 6:35am
October 8, 2012
Column: Considering solutions for signature fraud in N.D.
Since my column on signature fraud in the initiative and referendum process appeared two weeks ago, Secretary of State Al Jaeger and I have been exchanging notes about the problem and likely solutions. Initially, I cited the incarceration of a petition leader for signature fraud...
October 8, 2012 - 6:16am
September 17, 2012
Column: New money requires budgeting with foresight
The removal of the natural resources initiative from the ballot due to fraudulent signatures will not only give the sponsors an opportunity to build a stronger case for their proposal but it will also force policymakers to give serious consideration to better budgeting for effective...
September 17, 2012 - 7:13am
September 10, 2012
Signature fraud rescues resource proposal
Alleged fraud in the collection of signatures has rescued the initiated measure to divert state oil revenue to natural resources programs from the Nov. 6 ballot. The measure was removed when it appeared that thousands of signatures were improperly entered on the petitions by paid...
September 10, 2012 - 6:43am
August 27, 2012
Nonvoters give excuses for not participating
According to USA Today, 90 million people (45 percent of the electorate) will not vote in the upcoming November election. Among them will be 175,000 North Dakotans, or 35 percent of our eligible electorate. While this is not an abnormal number of nonvoters, USA Today and Suffolk...
August 27, 2012 - 6:23am
July 9, 2012
Looking for the causes of polarization
If you celebrated the founding of America on July 4th, I am compelled to ask you for an explanation. We have become a country of such malcontents and ingrates that I wonder if there is anything good to celebrate. In fact, we have turned our great democracy into a divided, uncivil...
July 9, 2012 - 6:28am
June 18, 2012
Creating a future rests on prioritizing the present
Now that the raid on the state treasury has been curbed with defeat of a costly property tax repeal, North Dakota can start thinking seriously about strategic planning for the future. Gov. Jack Dalrymple has been expressing the belief that our oil wealth makes it possible to create...
June 18, 2012 - 6:37am
May 28, 2012
Keeping Sioux logo won't punish NCAA
In the recent Forum Communications poll, 56 percent of those intending to vote on June 12 indicated they would vote yes on Measure No. 4 to retire the Fighting Sioux logo while 44 percent said that they intended to vote no to keep the logo. With this margin, logo opponents may think...
May 28, 2012 - 5:43am