Since election day we've heard a lot about "fake news" from, well, just about everyone involved in politics. Usually the term is deployed as a way to dismiss viewpoints and arguments which run contrary to the politics of whoever is making the accusation. But sometimes fake news really does happen. It certainly did in Fargo recently. Last Friday, March 24, a group of Planned Parenthood activists targeted Congressman Kevin Cramer's Fargo office, protesting outside and attempting to deliver a batch of petitions.
C.T. Marhula wants to be the chairman of the North Dakota Democratic party, and he thinks he has the right ideas to lead the state’s liberals out of the political wilderness. “Back to basics,” he told me when I asked him how during an interview on my radio show today. “We cannot be an east-of-I29 party,” he continued, referring to the interstate which runs north-south through the Red River Valley. “We cannot be an identity politics party. We cannot isolate on the universities in Grand Forks and Fargo.”
The problem with a lot of the reporting on oil spills in North Dakota is that it tends to lump all spills of all sizes together into one uniform number. As if all spills were created equal.
My colleague Mike McFeely had a column over the weekend which had to be catnip for a left wind audience suggesting as it does that oil workers are more dangerous than the refugees being resettled in our state (mostly in the Fargo area).
One phenomena I’ve been thinking and writing about consistently over the last year or so is our society’s increasing acceptance of ill treatment for those we disagree with.
Yesterday the state Senate passed a House bill allowing North Dakotans who are not otherwise prohibited by law to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Because the Senate did not make any amendments to the bill, it now goes to Governor Doug Burgum’s office. But will he sign it?
You really have to admire the scope of hypocrisy on display in the anti-oil/anti-pipeline movement. These people call themselves environmentalists, but that was hard to tell from the millions of pounds hauled of the #NoDAPL protest camps. Now that those camps are closed, these political extremists have taken to physical attacks on the pipeline itself. Click here to continue reading the post.
The late, great Robin Williams once said: "Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift." Others get it, or at least the appearance of it, because their sister just happens to be a U.S. Senator. "Gathered behind closed doors in a Denver hotel, 30 conservative Democrats plotted a potential path forward for their party — an effort to devise a strategy that might help them avoid total annihilation in red states across America," McClatchy reported earlier this month.
Yesterday I wrote a post about the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association ripping Governor Mark Dayton in a letter over his handling of EMAC requests from the State of North Dakota for assistance in dealing with the #NoDAPL protests.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is causing quite a stir in political circles. Locally one cut the President proposes has our state’s congressional delegation seeing red. Click here to continue reading the post.