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Obama needs Congress to approve this war

September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. more »»

Keep an eye on the (whole) pie

September 18, 2014 Sometimes what we mean to say just doesn’t come out right. Sometimes what we say reveals a deeper sentiment, a conviction, maybe a misconception. more »»

On ISIS, Congress should vote

September 18, 2014 We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. more »»

Multiculturalism is a failure

September 18, 2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly faile. more »»

Mark Sanford’s ongoing saga with himself

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to... more »»

Time to step up the pace

September 17, 2014 Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama’s strong suit. more »»

Making a way

September 17, 2014 Six months ago my wife and I were eating lunch in Williston when I picked up a copy of The Minot Daily News. After I glanced over it quickly, I turned and said, “This is where I want to work next. more »»

Prickly narcissist

September 17, 2014 “Oh, it’s a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than ‘don’t do stupid things. more »»

What would Braveheart do?

September 17, 2014 No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. more »»

Beware the ‘lone wolf’ lurking

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Do we need a place called home?

September 16, 2014 There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy. more »»

The sacking of Ray Rice

September 16, 2014 The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancee, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic... more »»

Scotland’s epic vote on independence

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. more »»

Leave coal alone, Obama

September 15, 2014 The glitz of the Bakken has captured the attention the entire country — the world, some would say. But beneath the same sod lies a fossil fuel that has been largely forgotten. more »»

Hold on, Mr. President

September 15, 2014 “Do you have a strategy now, Mr. President?” asked the cover of the Daily News next to a photo of the second American journalist to be beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS. more »»

The jihadists’ eternal plan

September 15, 2014 Here’s the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don’t succeed, plot, plot again. 9/11 wasn’t the first. 9/11 won’t be the last. It’s not “fear-mongering” to face reality. more »»

Waging war and the War Powers Resolution

September 15, 2014 James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete... more »»

Thank you, Jerry Kaup

September 14, 2014 Patrons of the Minot Public Library will surely miss director Jerry Kaup when he retires Dec. 19. Kaup made the announcement Thursday in a prepared statement that was relayed to media by the city. more »»

Will justice do justice in Ferguson?

September 14, 2014 It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer’s version of events. more »»

Only college graduates need apply

September 14, 2014 You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflatio. more »»



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