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Why not Newt Gingrich for speaker?

October 4, 2015 Almost exactly seven years ago, House Speaker John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, “I think this thing is a crap sandwich” — but he’d vote for it anyway. more »»

Start telling the truth

October 3, 2015 Not that former President Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a presiden. more »»

Drug price gouging a product of our political system

October 3, 2015 If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. more »»

Media trust hits all-time low

October 3, 2015 Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. more »»

Republicans fail at hearings — again

October 3, 2015 Dear Republican Members of Congress: Consider this an intervention. You guys do not understand how to hold a decent hearing. more »»

What’s best for the country

October 2, 2015 How do you say “get real” in Russian? One wonders whether the answer might have been had Monday, when President Barack Obama met Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the United Nations. more »»

GOP upheaval brings new dread

October 2, 2015 Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms — “It’s deja vu all over again” — has never been more apt. This time, though, it’s not at all funny. more »»

The GOP brat pack

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s “Freedom Caucus,” which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car. more »»

Our Navy, our character

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Navy’s operations, on which the sun never sets, are the nation’s nerve endings, connecting it with the turbulent world. more »»

Replace Boehner carefully

October 1, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful peopl... more »»

Cabbages, kings, nicknames, Heitkamps, Christians, etc.

October 1, 2015 As a University of North Dakota donor, I received notice that I am eligible to vote on the new nickname. more »»

Feminists should be terrified of Carly

October 1, 2015 Carly Fiorina is a no-nonsense former business executive who is showing she can play — and throw elbows — with the big boys in the Republican presidential nomination battl. more »»

Welcome to wealthy Middle Eastern thug privilege

October 1, 2015 You’ve heard endlessly about “white privilege” from the professional social justice warrior griper. more »»

Take care of existing business

September 30, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

The ‘affordable housing’ fraud

September 30, 2015 Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of “affordable housing,” as among politicians and others in coastal California. more »»

Abolish campus police forces

September 30, 2015 Earlier this year the North Dakota Supreme Court found that it is illegal for campus police departments to be patrolling off campus. The jurisdiction for campus cops is the campus, the court ruled. more »»

Pope’s world and the real world

September 30, 2015 Pope Francis’s four-day visit to the United States was by any measure a personal and political triumph. more »»

Time to re-examine strategies

September 29, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»

Has anybody thanked John Boehner?

September 29, 2015 Has anybody bothered to thank House Speaker John Boehner for Pope Francis’ even coming to the United States? Let history note that it was Boehner, as a lowly second-term member of the House... more »»

Unnecessary loss of life

September 29, 2015 War is nasty, brutal and costly. more »»



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