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Often there’s no sensible middle

April 19, 2015 Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, “demonstrating” that global warming isn’t even happenin. more »»

Obama coalition isn’t a coupon that Hillary can redeem for votes

April 19, 2015 In news only slightly more surprising than this morning’s sunrise, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she is running for president again. more »»

Kudos to Prairie Warrior Auction

April 18, 2015 Congratulations are in order for those responsible for pulling off this year’s Prairie Warrior Auction. more »»

Many ways to feel the ‘burn’

April 18, 2015 Like many other North Dakotans, you may be feeling the “burn” from just having paid your taxes. The federal income tax collection in ND for 2013 was $9,110. more »»

Stop this fiscal insanity

April 17, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

Hillary’s campaign: already media-assisted

April 17, 2015 It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called “objective” media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was No. more »»

Ring in the olde?

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past. This is never truer than during a political season. more »»

Following the Obama Doctrine

April 17, 2015 At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: “The United States... more »»

The VA bureaucracy can’t win

April 16, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliation. more »»

Transparency has become the magic word

April 16, 2015 Transparency has become such a prominent part of our vocabulary lately that it reminds me of the old Groucho Marx TV show when a contestant saying the magic word was awarded a $100 bill. more »»

Reality may be optional

April 16, 2015 One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just “changes” it. more »»

Gwyneth Paltrow’s poverty voyeurism

April 16, 2015 Gwynnie P is down with the struggle, comrades. She may make $19 million a year, own mansions in London, New York, Brentwood, Malibu and the Hamptons, charge $550 for her Goop. more »»

Criticism should be ongoing

April 15, 2015 Members of Congress should be very leery of a proposal that amounts to painting themselves into a corner on a nuclear arms deal with Iran. more »»

Can Governor handle post-boom era?

April 15, 2015 Whether or not Governor Jack Dalrymple will run for another term in 2016 is a question on the mind of most political observers in the state. It made this observer think of the movie. more »»

Tsarnaev conviction puts death penalty opponents in an awkward spot

April 15, 2015 How about now? Are you in favor of the death penalty now? I ask because the preferred argument from opponents of the death penalty is doubt: We can never be sure; look at all of the people released... more »»

The long retreat in the culture war

April 15, 2015 The Republican rout in the Battle of Indianapolis provides us with a snapshot of the correlation of forces in the culture wars. Faced with a corporate-secularist firestorm, Gov. more »»

Time to remind the president

April 14, 2015 Apparently it has come to this: Some members of Congress believe they must stipulate by law that President Barack Obama must obey the law. more »»

The Clinton record unmasked

April 14, 2015 About the time the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn for Los Angeles, my savvy precinct captain drilled into all her workers this rule: A week is a lifetime in politics, and a month is an eternity. more »»

Rolling Stone gathers dirt — on itself

April 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — “As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong ... more »»

Containing Iran’s nuclear intoxication

April 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — This week brings a constitutional moment illustrating a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency. The catalyst of the drama is legislation proposed by Sen. more »»

 
 

 

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