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Containing terror not an option

December 24, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came last week. more »»

Common Core offers answer for STEM failure

December 24, 2014 Common Core is the business community’s answer to the failure of the education system to provide graduates in science, technology, math and engineering, courses of study commonly referred to as STE. more »»

Mrs. Obama’s tall tales of racialized victimhood

December 24, 2014 Oh, woe is she. In an “exclusive” interview with People magazine recently, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the “sting” of “racist experiences” that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. more »»

No superheroes in ‘The Interview’ capitulation

December 24, 2014 The first issue of Captain America came out on Dec. 20, 1940. It shows Cap slugging Adolph Hitler in the mouth. Good stuff, but note the date. more »»

Spending malfeasance only typical

December 23, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced last week. more »»

Cold War replay: This time we lose

December 23, 2014 Has there ever been a president more eager to make concessions to vicious regimes than Barack Obama? The opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba is the latest and, one fears, not the last in a... more »»

Black progression and retrogression

December 23, 2014 There is no question, though it’s not acknowledged enough, that black Americans have made greater gains, over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time, than any other racial... more »»

Obama throws Fidel a rope

December 23, 2014 The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro’s Cuba. In JFK’s metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit. more »»

Holiday generosity appreciated

December 22, 2014 The season of giving goes on. The most recent examples of congratulations due include Slumberland Furniture and The Salvation Army and its bell ringers and contributors. more »»

Pottersville goes online

December 22, 2014 What is it that makes the holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” feel so ancient? It’s the relationships, but which ones? Not George Bailey’s warm and loving family. more »»

Governing vs. giving

December 22, 2014 It’s the season for giving. That doesn’t mean it’s the season for government. Government creates loyalty in the minds of citizens by pretending to be Santa Claus, doling out gifts and favors. more »»

A Texas-sized plate dispute

December 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans might... more »»

Cameras on cops a good thing

December 21, 2014 Over the last month there has been a lot of talk about police violence as grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

K-9 officers, handlers worthy of praise

December 21, 2014 Last week, I had the opportunity to visit with Sgt. Dave Chapman and Saiber, one of the Minot Police Department’s K-9 officer. more »»

Higher education struggles at another crossroad

December 21, 2014 Higher education in North Dakota never seems to be out of the frying pan or the fire. more »»

Societal return on investment in higher education

December 21, 2014 In past editorials, I’ve focused primarily on the “return on investment” which students in North Dakota receive for their investment in public higher education. more »»

Wise Warren and Crazy Cruz

December 21, 2014 Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. more »»

It takes two to negotiate

December 20, 2014 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United States. more »»

Jonathan Gruber should’ve been Time’s Person of the Year

December 20, 2014 Jonathan Gruber should have been Time’s Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the “Ebola Fighters” instead. Good for them; They’re doing God’s work. Still, Gruber would have been bette. more »»

Is government faithful to the Constitution?

December 20, 2014 When the government is waving at us with its right hand, so to speak, it is the government’s left hand that we should be watchin. more »»



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