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The price of cheap labor

May 15, 2015 Manicures and pedicures aren’t usually news or fodder for commentary, but a blockbuster report in The New York Times has made them a compelling issue. more »»

Defining deity down

May 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party’s base and are, therefore... more »»

In childhood, risk is inherent

May 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — Controversies about “free-range parenting” illuminate today’s scarred cultural landscape. Neighbors summon police in response to parenting choices the neighbors disapprove. more »»

Time running out to correct Obama mistakes

May 14, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Time to broaden definition of success

May 14, 2015 While serving as a professor of political science at the University of North Dakota, I was privileged to see many students who later joined the ranks of the successful. I have had a U. S. more »»

Mark Halperin’s biased grilling of Ted Cruz

May 14, 2015 Imagine it’s 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. “Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. more »»

The return of Obama’s hoax-spreading bitter half

May 14, 2015 She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. more »»

Another nice try by the president

May 13, 2015 President Barack Obama has claimed war-mongers in the Republican Party want to derail his plan for an agreement with Iran over that nation’s development nuclear weapons. It just isn’t true. more »»

Online dignity: Give it up

May 13, 2015 Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphones attacking them with lewd public posts,... more »»

Positive lessons from Heimdal derailment

May 13, 2015 Earlier this week another oil train derailed, this time near Heimdal in central North Dakota. more »»

Is a UK crackup ahead?

May 13, 2015 David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. more »»

Making a positive impact

May 11, 2015 Congratulations to Souris Valley United Way on a record-breaking year. more »»

Time to hold lawmakers accountable

May 11, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, et. more »»

Unruly Britannia

May 11, 2015 LONDON — They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly differen. more »»

Hollywood’s climate hypocrites

May 11, 2015 Hollywood and global-warming panic have always been a natural match. more »»

Hillary’s armor

May 11, 2015 “This vast right-wing conspiracy,” Hillary Clinton said, “has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced. more »»

Sgt. 1st Class Speer is dead, but Khadr is free

May 11, 2015 A Canadian judge ruled this week that Omar Khadr poses no public safety threat. Tell that to the children of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. more »»

Restore the Fourth Amendment

May 11, 2015 If you plan to visit a college campus this month, don’t be surprised if you see signs and placards encouraging you to “Restore the Fourth. more »»

Onward Christian Huckabee

May 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the 1950s, during one of his two campaigns as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Adlai Stevenson was invited to address a gathering of Baptists in Houston, where in 1960 John... more »»

We give the Legislature a B-minus

May 10, 2015 Gov. Jack Dalrymple toured the state last week, touting the success of the state Legislature. When claiming success, Dalrymple looked primarily at the budget. And in that aspect, he is mostly correct. more »»



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