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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 »»

Being like LeBron

May 10, 2015 Last year, LeBron James made a lot of headlines when he announced he was heading home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. more »»

To break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore, fix the culture of poverty

May 10, 2015 Neighborhoods matter. That’s the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. more »»

Patrician blacksmith for president?

May 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — America’s smallest state — one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger — has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and... more »»

‘Hate group’ blamed for ISIS attack

May 10, 2015 Liberals claim to be the world’s boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsens. more »»

Has the IRS really changed?

May 9, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Is there a mole at The Washington Post?

May 9, 2015 Man is not a rational animal. He is a rationalizing animal. more »»

Speak truth to narrative

May 9, 2015 “If absolute power corrupts absolutely,” the actor Harry Shearer once asked, “does absolute powerlessness make you pure?” The answer, according to a lot of people, is yes. more »»

Killer cops or malicious prosecutor?

May 9, 2015 Who killed Freddie Gray? According to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, Freddie was murdered in a conspiracy of six cops who imprisoned him in a police van and there assaulted and killed him. more »»

Where to put the waste?

May 8, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plant. more »»

Let the states make drug law

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission — trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on... more »»

What Assata taught me

May 8, 2015 “What Assata taught me” is the new “Hands up, don’t shoot.” For $35, you, too, can sport a politically correct black hoodie emblazoned with a fugitive convicted murderer’s nam. more »»

Matters of perception

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perceptio. more »»

President reaps what he sows

May 7, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

The Legislature can’t do that much

May 7, 2015 The curse of the biennial legislative session is the backup of problems begging to be solved. Consequently, the 80-day biennial session has more business than it can handle with deliberation. more »»

Making a difference for those suffering from opioid addiction

May 7, 2015 The patient in my office today does not look like your typical drug addict. He is middle-aged, dressed casually in jeans and cowboy boots, a local rancher. more »»

Those who would destroy our freedoms

May 6, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Black lives matter

May 6, 2015 Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question. more »»

Dear Mr. Chancellor

May 6, 2015 Dear Mark Hagerott, Congratulations on your appointment as the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Your resume is impressive, and your military service in particular commends you. more »»

Welcome new peace officers

May 5, 2015 A new batch of law enforcement officers are ready to join police and sheriff’s departments and some, thankfully, have already agreed to “serve and protect” in our regio. more »»



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