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Do statistical disparities mean injustice?

September 27, 2014 How many times have we heard laments such as “women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs” and, as the Justice Department recently found, “blacks are 54 percent of... more »»

Bipartisan plan crucial

September 26, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Ma can re-teach America

September 26, 2014 In the fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, is in the forest when he hears a group of robbers approaching on horseback. more »»

Hicken-Weasel: Why Colorado’s gutless governor is in trouble

September 26, 2014 D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado’s tight gubernatorial race a “shocke. more »»

High stakes in Senate race in Kansas

September 26, 2014 SHAWNEE, Kan. — Tacked to the wall of Greg Orman’s campaign office is a print of a John Steuart Curry painting, “Tragic Prelude,” that hangs in the capitol in Topeka. more »»

Refuge: Minot at its best

September 25, 2014 The Men’s Winter Refuge in Minot is shaping up to be an example of Minot at its best — compassionate, giving people coming together for a worthy caus. more »»

Cry, you’re on hidden camera

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee. more »»

America is defunding its children

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Think of the children. These days, politicians — and their constituents — generally don’t. more »»

Is Burger King an economic patriot?

September 25, 2014 “Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains. more »»

Labeling, scare tactics should stop

September 24, 2014 The debate over the safety of transporting Bakken crude oil by rail continues to be driven by emotion. more »»

Ending your life on your terms

September 24, 2014 The low point of the Obamacare debate — and there was much probing of the floor — had to be the “death panel” charge. It was the creepiest in a volley of lies aimed at killing health care reform. more »»

The climate march to nowhere

September 24, 2014 Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming. more »»

Is it ever OK to spank?

September 24, 2014 The image of Adrian Peterson’s son’s legs has ignited a welcome cultural conversation. This is unusual. more »»

White House should be more secure

September 23, 2014 We don’t know yet what was on the mind of Omar Gonzalez when he managed to breach White House security last Friday and gain entrance to the presidential mansion. more »»

Building strong and safe communities in North Dakota

September 23, 2014 North Dakota has changed a lot over my lifetime, from the incredible innovation and research we see today in the agriculture industry to massive population growth to the state’s remarkable energy... more »»

The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism

September 23, 2014 On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. more »»

What will victory look like?

September 23, 2014 “Congress must now vote to support the first steps of what will be a long march toward victory,” said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. more »»

It’s the great pumpkin

September 22, 2014 Wow is right. Anybody who has witnessed or read about the 1,600-pound pumpkin being grown at Green Thumb Greenhouse west of Minot will surely want to see it in person. more »»

Media’s absurd NFL hysteria

September 22, 2014 During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news — ISIL and NFL — and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious. more »»

Cashing in on voting

September 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — The pursuit of perfection is usually foredoomed, but the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, which has a latitudinarian understanding of ethical behavior, has a perfectly awful idea. more »»



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