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April 22, 2018
Commentary: The politics of North Dakota's big bad budget bind
MINOT, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum released his budget guidelines for the 2019-2012 biennium this week, and the tone of his fiscal message...
April 22, 2018 - 6:50am
April 20, 2018
Commentary: The fight over online sales taxes cannot be about fairness
“Our view: Put online sellers on equal footing,” is the headline over a Grand Forks Herald editorial today, making the point that the U.S....
April 20, 2018 - 10:11am
April 18, 2018
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
MINOT, N.D. — The past couple of weeks I've been listening to the exceptional podcast "In the Dark" produced by Minnesota-based American...
April 18, 2018 - 6:20am
April 16, 2018
Commentary: Flying the Lt. Gov. across state for coin flip sure seems like a cavalier use of taxpayer resources
Last year Governor Doug Burgum found himself mired in criticism from my self and others stemming from his decision to accept a roughly $40,000...
April 16, 2018 - 2:10pm
Commentary: After attacking Cramer as 'scam artist,' turns out Sen. Heitkamp has also paid her family with campaign cash
For months now North Dakota Democrats have been viciously attacking Congressman Kevin Cramer, challenger to incumbent Senate Democrat Heidi Heitkamp,...
April 16, 2018 - 1:09pm
April 15, 2018
Commentary: There is a whiff of desperation coming from the Heitkamp campaign
MINOT, N.D.—It's mid-April, and the general election is still months away, so I realize invoking a word like "desperate" to describe any...
April 15, 2018 - 8:19am
April 12, 2018
Commentary: Senator Heidi Heitkamp should be the one apologizing for her 'trust the Russians' stance on Syria
The Senate Leadership Fund, a political action committee tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, put out an ad recently critical of Senator...
April 12, 2018 - 4:26pm
Commentary: Poll: Heitkamp approval has gone from 60% to 47% over last four quarters
According to new polling released by Morning Consult, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has seen a significant drop in her approval numbers as...
April 12, 2018 - 8:07am
April 11, 2018
Commentary: Some thoughts now that we're officially into North Dakota's campaign season
A lot of political business got wrapped up in the last few days. For one thing, the North Dakota GOP held their statewide convention in Grand...
April 11, 2018 - 7:12am
Commentary: Campbell expected to withdraw from U.S. House race
This weekend, after the U.S. House endorsement of the NDGOP state convention to former party chair Kelly Armstrong by a wide margin, state Senator...
April 11, 2018 - 6:49am
April 10, 2018
Commentary: Podcast: 'It’s gonna be just fine' North Dakota Commodities Trader says about soybean markets
Is all this hand-wringing about Trump’s trade fight with China and its potential impact on North Dakota’s agriculture economy based on reality? Or is it hyped politics from Democrats anxious to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and rural voters who cast their ballots...
April 10, 2018 - 4:13pm
April 8, 2018
Commentary: North Dakota's new spill rules provide a clearer picture of the problem
The headline read: "80 percent of ND oil spills wouldn't have been reported under new law." It accompanied a recent article by my colleague...
April 8, 2018 - 7:19am
April 7, 2018
Commentary: Campbell's decision to campaign to primary is a gift to Democrats
MINOT, N.D.—Mac Schneider should send Tom Campbell a fruit basket or a nice flower arrangement or something. Campbell lost the endorsement...
April 7, 2018 - 7:10pm
April 6, 2018
Commentary: NDGOP convention tops 1,600 registered delegates, Democrats seated 612
If the state party conventions are a measure of enthusiasm of political activists in the state, Republicans seem to have a major advantage. I’m...
April 6, 2018 - 3:19pm
April 5, 2018
Commentary: What will Republicans do if Trump’s popularity with North Dakotans continues to fall?
As we head into the NDGOP state convention this weekend we have heard a lot from the Republican candidates about how much they line up with President...
April 5, 2018 - 9:43am