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Hennen’s Notebook: Planned Parenthood, March For Life And Guns In Church

Hennen’s Notebook: Planned Parenthood, March For Life And Guns In Church

I wonder if Representative Kathy Hawken (RINO – Fargo) remembers what happened to Senator Curtis Olafson? Given her cheer leading this week for the two NDSU professors who were part of dissing legislators by doing an end-around the law on sex-education curriculum in North Dakota, she could face the same fate at election time. She


Being Right Doesn’t Always Win Elections

At the Grand Forks Herald, opinion editor Tom Dennis uses the occasion of President Obama’s second-term inauguration to argue that Republicans haven’t been winning a lot of elections of late because they aren’t sufficiently caring. After referencing one of Scott Hennen’s columns here on SAB, Dennis writes that the problem with Republicans is that we


A Ghoulish Display Of Political Theater At The State Capitol

DUI policy will be a hot topic in this legislative session thanks to the Fargo-centric media sensationalizing a few tragic DUI crashes. As I’ve written before, the DUI problem in North Dakota a) isn’t nearly as bad as some would have you believe and b) certainly isn’t being solved by “get tough” enforcement policies. But


NDSU Backtracks On Partnership With Planned Parenthood

Alternate headline: University President Suddenly Very Deferential When Legislature Is In Session NDSU President Dean Bresciani was on the Scott Hennen Show today and was asked about his institution’s legally dubious decision to partner with far-left abortion mill mogols Planned Parenthood for sex education. The legislature had already turned down the federal funds in question


Hennen Column: Notebook From A Busy Week

It’s been a long and productive week. My notebook is chock full of tidbits. Since I’m sleep deprived and unable to decide which one is worthy of a column, I have a better idea. I am introducing a new Common Sense Club notebook. – Monday was the day legislators rolled into Bismarck to begin the


Devils Lake Police Chief Responds To Controversy Over Ban On Booze Sales To “Habitual Drunkards”

I sat in for Scott Hennen on his radio show today, and we wanted to talk with Devils Lake Police Chief Keith Schroeder about his city’s ban on selling alcohol to “habitual drunkards.” Unfortunately, Chief Schroder didn’t have time for an interview, but he did send along a list of facts about what his city


Legislator Promises To Get To The Bottom Of Partnership Between NDSU And Planned Parenthood

On Friday I had the opportunity to sit in for my good friend Scott Hennen on his radio show, and I interviewed state Rep. Bette Grande about the news that North Dakota State University is partnering with Planned Parenthood to push sex education. Grande is extremely concerned about our federal tax dollars going to a


Hennen Column: My New Year’s Resolution Is To Forget Barack Obama

Any listener to my radio show over the last 5 years would have little trouble recognizing that I really don’t think much of President Barack Obama policies. So it may surprise some that I’m pledging to pretty much ignore him in the future. In fact, I’m planning to write and sign a pledge and then


Hennen Column: North Dakota Is Blessed This Christmas

Every Christmas season is a reason to celebrate the most important birth in the history of civilization. However, 2012 might just be the best year we have seen in North Dakota since before Christ! The North Dakota miracle lays in momentous prosperity driven by a trio of areas: the energy, agriculture and health care sectors.

APTOPIX Connecticut School Shooting

Hennen Column: Why Do School Shootings Happen?

Like many parents across America today, I could not resist the urge to hug my kids a bit longer after hearing the news of yet another school shooting. The unspeakable horror of a Christmastime massacre at a small town elementary school is provoking anger everywhere. And it should. It’s also prompted the predictable political agenda