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Native American Designer Of “Fighting Sioux” Logo Selling New Artwork Based On It

Native American Designer Of “Fighting Sioux” Logo Selling New Artwork Based On It

Here’s a chance to own a piece of history, and to maybe help put right a wrong. Bennett Brien is auctioning off a sculpture based on the controversial University of North Dakota “Fighting Sioux” logo he designed. I say “history” because, as you know unless you’ve been living under a rock, the “Fighting Sioux” logo is

May 10, 2014 - Syracuse, New York, U.S. - A student from the Syracuse University School of Architecture wears the words 'HIRE ME' on his graduation cap during the commencement ceremony for the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. (Credit Image: © Nicolaus Czarnecki/ZUMA24.com)

“A good education and skills for the workforce are not synonymous”

Over at Watchdog today I have an article up about a study linking fracking to high school dropout rates (my previous post here). Two experts I spoke to told me the correlation between fracking and dropout rates wasn’t a good one. “I don’t think it’s just a boom in energy. A manufacturing boom would have


Should North Dakota Taxpayers Be Footing The Bill For Anti-Vaping Activism?

Here’s a principle that is a cornerstone of my thinking about governance: It should be neutral. What I mean by that is public policy should be applied dispassionately. How we feel about the law, our philosophies and emotions and preferences, belong in the political process. They should be expressed in campaigns and at the ballot


David Flynn: Where North Dakota Spends Its Money (Compared To The Rest Of The Country)

Lately my thoughts turn to public finances in North Dakota. In particular I am thinking about the status of public pensions in North Dakota, both on their own terms and compared to other places. One of the things you need to consider when discussing an issue like pensions is the general financial context of the


Tribal College Quietly Honors UND President Robert Kelley For Doing Away With “Fighting Sioux” Logo

For years UND President Robert Kelley has argued that what was prompting his move to get rid of the controversial “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo was the NCAA. To hear Kelley tell it, if it weren’t for the NCAA threatening sanctions against the university for using the logo/nickname, UND would have kept it. Kelley has

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North Dakota Republicans To Heidi Heitkamp: Give Planned Parenthood Back Their Money

The North Dakota Republican Party today called on Senator Heidi Heitkamp to return campaign dollars she received from a Planned Parenthood official. “On July 22, forty-nine United States Senators signed a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services outlining their concerns and requesting a thorough investigation of Planned Parenthood and its actions,”


Hillary Clinton On Keystone Pipeline: You’ll Have To Elect Me To Find Out If I’ll Approve It

The  Keystone pipeline project is of tremendous importance to North Dakota’s oil fields, especially amidst a rout in oil prices. The ability to on-ramp 100,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude onto the Keystone XL line would help reduce overhead for oil companies operating in the state. The project is so important that, while campaigning


North Dakota Attorney Contradicts Himself In Argument Against Common Core Lawsuit

Back in June a group of opponents of the controversial Common Core standards, a group including state Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga), filed a lawsuit arguing that the State of North Dakota entered into an unconstitutional interstate compact when it embraced the policy. Interstate compacts are allowed by the states, but must be ratified by Congress,