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Matt Evans: Our President Is Wrong Again About Gun Violence

Matt Evans: Our President Is Wrong Again About Gun Violence

President Obama was quick to get some camera time after this week’s shooting at a church in South Carolina.  The President transitioned from talking about the shooting into a critique of America’s gun laws. You can see his comments here. At about 3 minutes into the video, the President starts.  He laments that this is

Senators Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, And Enzi Speak On The Marketplace Fairness Act

North Dakota Democrats Shifting To The Right On Trade?

Last night the U.S. Senate passed a trade bill that gives the executive branch a “fast track” process to bringing trade agreements before Congress. This is a generally positive development. The easier trade is, the better off we all are. But among the surprising votes for the agreement was Senator Heidi Heitkamp. You can see


Matt Evans: If Australia Jumped Off A Bridge, Would You?

This week, President Obama was doing a bit of public speculating about the effects of hypothetical mandatory voting in the US. I say public speculating because I don’t think this is an issue that the President wants to take up and drive towards becoming policy. To lend credibility to the idea, Obama points out that


Mandatory Voting Is A Stupid Idea

President Obama thinks a law mandating that all eligible Americans vote is a “transformative” idea. Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S. while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland on Wednesday. Asked about the influence of money in U.S. elections, Obama digressed into the topic of voting rights and said the


Six Jobs Created In North Dakota/Texas For Every One In The Rest Of The Country

Recently Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm called America’s shale plays “Cowboyistan.” “We’ve got more rigs running than in the rest of the world combined,” he told Forbes. “We’ve got highly trained and reliable rednecks to run them. And unlike anywhere else on the planet, we’ve got property rights, which enable landowners to lease out their


We Should Start Using The Term “Obama Trains”

Another oil train derailed this week – this time near Galena, Illinois –  producing another explosion and smoke cloud that’s being plastered all over the media. It was the third such derailment in three weeks. Left-wing activists have taken to using the term “bomb trains” and are now blaming public officials for not seeking retribution


Obama Gets Four “Pinocchios” For Fibbing About Keystone To WDAY Anchor

Last week North Dakota television anchor Kerstin Kealy (she’s with WDAY in Fargo) landed an interview with President Barack Obama. Not surprisingly, given the importance of the project to our region, Kealy asked Obama about his decision to veto legislation authorizing the Keystone pipeline. “It bypasses the United States and is estimated to create a


Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys Cash Out On Job Half Done

Earlier this month we learned that North Dakota U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon would be leaving his post early to take a job in the private sector. Now South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney, Brendan Johnson, is doing the same.  According to the Associated Press, both men are going to be joining Robins Kaplan LLP, a Minneapolis based law