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Heidi Heitkamp-Backed President Proposes $4.2 Billion Tax On North Dakota Oil

Heidi Heitkamp-Backed President Proposes $4.2 Billion Tax On North Dakota Oil

When video of Heidi Heitkamp calling then-candidate Obama “amazing” at the 2008 national Democrat convention showed up in the 2012 election cycle it was quickly sent down the memory hole. A member of the North Dakota Demcorats’ executive committee threatened legal action against anyone posting the video. The why of that is obvious. Barack Obama

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Why Does Heidi Heitkamp Support Hillary Clinton Again?

Here’s another reason why it’s so bizarre that North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is backing Hillary Clinton. The Obama administration has halted leasing for coal development on federal lands pending a review which would “address climate change.” This is potentially a major headache for coal states like North Dakota. In this state, like many others,

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Remember That Time Obama Said “We Can’t Just Drill Our Way To Lower Gas Prices?”

Gas prices are always a hot button political issues, in the most cynical of ways. When gas prices go up it’s always (the politicians tell us) because of some evil price-fixing “windfall profits” conspiracy in the oil industry, and it’s never because of the realities of supply and demand as exacerbated by a myriad of

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Congress Voting Down Gun Control Is Not License For The President To Do Whatever He Wants

There’s a letter to the editor in the Jamestown Sun today responding to my recent newspaper column about President Barack Obama’s actions on gun control (read it here in the Grand Forks Herald). In my column I argued that the policy overreach of the executive branch – up to and including Obama’s actions on gun control – promote


Process Matters

My first column for the Forum News Service published over the weekend – here’s a link to the Fargo Forum’s publication of it. In it I defended Congressman Kevin Cramer’s suggestion that President Barack Obama’s gun control announcement could prompt a troubling reaction from the public. The thrust of my argument is that process matters. Equally as

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Gun Confiscation Is Hardly A Conspiracy Theory When The President Has Praised Gun Confiscation

Yesterday President Barack Obama was part of a town hall on guns and gun violence hosted by CNN. One of the questions – from Mark Kelly, husband to former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords – was about gun confiscation. “Often what you hear in the debate of expanding background checks to more gun sales, and, as you

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Does Barack Obama Want To Address Violence Or Just Make People Mad?

“This is not helpful. It is an over reach,” Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said in a press release yesterday responding to President Barack Obama’s announcement on gun control. “Frankly, I’m concerned about the type of reaction he’s going to get to it.” That’s certainly an ominous statement. Cramer expanded on it in an interview with


President Heidi Heitkamp Described As “Amazing” Rejects The Keystone Pipeline

On September 19, 2008, TransCanada submitted its first permit to the U.S. State Department to build a pipeline across the American/Canadian border. It only took 2,605 days – 7 years, one month, and 19 days – for the Obama administration to reject the permit. According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama’s reason for the rejection is


Forget The Injunctions, Courts Seem To Be Buying States’ Case Against Waters Of The US Rule

A few weeks ago the federal district court here in North Dakota issued an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. But the Obama administration decided to interpret the ruling as applying only to the 13 states, including North Dakota, which are challenging the law in court. So they pushed ahead


If We Want To Really Address Mass Shootings We Need To Stop Talking About Gun Control

We got horrible news out of Oregon yesterday where another group of people were shot down by a murderer who ignored the prohibitions of a “gun free zone.” Like clockwork President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the incident, and despite knowing almost nothing about the specifics of this incident, demanded more gun control. “What is