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North Dakota Democrats More Interested In Making Points Than Laws

North Dakota Democrats More Interested In Making Points Than Laws

In my newspaper column a couple of weeks ago I opined that North Dakota Democrats seemed less interested in advancing their agenda in the state Legislature than they are in crafting political talking points. An excerpt: Democrats often gripe about the “Republican supermajority” in North Dakota, but here’s some truth about that talking point: Being


North Dakota Democrats Just Don’t Get It: Voters Don’t Want Want Balance For Balance’s Sake

“Silver lining shines within N.D. Dems’ election cloud” That’s the headline over a letter to the editor written by the Democrat leadership in the North Dakota Legislature in which House and Senate Minority Leaders Kenton Onstad and Mac Schneider do their best to spin what was an undeniably ugly election day for North Dakota liberals. For


This Is What May Be Keeping North Dakota Republicans Up At Night

Could North Dakota Republicans become a victim of the state’s success? Let me explain. By any conventional measure, North Dakota Republicans seem set to have another very successful election cycle. They’ve got a huge incumbency advantage. Every single Republican on the statewide ballot is an incumbent (though two of them – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger


How Did Democrats Become The Party Of The Rich?

“If you brought back either of the Roosevelts—Teddy or Franklin—from the grave, the most astonishing thing they would find is that the “malefactors of great wealth” have become the benefactors of today’s liberalism, and Democrats have become the party of the rich,” writes Steven Hayward in Forbes. To be sure, labor unions (along with trial

In IL, ‘pension reform’ may mean ‘tax increase’

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD —  Illinois does not have a pension problem. Illinois has a tax problem. Those two sentences have long been the mantra for the state’s public employee unions. Now, the idea of Illinois taxing its way out of its worst-in-the-nation pension problem is getting increased attention from lawmakers. The