Earlier today UND President Mark Kennedy made his departure from that institution official. He’s accepting a new job in Colorado.
Earlier this week I wrote a post about state Rep. Ruth Buffalo and an appearance she made at a left wing rally in Tennessee sponsored by Represent.us. That group was one of the big-money backers behind the Measure 1 “ethics” campaign last cycle, and it sure seemed odd to me that a lawmaker attending an event put on by a group that’s supposedly in favor of government transparency and accountability would be reticent to disclose any remuneration she may have received for doing so. When politicians duck tough questions, that’s a story in my mind.
Rep. Jeff Hoverson is a Republican from Minot. He’s also a pastor. I know him personally, since we live in the same community, and I’ve heard him talk at length before about the importance of religious liberty. He feels that Christians, at times, are inhibited from living their lives in accordance with their faith. He worries about their ability to express their faith publicly. Though I’m an atheist, I largely share his views in this regard. Every American should have religious liberty. All religions should feel welcome in the public square.
SB2185 is legislation, introduced by Senator JoNell Bakke (D-Grand Forks), which adds rape to the list of reasons in the North Dakota Century Code for which the courts can terminate parental rights. The bill had pretty straight forward language as it passed the state Senate, unanimously, earlier this year:
On this episode of Plain Talk, Sen.
If your apology starts with “I’m sorry if” it’s not really an apology.
Last week I wrote about proposed legislation, being considered for endorsement by the North Dakota Republican Party, which if passed would end North Dakota’s open primary system.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a lot of money left over from her unsuccessful 2018 campaign.
The North Dakotans for Public Integrity, an ostensibly local front group for left wing interests funded by big donations from Hollywood activists , was successful in getting Measure 1 approved on the statewide ballot last month.
A couple of days ago my colleague Robin Huebner reported a story about a 12-year-old Fargo girl Sylvia Peach Leiviska who shot a 600-pound wildebeest during a trip to South Africa. The hunt took place on a game preserve. None of the animals there are endangered. In fact, most of them are bred specifically to be hunted.