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Knudsen Respects Law and Order

Montana’s choice for attorney general is a relatively easy decision. There is only one candidate, Austin Knudsen, who will protect your constitutional rights, respect law and order along with providing local law enforcement the means necessary to end the drug problems in our communities. Austin also brings a wide range of experience to the office Read More…

Biden’s Gift-Wrapped Union Agenda Would Make Bernie Blush

Attempting to assuage concerns that his candidacy for president is a stalking horse for far-left policies, Joe Biden recently reminded reporters in Wisconsin that he “beat the socialist” in the Democratic primary. Indeed, Biden vanquished Bernie Sanders as a candidate; but the Vermont senator can take pride in the fact that his policy agenda has all-but-conquered key components Read More…

ND needs annual legislative sessions

Good ideas may go into hibernation but they never die. Veteran Public Policy Observer Mike Jacobs recently brought back the idea of changing the North Dakota Legislature from its present biennial schedule to annual meetings.   In a supporting editorial, the Grand Forks Herald noted that the demands of the pandemic and the volatility of Read More…

‘Unmasking Obama’ Also Exposes the Corrupt Media

A slew of political books will be hitting bookshelves between now and Election Day, covering everything on the spectrum from communist propaganda to Trump hagiography. Many of those books, such as Sean Hannity’s “Live Free or Die,” will make millions of dollars for their authors and publishers. Some have the potential to influence the election, Read More…

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EDITORIAL: California, the most populous state in the nation, saw the highest spike in homelessness

ANALYSIS/OPINION: For a century and a half, America has been California dreaming. The Golden State is a uniquely blessed state in many ways: A stunning geography, temperate weather, oil. and not to mention the original economic engine that powered the ‘49ers, gold, are among its sterling assets. It’s little wonder, then, that for decades, Americans Read More…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Effective — but rough around edges

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The progressive parrots ‘group think’ about all manner of folderol that their adherents, on bended knee and genuflecting vigorously, confirm as received wisdom (“New Yorker editor David Remnick: ‘It’s a source of great frustration’ people still support Trum,” Web, Dec. 23). That President Trump disrupts their cocoon with rude tweets and tantrums as he Read More…

How liberals are allowing anti-Semitism to flourish

Anti-Semitic attacks continue to shake our city and state. Last week, eight attacks — including four in just in 48 hours — sent a familiar shockwave rippling through the Jewish community. Then Saturday came the horrific stabbing in Monsey, New York. The poison of Jew-hatred is spreading. Like many of you, I’m thinking, “Not this…

The dangerous new idea inspiring criminal-justice activists

The latest call to action from some criminal-justice activists: “Abolish the police.” From the streets of Chicago to the city council of Seattle, and in the pages of academic journals ranging from the Cardozo Law Review to the Harvard Law Review and of mainstream publications from the Boston Review to Rolling Stone, advocates and activists…

Why AOC is wrong to demand a presidential ‘purity test’

When she isn’t dispensing makeup tips on Instagram, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dispenses sophomoric political maxims, most recently in her defense of “purity tests.” The stink of impurity here is upon Pete Buttigieg of Harvard and McKinsey, who had a fundraiser with some well-off people who drank a few $900 bottles of wine with some Napa…

ISIS’ latest horror is a reminder of the need for vigilance

The United States has been clobbering ISIS in the Middle East, but pockets remain, both there and elsewhere — and there’s just no end to the horrors. That was made painfully clear this week when a Nigerian ISIS branch released a video showing its execution of 11 Christians on Christmas Day, 10 of them beheaded….

About that Christmas present Kim Jong Un promised ….

North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un failed to deliver his “Christmas gift” — a new missile test, perhaps — by Christmas, but he may yet come through. Yet even if he does, it would be wrong to see President Trump’s dealings with him as a failure. Certainly, officials are wise to remain on alert. Kim…

The bloody toll from Baltimore, Chicago’s soft-on-crime mindset

Too many families in two of America’s most dangerous cities — Baltimore and Chicago — will spend this holiday season in hospitals and funeral homes. Last weekend, the two cities saw more than 50 people shot and eight killed. The violence included two “mass shootings,” defined as a single incident in which more than four…

This anti-gig crusade will kill our dream

Many laws have unexpected consequences, but in the case of California Assembly Bill 5, crafted to crack down against the gig economy, the harm to freelance writers could have been foreseen by a blindfolded toddler. The measure was meant to address real concerns about companies like Uber exploiting freelance labor. But dragging writers into its…

Pelosi’s never-ending game and other commentary

Impeach watch: Pelosi’s Never-Ending Game Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delay in transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate “puts politics ahead of the US Constitution,” declares Peter Roff at Newsweek. Pelosi claims she wants to be assured the Senate will hold a “fair” trial, yet that’s the height of political hypocrisy, given that the House’s…

Lovable Ol' Bernie?

You won’t hear young Democrats deride Bernie Sanders with the “OK, boomer” dig. At 78, he’s actually too old for the cohort, but that’s not why he won’t get dinged. He’s the most popular Democrat among the under-35 crowd, and judging by recent polling, he’s the second-most popular Democrat overall. Sanders has raised nearly twice Read More…

Is 'Little Rocket Man' Winning?

As of Dec. 26, Kim Jong Un’s “Christmas gift” to President Donald Trump had not arrived. Most foreign policy analysts predict it will be a missile test more impressive than any Pyongyang has yet carried off. What is Kim’s game? What does Kim want? He cannot want war with the United States, as this could Read More…

The Eternal and the Here and Now

Many people reading this will have already taken down their Christmas lights. Just a few decades ago, it was pretty normal for Christians in America to leave up their lights for all 12 days of Christmas. Now, many think Christmas Day is the 12th day instead of the first. My lights will burn bright until Read More…