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Everything's Going Great

Welcome to Campaign 2020! One unforeseen byproduct of the catastrophic COVID epidemic that has so far killed more than 160,000 Americans: It’s shortened the usual epic, endless campaign swings as...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    April 6, 2020

Letter from NYC's COVID-19 front lines

I’ve been inundated lately with emails and calls and texts from friends and family from far away: Everyone’s been hearing reports about New York City, where I live, being a coronavirus war...

 

Pounding the Table

That’s the current state of Republican explanations and justifications and bend-over-backwardifications about the explicitly criminal behavior of the President of the United State. If you’re a...

 

Introducing: the cheat sheet!

Thought I’d try something different: Instead of the usual carefully researched and elegantly styled prose masterpiece, how about a handy clip-n’-save listicle to keep you up to date on all the...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    May 6, 2019

It's not the end-it's the beginning

So where do we stand? Robert Mueller’s report to the Attorney General—well, a version of that report—was submitted weeks ago. That’s about the only reality everyone can agree on. What you...

 

The joke is on us

Where do we sit, fellow citizens, as we reach yet another installment of the Ides of March? Let’s start with international diplomacy, shall we? Last time I checked in with you, our Fearless Leader h...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    March 4, 2019

Partners in crime

What a glorious moment to be alive! It’s like the ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Like millions of Americans, I watched, rapt, while Michael Cohen – Trump’s...

 

A shutdown means the President is weak

“A shutdown falls on the President’s lack of leadership. He can’t even control his party and get people together in a room. A shutdown means the President is weak.” A prominent American made...

 

The art of the deal

There is a sad, almost poignant thing that happens when you present a series of actual facts and realities to the die-hard MAGA-forever Trump supporter. For those strong enough to accept the actual...

 

America last

On the weekend before Veterans Day, the assembled leaders of the western world gathered at Aisne-Marne, an American cemetery in France (where 2,288 Americans soldiers, mostly Marines, died in the...

 

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

It’s good to be reminded now and again what the all the idle chatter and endless political ads and social-media jockeying and viral (dis)information campaigns are all about: Your vote. Not the vote...

 

Just how dumb are you?

First things first: It’s not me asking the question— it’s Mitch McConnell, John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer and all the Republicans in Congress. They want to know if you’re dumb enough, or gullible...

 

Have they no shame?

It’s somewhat rare that North Dakota makes the national news. It used to happen only once in a blue moon—say, when the windchill dropped to a billion degrees below zero or, more recently, during t...

 

Answer the phone, Kevin

First things first: I’ve been of voting age for. . . well, let’s just say “several decades.” During those decades, I’ve always thought that one of the greatest parts of our democracy was any...

 

The kids are alright

Some good news amidst this end-of-summertime insanity: The dwindling group of people gullible enough—or simply stubborn enough—to keep believing Donald Trump’s preposterous and relentless lies...

 

It's witch hunting season

Readers, I tried. I swear—I was going to give Donald Trump the week off and write about something else. . . I had it all planned out. . . and then, lo and behold, last Tuesday within a few minutes...

 

The real bottom line

Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we? Time and time again, arguments I’ve had about Donald Trump with his most fanatical supporters end up in the same way: Discussion begins around whatever the...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    July 23, 2018

The Surrender Summit

So—can you hear me now? Ever since President Trump stood side-by-side with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and told the world on live television that he trusts the word of the man who...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    July 16, 2018

Seeing red

First things first: I was taken aback when I saw the first pictures of the damage and downed trees from the recent massive windstorm that hit the communities of New Rockford and Sheyenne. Then I saw...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    July 2, 2018

Politics vs. Morality

Note to readers: My deadline for this column prevented me from seeing the big Trump rally in Fargo, but let me play Carnac The Magnificent for a moment (kids, ask your parents if you don’t know...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    June 18, 2018

What's the difference?

What’s a poor President to do? Let’s take the man at face value, for once, when he says he wants to meet with our country’s sworn enemies in an attempt to forge a lasting peace that will keep...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    June 4, 2018

Truth, justice and the American way

Last Tuesday night, the President of the United States held a campaign rally in Nashville, Tenn. Well—not a campaign rally, exactly: Trump’s next election is two years and five months away. Heavil...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    May 21, 2018

Hold your peace

On May 2, Congressman Cramer joined 17 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in nominating that great diplomat of our era, Donald Trump, for the Nobel Peace Prize. “We can think of no...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    May 7, 2018

Give me a break

Last week I had the great fortune to be able to take a proper vacation with my family for the first time in what seemed like forever. Now that I’m back to work, I’ve been trying to figure out...

 

Kissing the ring

There’s been a lot of talk lately—as there should be—about Donald Trump’s meeting at the White House with a group of governors and members of Congress from farm states to discuss American...

 

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