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 By Michelle Rydz    Opinion    April 12, 2021 

Letter to the Editor: April is Fair Housing Month

Every year in April, the nation celebrates the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. The law was enacted only seven days after Martin Luther King was assassinated, and it remains one of his most important legacies. For 53 years, the nation has...

 

Georgia voting law is no return to Jim Crow

I am so glad the whole white supremacy and gun nut narrative is over, so we can get back to the one about voter suppression. Those horrific shootings, late last month, diverted our attention away...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 12, 2021 

The bitter realities of growing old

After one week in first grade, my daughter came home with a conclusion about life: “Life is hard and then you die.” Fast forward that through job losses, divorces, chronic ailments and kids for...

 
 By Roger Roehl    Opinion    April 5, 2021

Letter to the Editor: April 5, 2021

Five years ago, I nearly lost my life to leukemia because I couldn’t afford my medication. Even though my doctors warned me the cancer would return if I didn’t take the medicine, I did not fill my prescription, because I couldn’t afford the...

 

Don't give in to the pot decriminalization culture

Tom Wolf, lame-duck governor of Pennsylvania, announced on Twitter that he wanted the commonwealth to legalize pot. His comment was hailed as timely, necessary and courageous by many of his lame-duck...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    April 5, 2021

The Filibuster: Imperfect, but better than nothing

In its current form, the U.S. Senate’s delaying tactic called the "filibuster" hangs on a rule requiring 60 votes for "cloture." Simply put, it takes 51 Senators to pass a bill, but before that, it takes the consent of 60 Senators to end debate...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    March 29, 2021

Legislature casting eyes on huge Legacy Fund

After 10 years of waiting for the courage to tackle spending the $8 billion Legacy Fund, the present legislature has blossomed with more ideas than dandelions in an unkempt cemetery. Legislators and c...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    March 29, 2021

Resurrecting Easter

Holidays are a big deal at my house. While raising our three daughters, my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed Halloween costumes, visits from the Easter Bunny, and Valentine's Day parties - and we...

 
 By Rich Manieri    Opinion    March 29, 2021

What's News? It depends on who you ask

I need someone to tell me what’s happening. Not a tinted version of events, but what’s really happening. I make the request because mainstream (if there is such a thing) news outlets seem to fundamentally disagree about what’s important. On...

 

The pro-life case for the COVID-19 vaccines

I’m pretty open about my pro-life views. I want abortion criminalized, banned and recognized as an act of inhumanity. I agree with Mother Theresa that “abortion has become the greatest destroyer...

 

A year into the pandemic, I'm still stressed

In one of my earliest memories I was sharing a page of my writing with my mother. It was nothing more than a piece of newsprint with a smattering of l's and o's, but she told me to keep it up. Little...

 
 By Joe Guzzardi    Opinion    March 22, 2021

Willfully blind White House ignores border chaos

The daily Southwest border updates are generating nationwide concern, except in Washington, D.C., where indifference reigns. The latest Department of Homeland Security report showed that in February,...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 15, 2021

Looney Times

Is the world finally coming to grips with the wrongs I endured as a child growing up in the 1970s? I came of age before 24-hour cable news channels sensationalized childhood abductions and made every...

 

Dem-NPL lawmakers are fighting for N.D. families

Nearly halfway through the 67th legislative session, Democratic-NPL lawmakers continue to fight for policies that support North Dakotans and their families. We have had many successes and a few missed opportunities so far this session, and we remain...

 
 By Al Haut    Opinion    March 15, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Women entrepreneurs are driving America's recovery from the pandemic

Since 1987, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated Women’s History Month to recognize the role women entrepreneurs have in building and strengthening our local and national economies. Women have transformed the face of entrepre...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    March 15, 2021

Dr. Seuss monetizes the culture wars

On March 2 -- the late Theodor Seuss Geisel's 117th birthday -- Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that, some time last year, it ceased publishing/licensing six of the popular author's children's books which "portray people in ways that are hurtful and...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 8, 2021

Believe it or not, money isn't the key to happiness

Get this: A study by McGill University has found that more money does not necessarily make people in low-income countries happier. I like more money as much as the next guy, but that does not...

 

Speech standards must be applied the same to all

I was once fired by an employer because they did not like the way that I tweeted. They had no problem with the way that other people at this same enterprise tweeted, they just didn't like my own flavo...

 

Letter: Drag races at airport strongly discouraged by N.D. Aeronautics Commission

I’ve had a discussion with Aeronautics Commission Director Kyle Wanner regarding drag racing on airports. We have significant concerns about this type of activity and strongly recommend against it, especially given the current pavement condition...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    March 1, 2021

What shall we say about grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years. Oh, I shouldn’t...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    March 1, 2021

The puppy solution

Coffee. I need coffee. And sleep. And food. I picked up my Lab puppy, Thurber, four days ago. I have spent every waking moment since happily tending to the little guy's considerable needs. Before I...

 

It's not humane to make a mockery of death

Death is the one human experience that connects everyone, regardless of color, creed, class or bank account. The inequity comes only in its manner and timing. For Ted Flowers, my father, it came on a...

 

Grateful for COVID efforts and an effective emergency process

From early on in this pandemic, it was clear this was going to be more of a marathon than a sprint. Now, thanks to the selfless and tireless efforts of so many North Dakotans across our great state,...

 

Biden, Social Security, my retirement and the wealthy

It's February. It's cold. To fend off the winter blahs, I dream of one day retiring to a warm beach, where I'll stand in the surf, sipping beverages from glasses with little umbrellas in them. I spend...

 

Congress dismisses working class Americans

Events on Capitol Hill and the Southwest border are unfolding at a dizzying pace. The outcome of those developments will have long-lasting and irreversible effects. At the center of the chaos is...

 

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