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 By John Bradley    Opinion    December 6, 2021 

Collisions, crossings, and corridors - Protecting wildlife movement

During hunting season here in North Dakota, it is critical for drivers to stay alert to avoid collisions. Every year tens of thousands of cars hit deer on North Dakota roads, a tragedy that takes precious lives and sends many more to the emergency...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    December 6, 2021 

Just say no to unaffordable spending

I wish I had a change of heart, but I still can't support it. Back in 2009, long before I got my beloved 11-month-old puppy, Thurber, I was critical of a proposed federal bill that sought tax...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    December 6, 2021 

Why we study landmark judicial decisions

The year-long commitment of this column to the exploration of the Constitution has focused, primarily, on historical explanations of the aims and purposes of delegates to the Constitutional Convention. On occasion, we have illuminated constitutional...

 

Letter to the Editor: Nov. 29, 2021

New Rockford Transcript readers, city property owners, and citizens of New Rockford: I am deeply concerned for the wellbeing of New Rockford regarding the special assessments for the proposed street project that will be in addition to what you...

 

We the People: Court's creation of Executive Privilege without foundation

The Supreme Court's historic rejection in U.S. v. Nixon (1974) - "The Watergate Tapes Case" - of President Richard Nixon's assertion of an "absolute" and "unreviewable" authority to invoke executive...

 
 By Alan Haut    Opinion    November 22, 2021

Small Business Saturday supports small businesses hit by the pandemic

The COVID 19 pandemic confirmed the critical role that small businesses play in our daily lives. Throughout the pandemic, small businesses continued to provide crucial goods and services and kept our...

 

Letter to the Editor: Consumers can mitigate higher heating costs

With natural gas prices projected to be higher than last year for the winter heating season, Montana-Dakota Utilities, and AARP North Dakota, have teamed up to provide customers and members information about the price projection and tips on how to...

 

Executive Privilege: Flimsy historical defenses

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, as we have seen, did not fail to address the issue of presidential authority to invoke executive privilege. Rather, they chose not to clothe the president with power to withhold information from Congress....

 

Virginia warns dems of off-year sweep

The defeat of incumbent Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia is a precursor of the 2022 election, when Democrats better expect that normal off-year shift against an incumbent president....

 

A winning idea for Americans and their dogs

Our elected representatives in Washington produce bad ideas like cows produce methane. But, if Congress really wants to do something to make the lives of Americans better – and remember, I said...

 

We the People: Center stage, again

Former President Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege to deny the January 6 Select Committee access to his aides, advisers, documents and memo, brings center stage, once again, the issue of the nature, scope and authority for...

 
 By Alan Haut    Opinion    November 8, 2021

The SBA supports Veteran entrepreneurs and their families

It's no surprise that current and former members of the military make great entrepreneurs. The resilience, determination, and fortitude they acquired while in uniform was a great training ground for...

 

Letter to the Editor: Property owners take note of street improvement costs

I’m wondering if New Rockford property owners know what they are signing up for by not making their voices heard regarding the street improvement project currently being reviewed by the City of New Rockford. You are looking at close to $9,000,000.0...

 

Letter to the Editor: Explanations and thoughts

Open letter to the New Rockford, N.D. public at large. First and foremost I do believe in God, I support and defend the U.S. Constitution, am pro-life and I am an anti-Communist! I participated in...

 

Editorial: The Preamble tells our constitutional creation story

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, regrettably often overlooked by the citizenry, provides an elegant summation of our nation’s constitutional creation story. It speaks of the work of the sovereign people. It represents a direct act of...

 

Do you hate intersections too?

When my high school classmates obtained a driver’s license, it was not uncommon to hear a teacher opine, “Oh, they must be having a sale at Sears.” Judging by the deplorable examples of road...

 

"The public good" isn't Mark Zuckerberg's - or Congress's - priority

Facebook "whistleblower" Frances Haugen, the Washington Post reports, has "repeatedly accused [Facebook CEO Mark] Zuckerberg of choosing growth over the public good." The Post's headline puts it a...

 

The permanence of print in a changing world

When I was in high school, we filed down to the library (before the rebranding of “media center” entered the landscape). We crowded around the front desk, the librarians eager to show us something called the World Wide Web. “Pick a topic ...

 

The imaginary, destructive power of social media

It’s very easy these days to say that social media is toxic. People act in ways they’d never do in real life, because it isn’t real life. They act like feral wolves, because they can. The...

 

Charting new territory

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. I’ve taken on two new roles, and I traveled more than 400 miles from home in the midst of it all. I became the 10th publisher of the Foster County...

 

Article V: Amendments to Create a "More Perfect Union"

Article V of the Constitution—the Amendatory Clause—provides the constitutionally prescribed means for changing the Constitution to keep it adequate to the needs of the American people. This innovative provision empowers the citizenry and their...

 

School project management

Raising three daughters has come with many delights, challenges, prayers and moments standing in that certain aisle at Target trying to figure out the differences between “ultra,” “Infinity FlexFoam,” “overnight,” “sport,...

 

Guest Editorial: Tax relief, ARPA investments will benefit N.D. citizens now

North Dakota is always competing. We compete with other states, and even other countries, for businesses, jobs and the workers needed to fill them. We compete for workers who choose which state to...

 

We the People: Supreme Court's authority engulfed by storms and polarization

The Supreme Court’s authority, grounded since the dawn of the republic in its prestige and reputation, now faces the storms that have overwhelmed Congress and the Presidency, and diminished the institutional popularity of our political branches. A...

 

Many citizens should be impeached

Citizenship is a public office in which electors are blessed with certain rights and charged with civic responsibilities. Unfortunately, more people demand their rights than their responsibilities so...

 

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