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 By David Adler    Opinion    January 1, 2024

A law court will affirm Colorado's ruling on Trump

In his landmark opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison (1803), Chief Justice John Marshall defined the over-arching responsibility of the High Bench: “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law...

 

Letter to the Editor: What are they hiding?

Freedom of speech hits home in New Rockford. Chairman Dave Gehrtz of the New Rockford County Commission has denied Committee members of District 14 Republican Party Larry Danduran, Jason Steidl and Chairman Bill Kuntz to address the commission...

 

Mindfully melancholy at Christmas

My heart is heavy this Christmas. My best friend lost her dad a week ago, and one of our daughter’s former classmates died by suicide. I also heard that two gentlemen from my hometown, one the...

 

Mr. Smith goes to the Supreme Court to save the rule of law

Jack Smith, the special counsel prosecuting former President Donald Trump for his efforts to illegally overturn the 2020 election, made a bold and strategically wise move in a rare request to the U.S. Supreme Court to rule “expeditiously” on...

 

Letter to the Editor: Dec. 25, 2023

This letter is in response to the "Eddy County Auditor Resigns" article and her resignation due to the added election challenges regarding the recent controversial issue of voting machines. In the last several elections, I have been the Election...

 

'Twas the Night Before Christmas' translated

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house It vas da nacht before Santa Clausen und all through the husens Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; No noise...

 

Letter to the Editor: Dec. 18, 2023

The idea for a second gym funded by voluntary donations was brilliant. It would be the generosity of donors, who shared the vision of creating another gym, which would provide the resources for the project. One possible path forward would have been...

 

Justice O'Connor, a personal reminiscence: "You mean sheroes?"

I had the great privilege and pleasure, twice, to interview Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on stage at a conference on women and leadership that I organized and hosted. I asked about her heroes. She replied, “You mean, sheroes?” Her answer, a...

 

Letter: Pilot writes in support of airport project

Editor's note: This letter was sent to the Eddy County Commission, and was presented during a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 11. Patty and Eddy County Commission, Please accept this letter of encouragement to continue your plans regarding the...

 

All I want for Christmas is a little help

Yet another industry has sounded the alarm on workforce shortages and unsustainable working conditions ths past week. This time it's the air traffic controllers, the ones who monitor the nation's...

 

How to restore the gift of giving

Here’s an unpleasant holiday statistic: Average Americans are giving significantly less to their favorite charities this year than they did just four or five years ago. Average Americans have long...

 

James Iredell: not Hamilton, but well-qualified for Supreme Court

Unlike Alexander Hamilton, a more famous Founding Father who wrote extensively about the proposed Constitution and championed its ratification – and later became a 21st century cultural icon who made it to Broadway two hundred years after his...

 

Letter to the Editor: Reality Check

Wishful thinking/daydreaming is fun but keep an honest eye on the horizon. Mom had a saying, "don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach." Throwing around big numbers, looking for grants and raising taxes is tempting but isn't realistic when...

 

REVIEW: 'The Christmas Show' is a labor of love

Last night, I got to see "how the sausage is made." As a member of the media, I was invited to watch DPRCA's "The Christmas Show" before anyone else. This time, I was on assignment, shooting photos...

 

Neighbors, start your Christmas lights

Each year the weekend after Thanksgiving, I sense an innate urge to risk life, limb and public humiliation by festooning the exterior of our home with several hundred C9 incandescent lights. (I'm...

 

We the People: Justice Douglas went east, but appointed to Court as a westerner

President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to nominate William O. Douglas to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Louis Brandeis in 1939, but there was a problem: a geographical problem. Douglas, a resident of...

 

Editorial: It's Small Business Season

The countdown to Christmas is on. As I write this, December 25 is exactly 34 days away. That means it's time for our annual Winterfest edition of the Transcript, full of all things local for the... Full story

 

NR-S students submit letters to the Eddy County Commission

Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a series. The Transcript is printing four letters per week until all are published. Dear County Commissioners, My name is Kylan Bergrud and I am a third grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne School in New Roc...

 

"Justice William O. Douglas: Horatio Alger of the Supreme Court"

William O. Douglas, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice in American history (1939-1975) – whose outsized life on and off the bench required two autobiographical volumes, and inspired devoted followers and passionate detractors – was at the...

 

Grateful at Thanksgiving

We've been blessed with beautiful fall days lately. I can't help but smile as I run around doing errands and buzz from one meeting to another. The only thing that could have made this past week...

 

NR-S students submit letters to the Eddy County Commission

Editor's Note: This is the second installment in a series. The Transcript is printing four letters per week until all are published. Dear County Commissioners, My name is Kinley Thompson and I am a third grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne School in New...

 

Justice Van Devanter of Wyoming: a "mainstay" on the Court

The odds were against Willis Van Devanter ever winning an appointment to the Supreme Court. Widespread talk that he suffered from “pen paralysis,” an affliction that subverted his production, made President William Howard Taft “hesitant” to n...

 
 By Alan Haut    Opinion    November 20, 2023

Importance of Supporting Small Business Saturday

My small business roots run deep. While the hardware store my great grandfather started in 1906 no longer operates, we now have five generations that have owned various small businesses in North Dakota. I have seen first-hand the importance of the... Full story

 

Frustration, focus and football

Frustration is the word of the day in the newsroom. It’s Monday, and subscriber newspapers have not been delivered to New Rockford, Fessenden and other rural post offices on time for the second...

 

NR-S students submit letters to the Eddy County Commission

Dear County Commissioners, My name is Teigan Alderman and I am a third grader at New Rockford-Sheyenne School. I am writing you today because I am concerned about the animals. This is an issue that affects me, my family, and my community because...

 

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