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Smart move, Stephanie
If you're a reader of The Daily Republic, you may know I wrote a column recently in which I advised Stephanie Herseth Sandlin to either forgo next year's Senate race in order to fulfill her expresse...
5/13/13 at 8:40 AM A drawback of the Democrats' new centralization strategy 11/5/12 at 5:59 PM
So that's what an "ice luge" is 11/5/12 at 2:43 PM
Chickens, Dishwashing, and Keynesian Economics
You know, you wouldn't think that Sicilian Buttercup chickens would have much to do with the U.S. economy, healthcare -- yours or society's -- or even whether to wash your dishes by hand or use a dish...
5/10/13 at 2:48 PM Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty -- Is This Our 3-D World? 5/1/13 at 1:53 PM
N.D. House rejects oil tax reform bill
BISMARCK -- House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tr...
5/1/13 at 7:22 PM Accountability for tribal oil taxes still an issue 4/6/13 at 12:29 AM
State, tribal leaders work on new oil tax agreement 4/5/13 at 12:26 AM
Senator Heitkamp on News @5
Senator Heidi Heitkamp joins us this evening on WDAZ News @5....
2/21/13 at 12:24 PM Godfather of Charts 12/29/12 at 9:46 AM
Tonight. 5/22/12 at 5:49 AM
In the Not-Now
What does it say about Americans that the public is already starting to talk about candidates for president for 2016? Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book The Power of Now that mankind is threatened by ou...
2/18/13 at 11:27 AM 50 Shades of Shame 10/12/12 at 11:09 AM
The Lesser of Two Evils = Vote Third Party 9/6/12 at 10:25 AM
Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo...
2/14/13 at 1:00 AM Death isn't funny, but Twitter and Kim Jong Il changed that 12/20/11 at 1:00 AM
Gadhafi: Pop culture meets reality 8/24/11 at 12:00 AM
Apparently, I am a Betty...
I was reading an article on Huffington Post and I noticed a personality quiz that asked: Which First Lady Are You? My first inclination was aggravation that it wasn't asking me which President I was. ...
1/22/13 at 8:05 AM Tuesday cannot come soon enough. 11/4/12 at 12:46 PM
Here's a thought - let's go dollar for dollar. 10/25/12 at 7:03 AM
North Dakota sky
Incredible sunset last night stopped me in my tracks. North Dakota sky was in it's full glory last night. Just another reason we love living here...
11/8/12 at 7:30 AM Tool to find your voting precinct and MATBUS gives free rides to vote 11/6/12 at 11:40 AM
Election 2012: getting informed, caring about politics
I voted for my first time this year, and I'm proud to say I was an informed voter. For the first time in my life, I've cared about politics. My professor Deneen Gilmour is to thank. She was the one th...
11/7/12 at 9:56 PM
Obama win preserves health care reform's future
By Ryan Schuster President Barack Obamas re-election victory yesterday figures to solidify the future of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The controversial health law was originally...
11/7/12 at 3:57 PM A look at health reform statements from first debate 10/8/12 at 1:42 PM
House votes to repeal health care reform, Senate repeal unlikely 7/11/12 at 12:29 PM
faith fridays: 'one nation, under God, indivisible...'
I remember saying The Pledge of Allegiance as a kindergartner, my tiny hand placed somewhere in the vicinity of where my heart supposedly was attached and beating, doing my best to get through the str...
11/2/12 at 12:00 AM faith fridays: rotten tomatoes for God? 9/21/12 at 12:01 AM
Bill Clinton visits Duluth, 1994
There's news today that former President Bill Clinton is planning a visit to Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates in the upcoming election. That will be al...
10/29/12 at 12:54 PM Photos of Paul Wellstone in the Northland 10/24/12 at 5:01 AM
George McGovern in the Twin Ports 10/21/12 at 11:05 PM
'Hotdish for Heidi' With Garrison Keillor
As the 2012 campaigns (finally) wind down, there's one more Heidi Heitkamp fundraiser in Grand Forks and the great Garrison Keillor will be there. Now, this is in no way an endorsement of the candida...
10/22/12 at 3:29 PM
Hating the Player, Hating the Game
I'm very definitely not picking a political side here, but I do want to bring to your attention this: a political advertisement attacking a candidate for playing World of Warcraft. Not for being an ad...
10/7/12 at 5:30 PM What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp? 9/17/12 at 3:58 PM
Hating on Iowa 1/8/12 at 5:22 PM
On Monday, September 24th, I attended the Transportation Finance Advisory Committee (TFAC) in St. Paul. As I had explained in earlier columns, TFAC is a group of individuals who are exploring innovat...
9/26/12 at 10:38 AM SENATOR JOE GIMSE AND MNDOT COMMISSIONER TO DISCUSS CORRIDOR COLLABORATIVES AT MEETING IN WILLMAR 9/6/12 at 1:54 PM
SENATOR JOE GIMSE SELECTED TO BE CHIEF AUTHOR OF FLOOD RELIEF BILL 8/1/12 at 10:37 AM