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Thanksgiving in the military

Our national Thanksgiving holiday will be celebrated this coming week. Military personnel serving around the world will be giving thanks in many ways as well. We need to remember all these serving today in our armed forces and be thankful for all they are doing for us. Major holidays such as ...

Apple Cobbler Got Them in Deep Trouble

“America was founded on Christian principles,” it has been claimed. Very few dare contradict this claim because people think you have to be an atheist to doubt it. Being an inquiring soul believing in truth, I thought the claim needed examining so I put my 29-book document of Christian ...

Facts are enough to defeat Measure #1

For a variety of reasons, Measure #1 doubling the size of the Board of Higher Education is a bad idea. Four management organizations say that eight-member boards are more effective, more efficient than 15-member boards. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education is presently the right size for ...

Homeland committee takes on pandemonium

Chairperson Ork Dorken hadn’t even rapped his Coke bottle on the table when Old Sievert burst into the community ZCBJ hall to join the town’s 13 other electors for a meeting of the Community Homeland Committee. Pulling his mask down below his chin, he cursed in a string of 4-letter words ...

Measure #1 solves nothing in higher ed

Proposing to double the size of the Board of Higher Education, Measure #1 threatens to burden the system more than help. This November 3 ballot measure has yet to be explained by its legislative sponsors so it’s merits are still a mystery. Playing in the background we have a 80-year gripe ...

Facts about the Veterans Administration

With roots traceable back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony passed a law that provided for disabled soldiers, the United States has created the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. Since then, we’ve seen support for veterans grow from ...

PASTOR’S CORNER: While living, look up!

Who will remember you the most after you have died? The phrase, “and it’s place remembers it no more” is a sobering line taken from Psalm 103:16 referring to the harsh reality of death, and how quickly most of us will be forgotten by the world when we are gone. We all have to face the ...

Measure No. 2 will make initiatives expensive

Measure No. 2 on the November ballot has been proposed by the Legislature to make the proposal and adoption of amendments to the state constitution so expensive that ordinary citizens will be ruled out of the process. At the present time, the constitution provides for citizen-inspired ...

Community and socialism are the same

For some strange reason, the Chicken Littles of the world have become terrified by the idea that socialism is just over the hill for the United States. The most frightened even throw in communism as though it was synonymous with socialism. Under communism, there is no such thing as private ...

ND needs annual legislative sessions

Good ideas may go into hibernation but they never die. Veteran Public Policy Observer Mike Jacobs recently brought back the idea of changing the North Dakota Legislature from its present biennial schedule to annual meetings. In a supporting editorial, the Grand Forks Herald noted that the ...