Super Tuesday? Not in North Dakota

Super Tuesday. Republicans and Democrats all over America will  line up tomorrow to cast their votes for their favorite Presidential candidates. By the end of the night, we might have a pretty clear picture of who the two national party candidates will be, although 34 states and a handful of territories won’t have completed their … Continue reading Super Tuesday? Not in North Dakota

Burt Calkins Was One Cool Dude

March 5 Update: In an e-mail from Burt's son, Craig, I learned there will be a brief service for Burt on Monday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan. Friends are invited to attend. Most of you didn’t know Burt Calkins. Too bad. He was one of the most … Continue reading Burt Calkins Was One Cool Dude

Facing New Economic Reality in North Dakota: Fed Data Shows N.D. as One of Worst-Performing States

(Editor’s Note: I generally don’t allow others to post on my blog. No “Guest Editorials.” Usually, when someone wants to do that, I tell them to get their own blog. But the timing of this article by Doug Burgum is really interesting. It appeared in my e-mail inbox about ten minutes after I posted my … Continue reading Facing New Economic Reality in North Dakota: Fed Data Shows N.D. as One of Worst-Performing States

Oh, Woe Is Me. I’m A Democrat.

What’s a Democrat to do? Just when the North Dakota Republican Party appears more vulnerable than it has been in almost 25 years, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party has retrenched into a hole so deep that it’s unlikely Democrats here will be able to climb out of it in time to compete in an election … Continue reading Oh, Woe Is Me. I’m A Democrat.