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
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
When a friend of mine asked me yesterday how fishing was going this winter, I replied with a smile “I have enough perch in the freezer to get me through Lent.” Today is the first Sunday of Lent, Father reminded us at mass. Time for a little Lenten primer, for you non-Catholics (and some of … Continue reading A Lenten Primer
(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
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.