Turns Out Nobody’s Looking Out For the Little Missouri

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article here about the Little Missouri State Scenic River Commission, and how important it had been to protecting the integrity of North Dakota’s only “State Scenic River” during our first oil boom in the 1970s and 80s. If you missed it, you can go here to catch … Continue reading Turns Out Nobody’s Looking Out For the Little Missouri

The Accidental Senators

They’re going to bury Jim Pomeroy today. Former State Senator Jim Pomeroy. Jim was a lot of things in his life. A minister. A carpenter. A musician. A counselor to the aged, sick and infirm. A husband. A father. A grandfather. A volunteer. A loyal Democrat. A cousin to a United States Congressman. He was … Continue reading The Accidental Senators

Of Conventions and Things

Political parties exist for one primary purpose: to nominate candidates, generally of a like mind, for political office. Everything else political parties do is secondary to that. To be sure, there are other important secondary functions: to provide a platform on which those candidates base their campaigns, to provide a supporting organization, and to provide … Continue reading Of Conventions and Things