Three groups have been cheering the appointment of Debra Haaland as President Biden’s Secretary of Interior. WOMEN. Although 21st Century Presidents have done better, over the years, probably only about 10 per cent of all Cabinet Secretaries have been women (I think I read somewhere the total is about 30 since we became a country) … Continue reading A Short, Sweet, Norwegian Celebration
There are a couple new developments in the ongoing saga of the proposed Little Missouri River Crossing north of Medora. I’ve written about this extensively, most recently last December. Here’s what’s going on right now. There’s a new look to the Billings County Commission. Longtime Commission Chairman Jim Arthaud, the driving force behind the bridge … Continue reading April’s A Key Month For The ‘Bridge To Nowhere’
In the end, the vote last week to kick Luke Simons out of the Legislature wasn’t about Luke Simons at all. It was about Chet Pollert showing Ricky Becker who’s in charge. Pollert’s the Majority Leader in the North Dakota House of Representatives. He introduced the resolution to kick one of his own … Continue reading Pollert vs. Becker. Pollert Wins. Luke Who?
This is a story about a REALLY GOOD FRIEND and a REALLY GOOD WIFE. It started about a year ago when my friend Mike Jacobs offered to place a bet on the 2020 June North Dakota Primary election. It seems he had made a bet on a candidate in a contested Primary race, but was … Continue reading A REALLY GOOD FRIEND and a REALLY GOOD WIFE
I’ve been away. It’s been nearly two months since I took a punch to the gut, the likes of which I have never experienced. I lost a brother in the Covid pandemic. He was younger, just 66. Unknown to his family or friends, he suffered from severe depression, which engulfed him during the isolation of … Continue reading The Winter Of Our Discontent