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Members of white nationalists clash against a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Stop Comparing Violent Charlottesville Counterprotesters to WWII Veterans

Stop Comparing Violent Charlottesville Counterprotesters to WWII Veterans

Since we are incapable of having a political debate in this country in 2017 without resorting to partisanship and tribalism, the violent events in Charlottesville have turned into a national game of finger pointing. The various flavors of bigot who showed up, ostensibly to protest the dismantling of Confederate-themed memorials, are beholden of an ugly

ND Democrat Says He’ll Avoid Criticizing Trump in Campaign for Congress: “I’m Not Running Against the President”

Yesterday we got news that West Fargo Democrat Ben Hanson, fresh off taking fourth place in a campaign for re-election to the state House last year, is launching a campaign for the U.S. House (listen to incumbent Rep. Kevin Cramer’s response to that news here). Anyway, in the reporting on Hanson’s announcement, he makes a

U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) at his side in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Audio: Congressman Cramer Says “Liberal Media” Would Have Praised Trump’s Words on Charlottesville if They’d Come From Obama

Congressman Kevin Cramer was on my radio show today for his weekly open phones segment, and I asked him about former state lawmaker Ben Hanson announcing a run for the U.S. House for Democrats. “He’s not my challenger yet because I haven’t announced that I’m running,” Cramer said, correcting the way I referred to Hanson.

Volunteers Casey Materi, left, and Haley Mertes unpack food delivered by the Great Plains Food Bank to the Churches United for the Homeless shelter in Moorhead. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Stop Touting the Economic Benefits of Food Stamps

“Cuts to SNAP would increase strain on local food bank resources,” reads a headline over a letter to the editor from Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent and his board members. The argument, as I’m sure you’ve gathered, is that we ought not reduce federal spending on food stamps. Of course, it seems we’re

Rep. Kevin Cramer Says of Ban on Trans Personnel in the Military: “I’m Not Interested in Social Experimenting”

I had Congressman Kevin Cramer on my radio show yesterday for our weekly open phones segment, and I asked him about President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender personnel in the military. “All in all I’m not very interested in it,” he said adding that he’s more interested in the military being equipped and prepared to

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, March 8, 2016. REUTERS / Joe Skipper

Trump’s Strong Approval Numbers in North Dakota Are a Disaster for Democrats

If North Dakota’s Democrats were hoping President Donald Trump’s often erratic leadership in the White House would give them an opening for some electoral gains this election cycle they should think again. According to a recently released Gallup Poll, Trump’s approval in North Dakota is at 59 percent. That’s the second highest level of approval

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a working session at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Markus Schreiber, Pool

Trump’s “Buy American” Idea Is Decidedly Un-American

The oil industry, which overall has benefited from President Donald Trump’s leadership in the White House, is not happy with his plan to mandate the use of U.S. steel in their projects. They have a point: Donald Trump’s allies in the oil industry are warning the president that his bid to boost U.S. steelmakers could

orth Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Audio: Kevin Cramer Says Democrats Caught in “Academic Bubble” Where “Socialism Makes Sense”

Democrats lost their fourth straight special election last night since Donald Trump was elected President. Since 2010 they’ve been losing ground in both state and federal government. Why can’t they win elections? Congressman Kevin Cramer, speaking to me during our regular weekly segment, has some ideas. “They have to get better candidates I think,” he

Democrat Jon Ossoff addresses his supporters after his defeat Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia. Chris Aluka Berry / Reuters

Where Is This Wave of Anti-Trump Backlash We Were Promised?

As I’m sure you know by now, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District last night. She will be the first Republican woman sent to the U.S. House from Georgia. Not that you’ll hear much hype about that since Republican women breaking glass ceilings is different.

A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria.

It’s Time for the Left to Cool Down the Hate

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot this morning at a baseball field in Virginia. The alleged shooter has been identified James T. Hodgkinson. He’s a 66 year old man who, according to his social media profiles, is definitely on the political left and has advocated violence against President Donald Trump and his supporters:

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