I thought I heard someone say David Staveteig went to Alaska to help them make ice. Since it was the strangest thing I ever heard of, I called his wife, Brenda. She said that indeed was true. David makes ice for the U.S. Curling Association. And he went up to Fairbanks to help them prepare for a big bonspiel in April. The Alaskans do a lot of curling.
Sooner or later, congressmen will tire of spinning their wheels with extremist budget proposals that get absolutely nowhere. They’ll look for an alternative and will find the one that continues to gain significant support, even after a more than a year: the Simpson-Bowles budget plan.
They say that fame is fleeting. I thought it would have fled by now, but great things keep happening in the wake of my becoming viral. They tell me I am going back to New York. And arrangements are being made for me to work with the famed Chef Anthony Bourdain on a book.
And if you don’t believe it, watch the Supreme Court Monday, where one party will fight the other party’s law as almost never before At times in the U.S. Senate, not even 60 votes is enough. Monday’s landmark Supreme Court hearing will show why. The court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
It seems pretty clear that the issues of the decade in North Dakota are oil and higher education. What’s not so clear is whether these can be linked to the benefit of the state’s economy. That’s the trick that Texas pulled off when it became suddenly wealthy. The Texas university system is among America’s best. That state’s broad emphasis on culture and the arts is impressive, too. Such an opportunity has opened for North Dakota, which will soon be second only to Texas in oil production among the states — and from a much smaller area and many fewer wells.
It’s hard to be a pessimist in springtime. North Dakota Democrats pretty much proved that over the weekend. Their state convention in Grand Forks was full of brave talk. In fact, Democrats did well, finding credible, qualified candidates for every available statewide office.
These objections don’t mean that if Santorum is the GOP nominee, he’d lose against President Barack Obama. But they’re huge obstacles in his path; and if Santorum wants to broaden his appeal beyond the Republican base, he ought to dismantle them one by one.
North Dakota has a long tradition of voter involvement in issues of all kinds. The state was among the first to allow referral and referendum, and these have served us well. The court shouldn’t be asked to short-circuit this process.
The evidence is in: North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven picked the right issue on which to step to the front and take a leadership role among Senate Republicans.
That issue is the matter of the Keystone XL pipeline. Because as polling data now suggests, public opinion has broken strongly to the Senate Republicans' side.
He “is described as a gentleman and statesman by those on both sides of the aisle,” the Mankato (Minn.) Free Press editorialized in December when Republican state Sen. Dave Senjem became Senate majority leader.
By announcing that he will bypass the Republican endorsing convention and go straight to the party primary in his quest for a U.S. House seat, North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer has thrown the party endorsing process into turmoil.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »