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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: POLITICAL SEX SCANDALS – OUR RECENT HISTORY

Tumult and turbulence roil the otherwise serene political landscape.

Not! Sex scandals are hardly new in the political realm and America has seen her fair share over the past few decades.

 



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Center for Vision & Values
RICHARD D. KOCUR: JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

Earlier this week, CVS announced that it was buying Aetna for around $69 billion. The deal between the drugstore giant and health insurance provider could have major implications on America’s the healthcare industry. In this article, Richard D. Kocur looks at the deal and suggests it could “signal a new approach to delivering access to affordable healthcare.”



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS:  THE GREATEST DANGER TO AMERICAN CIVILIANS?

Police pull out the excuse that they are conditioned to fear people, but people are becoming conditioned to fear police.  Could be that we are brewing up a lot more trouble than a few court cases.


 



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS: ARE WE TEACHING BOYS THAT IT’S OKAY TO ASSAULT GIRLS?

We have been groaning through a season of exposees of powerful men abusing women (and boys).


 



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 12, 2017

THE FARGO DRUMS BEAT LOUDER; TWO OUTSTANDING YOUG NFL QUARTERBACKS; MIKE ALLMENDINGER; "FARGO MOORHEAD IS A WINDY PLACE; HOW ABOUT US?; ND SENATORS SPLIT; LEADERSHIP REQUIRES BOLD MOVES; COLUMNIST MIKE JACOBS; THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU; THE WILD WEST IS ALIVE AND WELL; KIGI-KEY IS AN ANOMALY; THE MOST POPULAR UPER DESTINATION IN ND; MALL OF AMERICA WELOCMES ACTS OF KINDNESS; DAKTOIDS



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. PAUL KENGOR: REMEMBERING FIDEL CASTRO’S DEATH

It has been one year since Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. Since seizing Cuba in January 1959, Castro was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. In this article that first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dr. Paul Kengor urges the world to remember Castro for what he achieved the most: tyranny, repression, and death.



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: WE CAN THANK A FLAWED JURY SYSTEM FOR THE STEINLE VERDI

Much has been said about the acquittal of felonious invader Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the killer of young Kate Steinle, who died in her father’s arms. Yet while most of the focus has been on “sanctuary cities” — a euphemism for treasonous, lawless cities — there perhaps has been no scrutiny of the people whose minds are too often a sanctuary from knowledge and reality: modern jurors. 

I once wrote a piece titled “Why Most Voters Shouldn’t Vote,” and a corresponding principle may be that most jurors shouldn’t sit on juries. People so apathetic that they couldn’t be bothered to try and determine reality on high profile candidates or cases probably won’t transform, magically, into sagacious sleuths of reality upon entering a ballot or jury box. Apathy is not an asset, and ignorance is not a virtue. 

 



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 5, 2017

NDSU FOOTBALL TEAM; UND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BRIAN FAISON; RETIRED HERALD PULISHER MIKE JACOBS; "THAT'S NOT A DEEP TALENT POOL'; THE FG HERALD'S ICONIC OFFICE BUILDING FOR SALE; ND TAX COMMISSIONR RYAN RAUSCHENBERGER; THE NECESSITY DEFENSE; "I DON'T THINK THE TRIBES THOUGHT THIS THROUGH"; ROGUE CPA; “AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES HAVE FAILED”; HERMAN STERN; I-POT; DAKTOIDS



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: EX-COP MAKING ROY MOORE HARASSMENT CLAIM IS LEFTIST, ANTI-MOORE OPPONENT

Few witnesses could be more damning against a purported sexual abuser of four decades ago than an ex-cop from that era. That is, unless the ex-cop has a hidden agenda. Like the former Gadsden, Alabama cop who claims police were told in the 1970s to ensure that now-GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore stayed away from teen cheerleaders — and who actually turns out to be a left-wing Moore opponent



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Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation
PATRICK BUCHANAN: WHY ROY MOORE MATTERS

The Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe v. Wade is overturned. The lives of millions of unborn may be the stakes.

Today, the GOP, holding Congress and the White House, has a narrow path to capture the Third Branch, the Supreme Court, and to dominate the federal courts for a decade.

Thus have the skids been greased for a conservative recapture of the federal judiciary unseen since the early days of FDR.

No president in decades has seen the opportunity Trump has to remake the federal judiciary.

Both Trump, by whom he nominates, and a Republican Senate, with its power to confirm with 51 votes, are indispensable if we are to end judicial dictatorship in America.



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Lynn Bergman
LYNN BERGMAN: WILL THE “REAL PARTY OF RACISM” PLEASE STAND UP?

Despite the results of over a half century of systematic erosion of ethics, morality, and decency within our country, a long overdue and accelerating rise of revelations of past sexual transgressions are currently minimizing, if not destroying, significant elements of the “elite establishment” power structure of the United States of America. The political party that implemented the genocide of native peoples, supported slavery, white supremacy, segregation and finally the “Great Society” of dependency had miraculously succeeded in convincing minority populations of America that “Conservatives” were the enemy. 



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. GARY S. SMITH: CELEBRATING UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

Monday, November 20, was the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day. To help mark the occasion, Dr. Gary S. Smith looks at the plight of the world’s children and argues that we ought to commit ourselves to working to give them a better life. Smith writes, “Instead of throwing our arms up in despair, let’s act to help the world’s children. The world has enough resources to provide all children with adequate food to eat and clean water to drink.”



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS:  A VOW OF SILENCE TO ENABLE CRIME

For over 20 years we have been unwitting enablers of sexual misconduct and abuse in Congress.  It has the degenerate smack of the fallen Roman Empire.



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS:  ROY MOORE - A DILEMMA FOR THE GOP

If there is anyone on Planet Earth this side of Harvey Weinstein who should keep his mouth tightly shut on the topic of the conduct or judgment of others it is Trump.



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS:  SELF-PRESERVATION IN AMERICA IN 2017

Paxton predicts this will happen again. Laws against guns only keep guns out of the hands of the law-abiding. There were laws in place to prevent Devin Kelley from acquiring a gun. He just didn't obey them.



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS:  CALIFORNIA HELL

There is a good case to be made for excising California from the United States republic. If they don't see fit to secede on their own, I suggest we explore this route.



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Center for Vision & Values
RICHARD D. KOCUR: DO NO HARM - WHAT WOULD HIPPOCRATES THINK?

The National Health Service—Great Britain’s socialized medical system—recently released treatment guidelines stating that patients who are obese or who smoke will be banned from receiving “non-urgent” surgeries. Why the new policy? In this article, Richard D. Kocur examines the guidelines and argues that it “cuts to the heart of why socialized medicine ultimately fails those whom it is designed to serve.”



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: THE PASSING SCENE

“Bipartisan” is defined as anything consisting of, or supported by, members of two parties, especially two major political parties. That is the definition of the word.

 As practiced, however, bipartisanship is used as a public opinion weapon in the hands of the public. It is hoped that calls for bipartisanship will help beat an opponent into submission. What is said is one thing. What is actually done is another. Calls for bipartisanship become a semantics power game.

Bipartisanship is a staged propaganda event, short and simple.

Are Americans in favor of cooperation? Yes.

 Bipartisanship? Take a knee.

 

 



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. JOHN SPARKS: COLORADO’S “HALF-BAKED” DECISION

An upcoming argument before the Supreme Court will ask the question: Should a baker in Colorado be compelled by the state to make a cake for a same-sex wedding reception when the baker has religious and free-speech objections to using his artistry that way? Will the Supreme Court uphold the right of Americans to be free from being compelled by the state to express a message against one’s beliefs? In this article, Dr. John Sparks examines the case and what is at stake in this important upcoming decision.



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: WHY I OPPOSE BANNING BUMP STOCKS

No more free-association gun legislating. No more shots in the dark. No more making it up as you go along. For example:

  • You say bump stocks allow a person to fire too rapidly. Okay, what exactly is the maximum number of rounds per minute a weapon available to the public should be capable of firing? What’s your reasoning?
  • “High-capacity magazines” is an ambiguous term. Exactly what size magazine should citizens be allowed to own? What’s your reasoning?
  • Don’t tell us about “high-powered rifles.” Tell us exactly what the maximum muzzle velocity of a publicly available firearm should be. What’s your reasoning?
  • Another ambiguous (and misleading) term is “armor-piercing ammunition.” What exactly should the maximum penetration power of a publicly available round be? What’s your reasoning?

Once you formulate your concrete vision (for the first time in your lives), please present it. If we accept it, though, note what the agreement means: You don’t get to ask for more anti-gun laws ever again. There’s no more politicizing of the issue after every shooting. The vision is conceived, articulated, agreed upon — and then set in stone.

Of course, I’m sure there’s no way to make such a thing legally binding, and no other agreement with liberals is worth the paper it’s printed on. The point is that without such a vision’s presentation we shouldn’t even take anti-gun proposals seriously. Doing otherwise is akin to pandering to children (and liberals are overgrown children) when they stamp their feet and scream about what they want right now, “just because.”

This doesn’t mean we should be totally averse to compromise. So try this on for size: I propose reducing the 22,000 anti-gun laws currently on the books by 10,000. If that’s unacceptable, however, I’ll agree to a 5,000-law reduction — for now. There’s always next year’s negotiation, after all.

 



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: THE RUSSIANS DID IT!

According to the narrative manufactured by the Democrat left, promoted by the liberal media and never challenged by the Republican never-Trumpers, the duly elected President Trump won the 2016 campaign with collusion by the Russians. As can be seen in the following quotes that is laughable!



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. GEORGE VAN PELT CAMPBELL: THE NASHVILLE STATEMENT: WHY I SIGNED

In late August, a coalition of Christian leaders released the Nashville Statement—a document affirming their beliefs regarding human sexuality—which has over 17,000 signers to date. In this article, Dr. George Van Pelt Campbell explains why he chose to sign. Campbell writes, “The primary reason I signed the Nashville Statement is that, with many other Christians, I believe it expresses truth.”



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Schmid
DENNIS PATRICK: THE WORLD OF ECCENTRIC BOOK LOVERS

Book lovers are in a class of their own. Bibliophiles, the technical term for these gentle folks of bookish behavior, have unbridled affection and unquenchable thirst for the printed word.

Biblioclepts, for example, are people who steal books.

Biblioclasts destroy books.

Bibliotaphs are those who love their books so much they bury them.

Bibliophagi, undoubtedly the most bizarre among book lovers, are people who virtually eat the printed word.

For bibliomanes, quantity counts. 

In the face of the enormous challenge from technology and electronic devices the world of books is held at bay like aliens from another world. Families gather around the TV for an evening of non-interaction. Books collect dust as individuals peck away distractedly on their devices.

However, as long as people have ideas to share and there are readers who seek understanding, there will always be books.

Where books are found, so are literary addictions.




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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 12, 2017

UND PROGRAMS WITHOUT LEADERS; DYSFUNCTIONAL SYSTEM; THE ND AND MN GOVERNORS; THE HAROLD NEWMAN ARENA; KATHRYN BURGUM EXCEPTION; SHAQ O'NEAL; WITNESSES TO TRAGEDY; DO YOU FEEL A LITTLE WARMER?; REZ ALCOHOL TAX; LESS TAX FOR NODAKS; WINONA LADUKE; DAKTOIDS



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Center for Vision & Values
NEW YORK TIMES: COMMUNISM “MADE LIFE BETTER” FOR CHINESE WOMEN

October 2017 observes the centenary of communism—a time to solemnly mark the 100 years by reflecting on the fact that an estimated 100 million people lost their lives under communist governments. However, last week the New York Times ran an article that suggested communism was a good thing for women. In this article that first appeared at The American Spectator, Dr. Paul Kengor counters the Times piece and argues that many facts about communism were left out. Kengor writes, “Quite astonishingly, the article makes no mention of poverty or starvation for women in communist China, where more people died than in any other country under communism.”

 



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: DEMOCRATS POLITICIZE LAS VEGAS BEFORE BLOOD EVEN DRY

If anti-gun laws are a good idea now, they’ll also be a good idea later, when the emotion surrounding Las Vegas has subsided. But since facts and reason aren’t on the leftists’ side, they’re left to appeal to emotion — and that’s most easily done when blood is still on the ground. 

 



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 1, 2017

THE LAST MANSION HURRAH; ONE OF ND'S LARGEST FARMS; OIL PATCH HANGOVER; SCANDINAVIAN/GRAND FORKS TEAMWORK; MARK HAGEROTT; IMPULSIVE CARSON WENTZ; BIG SPENDERS; FALL FROM GRACE CHAIRMAN; EPIDEMIC; DAKTOIDS



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: THE RULING CLASS HAS NO CLASS

The Ruling Class accumulates power by redistributing other people’s wealth. Power derives from public office because it is from there that elected officials distribute the “bacon” to their constituents from whom the money was confiscated as taxes in the first place. Money becomes an aphrodisiac administered by Senators and Representatives to the public so they can show love and be loved in return.

It is easy for The Ruling Class to give the appearance of “getting things done” by voting on non-controversial measures they know in advance won’t go anywhere. These are “safe” votes that can be sold to their constituents as “bipartisan” efforts.

 On hard issues requiring leadership such as income tax reform, immigration and border security as well as repealing Obamacare, the Ruling Class resolved nothing. Our Senators and Representatives have talked a good fight for years. Yet, through those years, nothing substantive has been accomplished. It is time to drain the swamp starting with the 2018 primaries and conventions.

 

 



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Beacon Author
SALLY MORRIS: WHAT SHALL WE DO ABOUT ALL THIS KNEELING?

Trump has encouraged firings of the players involved and boycotts of football. In the former I disagree – it looks very unhealthy to me to urge firings for expressions of thought, however nebulous the "thought" may be. In the latter, this, at least, utilized the free market and free will to show disapproval and encourage the change we want as a majority of patriotic Americans.



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Center for Vision & Values
MARLON “BIG DOG” BROWN: A STORY OF HOPE AND REDEMPTION

Meet “Big Dog” Brown: From a troubled childhood to multiple stints in prison, Brown’s story is a remarkable journey of God’s love and grace. In this article, Dr. Gary S. Smith tells Big Dog’s story and highlights the importance of Christian charity and compassion. Smith writes, “A compassionate adult might have helped Brown develop better self-esteem, avoid drugs, and come to know Christ at an earlier age. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of children are growing up today in situations similar to the one in which Brown was raised.” Click below for more.



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