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JANINE HANSEN: CONVENTION OF STATES REVEALS THEIR REVOLUTIONARY AGENDA


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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: EVOLUTION OF A POWERFUL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

Every generation must learn eternal truths for itself or lose perspective of its heritage. God, after all, has no grand kids.

The first and foremost concern of the American founders was not education, climate change, or health care. It was fear of the concentration of power in the hands of government.

Constraining power is the great challenge of any political system. Collectively, we may have forgotten our roots. Idiomatically speaking, we’ve come a long way baby but the question is, “In which direction?” It is as if there was no effort whatsoever to constrain federal power.

Individually and corporately we would benefit by re-grounding ourselves in the principles upon which our nation was founded. No original thinking is required. Mining the nuggets of our heritage might be a formidable task, but the rewards are timeless.

 



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. GARY S. SMITH: FAITH AND THE NFL

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. During the post-game ceremony, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson thanked “my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.” Tight end Zach Ertz, who scored the winning touchdown, and quarterback Nick Foles, who was named the game’s MVP, both gave glory to God. In this article, Dr. Gary S. Smith looks at faith in the NFL and argues that the religious commitment of many coaches and players will impact the league for years to come.

 

 



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - FEBRUARY 5, 2018

BROWERVILLE, MINNESOTA; BOLD NORTH; WENTZ ADMIRERS; FLARING; PRAIRIE PUBLIC TV; HOSPITALITY MOGUL; NORWAY’S OLDEST MAN; CHURNING; HOW MANY FREELOADERS?; KEEP THEM OUT OF PRISON; HOMELESS IN FARGO; GARRISON KEILLOR; YOU WON’T KNOW; THE MINNEAPOLIS CEDAR-RIVERSIDE AREA; DAKTOIDS



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Selwyn Duke
DUKE: TIME TO REMOVE SOCIALIST “HUDDLED MASSES” PLAQUE FROM STATUE OF LIBERTY

With storied statues having come down from sea to shining sea the past year, it’s time for the same to happen with something somewhat newer: the socialist-born plaque in the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. 

Oh, don’t worry, I’m not proposing it be destroyed. To echo the opponents of Confederate monuments, it can be put in a museum — where it belongs. 

 

 



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: THE HEALTH CARE LIAR MIRE

We live in challenging, even turbulent, times. Sorting out fact from fiction, truth from lies, adds to the challenge. Take health care for example. The fix is far from in. Here are some phony claims muddying the water.



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GARY EMINETH: CONDEMS SENATOR HEITKAMP’S PRO-ABORTION VOTE

Heitkamp voted to oppose the bill and extend the filibuster. North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven, who is a co-sponsor of the measure, voted to end the filibuster.
After Heitkamp cast her vote on the Senate floor, she exchanged a celebratory handclasp with the Senate's Democratic minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, in a gesture of triumph.



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 28, 2018

BUDGET BOOGEYMAN; VISION AND VOICE; “THIS WAS THE SOUL-CRUSHINGEST OF THEM ALL”; SOMETHING FUNNY HAPPENED; IT’S NOT UNUSUAL; DENTAL THERAPISTS; KELLY RUSCH, NDSU; LIFE BEYOND BREAKING EVEN; ND’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION INVITES; IT’S A SLIPPERY BUSINESS; MIGHTY CORPORATE CENTER; GO TO JAIL CARD; DAKTOIDS



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. JAMES THRASHER: COLLEGE IS ABOUT MORE THAN SIMPLY GETTING A JOB

One view of a college education is that it leads to higher paying jobs. While this may be factual, should it be the sole purpose of attending a college or university? Today, many college seekers are shopping around to buy an education as a "transaction" to purchase a job. In this article, Dr. James Thrasher, senior fellow of career services at Grove City College, argues that there is much more to a college education than obtaining a piece of paper and a good job. He writes, “College graduates should not be viewed as round pegs to go into round holes, but as individuals who have the hearts, souls, minds, and skills to make a difference in the lives of others and the world.”

 



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: REFLECTING ON CONSERVATISM

Regrettably some gullible Americans buy into liberals’ campaign rhetoric and mainstream media advocacy while nevertheless behaving conservatively in their personal affairs. This in spite of the discrepancy some politicians promise to “fix” but never seem to resolve “poverty,” “education,” “energy,” “health care,” ad infinitum.

The late William F. Buckley, Jr. stated his faith in American conservatism. He once remarked, “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the [liberal] faculty of Harvard University.”

That says it all. Conservatism lives.

 



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. MARK HENDRICK: TRUMPS FIRST-YEAR ECONOMIC RECORD

As we begin year two of President Donald Trump’s leadership from the White House, it is significant to look back and ask: What has the president done to help America’s economy grow? In this article, Dr. Mark Hendrickson examines the past year and notes specific actions and policies the administration has put into place to make year one an economic success.



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 22, 2018

THE MAIN STREET ND SUMMIT; HIGHER OIL PRODUCTION; CARA MUND; “THEY ARE NO LESS DESERVING”; A GOOD INTENTION; THERE’S AN ECHO; ACTOR OR FOOTBALL STAR?; RED FAWN FELLIS; WANT A PRESTIGIOUS JOB?; MONSTER SNOWPLOWS; DEADLY BORDER; THE MORE THE MERRIER: DAKTOIDS 



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Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation
JOSEPH SOBRAN: THE WRITING ON THE BERLIN WALL

The National Review Years, September 4, 1981 — Two decades ago the Berlin Wall went up nearly overnight, the most brutally unequivocal symbol of the division between our awed civilization and the clumsy barbarism that threatens it. In August the occasion was commemorated by two major American publications.

it is sobering that the Free World’s capital’s single newspaper — one of the two or three leading newspapers in the nation, the one most of our federal officials read every morning — sees fit to mark the anniversary of the Berlin Wall with a flippant defense of the Wall. Rosse and the Post are no doubt entitled to attitudinize lightly about American of officialdom. But to turn this sort of urbaner-than-thou “irreverence” toward official rhetoric into a total derogation of the freedom of East Germans, penned inside a huge political prison — that’s different. That’s serious — no matter how bantering the tone, how glancing the apology for the men who keep the prison.



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE - WHATFINGER NEWS: WHAT THE DRUDGE REPORT WAS MEANT TO BE

The Drudge Report, that titan of news-aggregator traffic loses out because of an area in which it may be without peer: providing eyeballs for left-wing websites. More on that momentarily.

It’s not hard to put your finger on what makes Whatfinger stand out: much more news, more conservative news and better views.Whatfinger is well organized and above-board, presenting headline news from various sources, categories for right-wing and left-wing outlets (with the latter far smaller!), and a prominent video section.



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. EARL TILFORD: NORTH KOREA - AVOID A NEEDLESS WAR

Growing tensions between the United States and North Korea have many people on edge. Such was the case over the weekend in Hawaii when a ballistic missile warning caused panic after being accidently sent to residents. Is the possibility of a war with North Korea increasing? In this article, military scholar Dr. Earl Tilford details what the current administration can do to prepare for escalating threats from North Korea. Tilford writes, “Military force must be the last resort, but if it becomes necessary, it must be used overwhelmingly to reach a decisive and rapid conclusion.”



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. PAUL KENGOR: WINSTON CHURCHILL’S DARKEST HOUR

In May 1940, western civilization hung in the balance. Pressure was high to negotiate with the Nazis in Great Britain but Winston Churchill stood boldly and refused. Recently, Dr. Paul Kengor watched the new biopic “Darkest Hour.” In this article that first appeared at The American Spectator, Kengor discusses “Darkest Hour” and writes, “This powerful film portrays what [Churchill] was up against and how he prevailed—a rousing lesson from the time and for the ages.”



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: LEFTIST TOILET MOUTHS CONDEMN TRUMP AS THEY CORRUPT NATION

As for Trump, his alleged potty-mouth moment was reported by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a scoundrel with a history of lying about White House meetings, according to Daily Wire. But whatever the president said, he said in private. This is far different from Durbin, who introduced the story. It’s far different from ex-California Democratic Party chairman John Burton, who led a “F*** Donald Trump!” chant at California’s Democratic Party convention in Sacramento early last year. And it’s far different from CNN and the rest of the effluent-stream media, which, like an exhibitionist, just revel in the chance to flaunt publicly what excites them privately.

They are despicable. May they be the first to drown in the wave of tyranny they invite.

 



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: SELF-INTEREST AND CLASSIC CAPITALISM

Those prone to castigate capitalism as a greed-based economic system would do well to look past demagoguery and invoke objectivity. Historical precedent will help.

Capitalism may not be perfect, but millions of individual decisions based on self-interest in a free society beats relying on a government bureaucracy, committee, commission or politburo deciding who gets what, when, how much and at what price in the distribution of goods, services and accumulated wealth.



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 16, 2018

THE NCAA FCS CHAMPIONSHIP; SMALL TOWN BIG DREAMS; AN INCREDIBLE ASSET; ANOTHER PIPELINE; YES, IT’S STRANGE; PLAYING FAST AND LOOSE; “THE HOSPITAL’S BOARD ALL LEFT”; THE ENCHANTED HIGHWAY; ND’S COMMODITY-DRIVEN RECESSION; ND FARMERS; DEPARTMENT STORE CLOSINGS; HENRY; DAKTOIDS



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: IS KILLING TRUMP THE DEEP STATE’S “PLAN C” ?

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump advisor and confidante, certainly knows his way around Washington, having worked as a senior campaign aide to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Senator Bob Dole as well as having held many other political positions. This proximity to the Deep State is what makes his claim, expressed in a recent wide-ranging interview with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman, that much more eyebrow-raising. Stone outlined three plans the Deep State has for eliminating the president.



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Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation
JOSEPH SOBRAN: JOURNISM V. CONSERVATISM

Liberalism has succeeded in imposing its verbal prescriptions on the whole population: everyone must now mind even his or her pronouns, or face obloquy.

“Discrimination” now betokens not a fine mind, but a character flaw: one that makes you Politically Incorrect



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS THE MEDIA WON’T TELL YOU

In spite of opposition from Democrats, the mainstream media and never-Trump Republicans, President Trump is succeeding beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. The libs and never-Trumpers fear the next 3 years – much less possibly 4 years beyond. This is hardly the product of a lunatic as portrayed by the mainstream media. Given the opposition to Trump, his success is delicious to watch.

In effect, President Trump is deconstructing liberalism and unravelling the administrative state! What follows is a comprehensive list of Tabor’s points. Space does not permit an exhaustive list.



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 8, 2018

GF HERALD PERSON OF THE YEAR; CHRIS KLIEMAN; SALLY SMITH; ISSUES PENDING FOR GOV. BURGAM; THE BIGGER THEY FALL; MAKING A SILK PURS OUT OF A SOW'S EAR; CUBAN OPPORTUNITY; BRRRR!; BREATHE FREE; HAPPENINGS IN MINNEAPOLIS; DAKTOIDS



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Selwyn Duke
SELWYN DUKE: THE LIB/CON UTAH SCHOOL PORN WAR RAGES ON

Recently I reported on the firing of Mateo Rueda, now an ex-art teacher after showing 10 and 11-year-olds nude “artwork” at Lincoln Elementary School in Hyrum, Utah on Dec. 4. Normally I would have let this story go by now, but Rueda continues playing the victim, aided and abetted by complicit reporters; libertines the world over; and, unfortunately, some good people who don’t realize that the media have mischaracterized his trespass.

Rueda, a native of Colombia, demands an apology, even as he condemns his fellow Cache Valley residents as “cultural dead-ends” and members of a “narrow-minded community.” He also said, “I was overqualified[;] I took the [teaching] position with an open heart to make a difference in a predominantly[] Mormon community where there isn’t much culture.” My, charitable as well as charming! Yet his defenders — who’ve called people such as me puritans, prudes and even Nazi-like book burners — should know that Rueda himself confessed that the nudes were out of bounds.

 



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Schmid
SCHMID: THE TOP NORTH DAKOTA STORIES OF 2017S

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTESTS; GOVERNOR’S FIRST YEAR; HIGHER EDUCATION; ND ECONOMY; REFUGES; SELF-DEFEATING POLICIES; RETAIL SHAKEOUT; A RIVER OF DRUGS; MINOT - LEFT HOLDING THE BAG; CARA AND CARSON; F-M FLOOD DIVERSION



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MILLENNIA MAKES

A quote for the passage of time: “Lost yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” How appropriately Horace Mann expressed the passage of time.

Another year has passed forever. A new year dawns and with it brings another chance to redeem our time in 2018. Mom used to advise not to wish time away. The end of time will come soon enough for every person. Wishing away time is poor stewardship of a valuable resource.

Let the pundits recap 2017. To gain a better feel for the magnitude and speed of change one need only to glimpse at the past thousand years. Change and the passage of time go hand-in-hand. They impact the tempo of our lives and over the past millennia that tempo increased radically. Historical factoids illustrate that fact and provide context for understanding follow-on events.

 



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. GARY WELTON: THE POLITICAL INTRIGUE OF 1968 - FIFTY YEARS AND COUNTING

As we begin 2018, there are sure to be major political stories in America this year: spending bill battles, midterm elections, foreign policy debates, special congressional elections, the economy and many more. To help set the stage for 2018, Dr. Gary Welton looks back 50 years to 1968—arguably one of the most interesting campaign seasons in recent American history. Welton details what a fascinating (and at times very tragic) year it was for America in 1968.



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Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation
JOSEPH SOBRAN: THE INCOMPARABLE ONE

Jesus

It is, of course, impossible for anyone to invent a single saying worthy of Jesus. Much easier to coin a phrase worthy of a human genius like Shakespeare! “Heaven and earth shall pass away,” Jesus said, “but my words shall not pass away.” Once we have heard those words, they become part of us. They seem so familiar that we may think they are trite, but they are not. They are eternally new, even when we have heard them all our lives, and they always reward meditation on them.

 

 



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Dennis M. Patrick
DENNIS PATRICK: A CHRISTMAS POSTSCRIPT - 2017

In the modern world quite often when a person becomes a Christian they inevitably question the ephemeral culture surrounding them. Christians, by their very nature, have at times been regarded as a threat to the authority of the state. Some people unfortunately still hold that view.

No totalitarian state can tolerate people who hold absolute standards by which to judge that state and its behavior. In Roman times, as in our own, Christians held a standard by which to judge morals and the state. As such, Roman Christians were regarded as enemies of the state and of Caesar, god of the empire. The emperor as god merely constituted amplified humanity. When Roman society collapsed, their god went with it. During the chaos of decline, people eventually accepted authoritarian government. Christians, however, were not caught in the flux of the relativistic world.

Rome’s Christians had answers -- answers to ultimate questions all people ask at one time or another. Why am I here? What happens when I die? Christians could face persecution because they had the strength of a personal, eternal God who had spoken truth to them. It was their faith that granted them the strength to face horrible death in the Roman arena. Throughout the centuries their strength could not be overcome despite their persecution. Not only did Christianity survive, it grew and spanned cultures, peoples, and millennia.

 



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Schmid
SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 4, 2017

GOV. DOUG BURGUM; CARSON WENTZ; CHANGE OF MIND; DONT CRY FOR ME; DIVERSITY AND POVERTY; AGING; CAUTIONS ABOUT DEVERSITY; DIVERSITY PROPONENTS; CRUSHING BLOW TO HARVY; NOT SO SUBTLE MESSAGE; DAKTOIDS



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Center for Vision & Values
DR. BRIAN DELLINGER: NO NEUTRAL GROUND - THE PROBLEM OF NET NEUTRALITY

At its monthly meeting on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote to repeal a 2015 regulation that has become known as net neutrality. What are these Obama-era internet regulations? And is repealing them good or bad for American citizens? In this article, Dr. Brian Dellinger details the 2015 regulations and why repealing them may be the way to go. He writes, “Whatever one’s feelings on net neutrality, the 2015 rules should be seen for what they are: a staggering expansion of bureaucratic power, by decree of the bureaucracy itself.”

 



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