March 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic
On April 19, 1775, the central government marched troops to the towns of Lexington and Concord for the purpose of seizing the weapons from the people.
February 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Lawmakers are discussing a resolution that would let voters decide to change and delete language in the state constitution about the North Dakota’s public universities. Continue Reading
November 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
The Supreme Court is poised to decide blockbuster cases about affirmative action, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act and, possibly, marriage equality. Let’s hope the justices remember how President Lincoln captivated the nation and helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy. They should all see “Lincoln,” then reread his “perfect gem” of a speech. Continue Reading
November 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals are raised. Continue Reading
October 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE Constitutional Amendment P, which would require the governor to propose a balanced state budget, may be like wearing a belt in addition to suspenders to make doubly sure your pants stay up.
October 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE If there’s one thing that sticks in the throat of a lot of legislators, it’s the nickel per mile they’re compensated for their first trip to the Capitol and their last trip home from the Capitol each session.