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Column: Scandals hiding in plain sight

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.
A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that consp…continue reading on

BILL O’REILLY: Trusting the folks

October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Amidst all the madness over Obamacare and the government shutdown comes a fascinating poll about “we the people.”

Beginning in 2005, the Gallup organization has asked the following question: Do you trust the American people to make good judgme…continue reading on

WILL: Detroit’s death by democracy

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Here, where cattle could graze in vast swaths of this depopulated city, democracy ratified a double delusion: Magic would rescue the city (consult the Bible, the bit about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes), or Washington would deem Detroit, as it recently did some banks and two of the three Detroit-based automobile companies, “too big to fail.” Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Vote today and make your voice heard

June 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

We ask that all voters head to the polls today to help determine the immediate future of the Mitchell Board of Education.
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OUR VIEW: Democracy based on majority rule

November 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Many voters will feel a sense of relief when this election is behind us. Continue Reading

SD panel discusses open government proposals

October 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A task force seeking ways to make South Dakota government more open is ready to make its recommendations.
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OPINION: U.S. voter registration system mystifies many

September 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

North Dakotans don’t have to register to vote. They can just show up on Election Day.
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State Dept: 3 Americans take refuge at U.S. Embassy in Cairo

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Three American democracy advocates barred by Egyptian authorities from leaving the country have sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, officials said today, as tensions between the two allied nations sharply escalated over a probe into foreign-funded organizations.
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Obama to Syria’s Assad: Lead to democracy or leave

May 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President: U.S. has historic opportunity and responsibility to support rights of people seeking freedomsPresident Barack Obama today called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to lead his country to democracy or “get out of the way,” his most direct warning to the leader of a nation embroiled in violence. Continue Reading

COLUMNIST LLOYD OMDAHL: It’s a long way from Benghazi to democracy

March 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The distance between the streets of Benghazi and the establishment of a democracy may be further than the Libyan culture can manage. That goes for Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well. Continue Reading

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