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OUR VIEW: Do not pledge allegiance to Grover Norquist

November 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

During the presidential tenure of his son, George W. Bush, we remember publishing a humorous editorial cartoon in which the senior Bush was depicted telling his son, “Read my lips, son. Never say ‘read my lips.’” Continue Reading

Thune, Noem stick with Norquist no-tax pledge

November 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Lawmakers not among those backing away from pledge in recent days as fiscal cliff approahces Continue Reading

LETTER: Wake up to influence of powerful lobbyist

December 3, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Did you watch “60 Minutes” regarding Grover Norquist on Nov. 20? He’s called the most powerful Republican in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

OPINION: Saboteur on supercommittee

November 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Jon Kyl is different from you and me.
In the days following Hurricane Katrina, the nation was reeling over the death and destruction in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. But Kyl, now the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, saw opportunity: According to a voice-mail recording left at the time by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Kyl and Sessions were hoping to find a business owner killed in the storm so they could use that in their campaign to repeal the estate tax. Continue Reading

Anti-tax pledge impacts budget debates nationwide

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As state lawmakers grapple with how to address massive budget deficits, an anti-tax crusader is leaving his fingerprints on legislatures across the country. His pledge against taxes is embraced by conservatives and reviled by liberals and some moderates. Continue Reading