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McFeatters: U.S. missile bases have unacceptable lapses

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In the Cold War years of the 1950s and ’60s and even into the ’70s, America’s nuclear arsenal its size, deployment, the aircraft and rockets that would deliver it and the Air Force officers and crews who oversaw it were front and center in the U.S. defense posture. Continue Reading

Omdahl: Online for-profit colleges exploiting students

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

While the Internet is full of scams and misinformation, the evolution of the online for-profit college is becoming one of the more serious as gullible students are lured into the system with unfounded claims and promises. Continue Reading

Benson: Jim Ryun and the Mile

October 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Decades ago, one lap around a high school or college track equaled a quarter of a mile. A race on the straight in front of the stands was the 100-yard dash and a half lap was 220 yards. Those two were the sprints. A single lap was the quarter-mile run and two laps was the half-mile run. Continue Reading

Other views: Blame for shutdown belongs to select lawmakers

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Lincoln Memorial is swathed in police-line tape, national parks are closed from the Everglades in Florida to Mount Denali in Alaska, and an estimated 800,000 federal employees have packed up potted plants and gone home indefinitely. Continue Reading

Omdahl: It looks like we are all on welfare

September 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The farm bill is being held up in Congress by a controversy over food stamps. Some legislators think that this welfare program has gotten out of hand. Continue Reading

Omdahl: Homeland Committee considers hate center

September 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

“Welcome!” bellowed Ork Dorken, chairperson of the Homeland Security Committee, as he opened the annual economic development conference for 14 of the town’s eager electors seated randomly around the room. Continue Reading

Benson: Terror on New York’s streets

September 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A bomb exploded at noon sharp, on Sept. 16, 1920, at 23 Wall St., at the intersection of Broad and Wall streets, the address of the J.P. Morgan Bank. Continue Reading

Omdahl: Showdown at polls over oil money

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota voters will participate in a showdown with the Legislature over oil money in the November 2014 general election. Continue Reading

Omdahl: Twins end their season early

September 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Some observations are warranted before the Minnesota Twins end their season. Continue Reading

Omdahl: Critics of one-house Legislature have weak case

August 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If the one-house Legislature is so good, why haven’t other states followed Nebraska’s example? Continue Reading

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