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Letter to the Editor

Nicholas

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Because of the breadth of this 800-word, meandering, and frankly long-winded column, I will here respond to just one of the points the columnist brings up. First, the pattern of voting behavior the columnist describes is not called identity politics. Identity politics is a phenomenon not of the candid...

Don’t make college free

Don’t make college free

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Why tuition-free college is a terrible idea Senator Bernie Sanders has called for tuition-free schooling, enticing millions through the years, but what does that mean?   Sanders first introduced a College for All Act in 2017, which would target people on Wall Street to pay for public co...

Current State of Our Politics

Current State of Our Politics

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Vote

To start off, I strongly believe in capitalism and our beautiful republic. I strongly believe in the American voters to not follow the same path many other countries have followed. If you are a socialist and get offended by this, please read through my arguments. The biggest problem to me is identity politi...

Scan and Vote

Scan and Vote

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, News, Politics, Showcase, Theresa Hanley, UND, Vote

The North Dakota State legislature has been busy this session discussing changes to the Century Code. One of the bills that would change the Century Code if passed, is an addition to what an eligible voter identification card is for college students. In a state that has one of the largest voter turnou...

Take advantage of your rights

Bobby Feaster, Opinion Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Bobby Feaster, ND, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Vote

November 6 is an election day, which is basically impossible to forget due to the fact that every other tv, radio, internet video, and Spotify commercial has been a political commercial. Not to mention the fact that every square inch of Grand Forks has some form of political advertisement whether it’s a ...

Political change necessary for America

Political change necessary for America

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Partisanship, political donations, poor leadership and a lack of transparency riddle the United States government, and I fear the lack of stability among our nation’s leaders could spoil the economic and social progress we’ve made in the last decade. The first mistake we made as a country was...

Immaturity and disrespect in politics

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As the title of this article might indicate, I believe that we are getting dangerously divisive in political rhetoric, and one need look no further than the most recent political campaigns to see how nasty people can become. Now I had hoped the Clinton and Trump crowds would settle down after the election,...

Cramer speaks at Wenstrom Lecture

Nick Sallen, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2017


Filed under News, Nick Sallen

In the past, North Dakota was run by Democrats. From 1961 to 1992, there was one four-year period with a Republican governor holding office. Being a young political activist, Congressman Kevin Cramer helped fuel the Republican party’s revival in 1992 when Ed Schafer, former interim president at UND,...

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts&Comm, Emily Gibbens, Showcase

It may seem as though the U.S. Supreme Court is a board of mighty beings who don’t really have an effect on citizens individually, but whose decisions influence the whole country. The job of this group is to be the final arbiter of laws passed by Congress, but with just nine justices, some question...

Freedom of speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Like many conservatives, I firmly believe in a person’s fundamental right to free speech. It’s what allows citizens to defy authority and question government actions. Freedom of speech is inherently engrained in our society. It allows us the opportunity to protest and criticize those in power. Defamation...

Constitutional Carry in N.D.

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Gun rights activists rejoiced as the North Dakota Legislature became the 9th state to pass what has been dubbed “constitutional carry” in the latest push for what they claim allows for the full expression of our constitutional rights specifically in regards to our Second Amendment. While it’s important...

Presidents golfing rather than governing

Dave owen, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

President Donald Trump and his apparent propensity for golfing rather than spending time on the job has been in the news lately. Sadly, such activities for a president are not unprecedented or unexpected, but rather seem to show Trump adapting the Washington status quo rather than being accountable and...

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