A Really Stupid Story

  I intended to start this story with the words “This is a story about some Really Stupid People.” I thought that was a bit harsh, so I changed it to “This is a story about People who did some Really Stupid Things.” I decided that was pretty lame. So I’ve come up with a…
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Turns Out Nobody’s Looking Out For The Little Missouri

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article here about the Little Missouri State Scenic River Commission, and how important it had been to protecting the integrity of North Dakota’s only “State Scenic River” during our first oil boom in the 1970s and 80s. If you missed it, you can go here to catch…
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The Accidental Senators

They’re going to bury Jim Pomeroy today. Former State Senator Jim Pomeroy. Jim was a lot of things in his life. A minister. A carpenter. A musician. A counselor to the aged, sick and infirm. A husband. A father. A grandfather. A volunteer. A loyal Democrat. A cousin to a United States Congressman. He was…
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Of Conventions And Things

Political parties exist for one primary purpose: to nominate candidates, generally of a like mind, for political office. Everything else political parties do is secondary to that. To be sure, there are other important secondary functions: to provide a platform on which those candidates base their campaigns, to provide a supporting organization, and to provide…
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Who’s Looking Out For The Little Missouri?

I love the Little Missouri River. It is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in America. In reality, I believe it IS the longest, because the Yellowstone, which claims the honor, is full of low-head dams that create little pools and eddies all along its length, even though they don’t create giant reservoirs like the…
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