Center Republican Opinion
The mass shooting carnage continues. Sadly, it will continue to continue.EDITORIAL
This editorial is being writing on the morning of Sunday, May 7, 2023. As of this morning, 291 people who were alive at the beginning of the year, aren’t anymore. They were not killed by so-called “inappropriate books.” They didn’t die at the hands of drag queens. They weren’t murdered by Hunter Biden’s laptop. They represent the body count from […]
FRONT ROW CENTERFive years of service to a black, furry overlord
Five years ago, last Friday, Diane and I were chosen for service. We thought we were getting a cat. We got an overlord. We were living in Myrtle Beach at the time. We’d been talking about it for a while, and we finally decided it was time to get a kitten. We drove up to the North Myrtle Beach Animal […]
FRONT ROW CENTERWelcome to Crazy Time!
So, I’m sitting in my recliner over the weekend watching football. Well, it’s not actually football. It’s the facsimile they offer on FOX, NBC and ESPN referred to as the USFL and XFL. It’s sorta like football, but without the talent or excitement. But there are 11 guys on each side, and they use a football. That is where the […]
EDITORIALND Legislative session lived both up and down to expectations
Whatever they could do, for good or otherwise, was finalized early Sunday morning as the North Dakota Legislative Session for 2023 was gaveled to a close. For his part, Gov. Doug Burgum signed 538 bills (with 45 awaiting action as of Sunday), vetoed seven, five of which were sustained, two overridden. Do you like tax breaks? You got ‘em! Gov. […]
Diggin’ Every Month
Wow, am I ready for some May flowers! This was a long winter for the books. After experiencing every one of them in ND since I’ve been born (and many of them having lots of snow), I was more than a little surprised to see how fast the snow melted once it finally started. I think it was mainly two […]
FRONT ROW CENTERMissed it by THAT much!
Is there anything sadder than a TV meteorologist realizing that the winter of 2022-23 was close… so very close… to setting a snowfall record, missing the mark by less than half an inch? As of Sunday morning, the National Weather Service measured 101.2 inches of snow for Bismarck. To put it in context, that’s 8.43 feet of snow. That’s a […]
EDITORIALFreedom of (and from) religion essential to our national vibe
Last week, the Texas legislature passed a bill requiring public schools in the state to display the 10 Commandments in a prominent location in every classroom. The King James version, that is, which is different from the Douay version adhered to by Catholics. It’s not the Talmudic version observed by the Jewish faith. Neither is it the version taught by […]