Last night the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump was refusing to order the nation’s flags lowered as a gesture to the awful shooting of five journalists at the Capital Gazette in Maryland.
This summer some of the students from Parkland High School, those who are now being used in messaging campaigns by the gun control movement, will be taking a bus tour through the midwest to bring their anti-gun narrative to the heartland. There are going to be at least a few stops in our area later this month, according to their plans. The bus tour will stop in Moorhead, Minnesota, Bismarck North Dakota, and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
MINOT, N.D. — The past couple of weeks I've been listening to the exceptional podcast "In the Dark" produced by Minnesota-based American Public Media. The topic of the podcast's first season, first released in 2016, is the Jacob Wetterling case, but toward the end of the series is an episode dealing with a problem I hadn't really thought of as a problem before. Is it really a good idea to be electing county sheriffs?
Is a climate of hate to blame for the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise by a left-wing political activist? Has the rhetoric on both sides of the aisle become so vicious that it's inspiring violence? The answer to both of those questions is yes. Casting the opposition as monsters has become so common now in American politics that it's not even noteworthy any more. Republicans say Democrats want to let terrorists into the country. Democrats say Republicans want to murder people with health care reform.