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 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 15, 2022 

Perspective: An option besides term limits

The citizens are restless. They seem to be frustrated with the failure of government to respond or interact with the voters and are looking for options to loosen up the system. Jared Hendrix, GOP...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 8, 2022

Perspective: Would a three-party system be better?

Frustrated by the inability of the present two-party system to function, more folks are talking about the creation of a third party thinking that would break the deadlock in Washington. At the...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 1, 2022

Perspective: Taking advantage of getting old

Some negative people think that getting old is something to be feared but there are advantages when you pass the 75-year mark. It’s like a period of “no fault” because no matter how much you...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 18, 2022

Perspective: A good life is more than money

In one of Rob Port’s May writings, he indicated that former State Senator Roscoe Streyle was running for a seat in the legislature on the strength of a proposal to cut North Dakota property taxes...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 4, 2022

More complaining about taxes

Even though he doesn’t stuff the envelopes, North Dakota Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus deserves credit for the efficient manner in which his department is serving the public. His turnaround time...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 27, 2022

Perspective: Should the CCC be revived?

Walsh County Record (Grafton) Editor W. Todd Morgan reminded us last week that June observed the 80th anniversary of the closing of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an organization of young men 18-20...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    June 13, 2022

Perspective: Stopping the slaughter in schools

We had free access to guns when I was growing up. Common gun sense ruled the country. There was seldom the kind of mass shootings of kids as we see occurring today. Ironically, the strongest...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 30, 2022

Perspective: Student debt - fairness is the issue

The drumbeat for abolishing student debt is growing as students and former students feel the financial crunch of poor employment and increasing inflation. Forty five million (45,000,000) Americans...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 23, 2022

Perspective: Is there a children's mental crisis?

May being Mental Health Awareness month, it seems appropriate for us to confront an issue that eludes our attention until it strikes home. It is odd that mental health has become a major problem in a...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 16, 2022

Perspective: The Communists are coming. . .

A lot of people in the Grand Forks area are looking with suspicion at the proposal from a Chinese company offering to build a massive corn-milling plant on the windward side of town. Critics have a nu...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 9, 2022

Perspective: Time to go beyond partisanship

Well, we’re at it again. It seems that in the case of Senator Ray Holmberg many are rushing to judgment without knowing the circumstances of his sin. According to former students, Ray Holmberg was...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    May 2, 2022

Perspective: Warmer to start a robin mecca

“This here emergency meeting is called because Little Jimmy thinks he can make our town a spring Mecca for the flocks of robins that come in freezing weather,” Chairperson Ork Dorken announced as...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 25, 2022

Perspective: Lt. Governor - The tonsil of state government

The Democratic-NPL party will be honoring the legacies of Governors William Guy, Art Link and George Sinner at a fifth annual raucous party in Bismarck on May 7th. On behalf of former lieutenant...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 11, 2022

Perspective: How much democracy do we want?

Here we are 250 years after the Founding Fathers declared that “we the people” were creating a government with the consent of the governed, we are still trying to define who “we the people...

 
 By Lloyd Omdahl    Opinion    April 4, 2022

Perspective: Saga of Dem-NPL Light Brigade

In 1854, when the United Kingdom was engaged in the Crimean War, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the “Charge of the Light Brigade” to describe the slaughter in the Battle of Baraclava against the...

 

Perspective: Rape victims deserve justice

As discussed in last week’s column, rape is a crime in which victims are traumatized for life and the perpetrator experiences none of the pain and shame. The lives of the victims are shattered;...

 

Perspective: Men escape blame for sex crimes

For people who believe in the sanctity of life, it is important to understand the numerous complications involved in the abortion issue. There are facts that must be considered by both sides of the...

 

In most respects, North Dakota is OK

In the creation, it is rumored that the earth was without form and void. And that was before anyone ever saw North Dakota. The Jockey Club in New Jersey protested the creation of a state that was a...

 

America is turning against democracy

Last week, some of America observed the heroism of one Martin Luther King who was murdered because he thought that “We, the people” should include more than white European immigrants. While some...

 

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