After 25 years of neutrality as director of the North Dakota Legislative Council, John Olsrud has broken his silence about the dangers of lobbying in a recent article carried by the Northern Plains Ethics Journal centered at North Dakota State University.
While the Internet is full of scams and misinformation, the evolution of the online for-profit college is becoming one of the more serious as gullible students are lured into the system with unfounded claims and promises.
Some observations are warranted before the Twins end their season. Actually, I’m a little late because their season ended in April. As of this writing, they are 19 games behind Detroit in the American League Central Division.
During the last legislative session, the governor and the Legislature made great strides in responding to the multifaceted crises engulfing the township, city, school and county governments in the booming Bakken oil field.
Founding Father James Madison would turn over in his grave if he knew what the American people were thinking about his premise that legislation should pass through a Congress whose wisdom would determine the public good.
We had a garage sale at our house a couple of weeks ago, and I took the occasion to sell my .22 rifle, a gun I purchased to protect my lettuce from the rabbits and my bird feeder from the squirrels. (Life requires us to make hard choices.)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has designated an acting chancellor to replace the previous acting chancellor. Maybe the title should be changed permanently to “acting chancellor” and be done with it.
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