Jack Zaleski

Jack Zaleski

Columnist

Zaleski retired in 2017 after 30 years as The Forum’s editorial page editor. He is author of a new history of Forum Communications Co. Contact him at jzaleski@forumcomm.com or 701-241-5521 or 701-566-3576.

Zaleski shares thoughts on the outcome of Tuesday's election.
Zaleski endorses Fargo Mayor Mahoney for another term and Denise Kolpack and Al Carlson for Fargo City Commission.
Zaleski writes, "Both the potential for and the appearance of conflict of interest would be front and center should Roers Jones become mayor. It’s inevitable, even if everything possible were done to avoid it."
Zaleski writes, "Becker, up to now an appropriately obscure legislator with an undistinguished record, has emerged as leader of a movement that has evolved from a noisome sideshow into a purposefully divisive political threat."
Zaleski urges the Fargo Park Board to maintain the serenity, natural beauty and history of the city's oldest park.
Zaleski writes, "Sen. John Hoeven and Sen. Kevin Cramer said – get this – that a list of criminal airline passengers would equate to the current no-fly listing of jihadists and others who are classified as “terrorists” because their crimes constitute attacks on the United States. That’s baloney."
Zaleski writes, "Wayne’s 40 plus years in public life as legislator and attorney general comprise a record unequaled in the modern era. His work as AG will endure as the standard by which future attorneys general are measured. His legacy is secure."
Zaleski shares the good and the bad feedback he received in response his column about those who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Zaleski writes, "The vaccine refuseniks have become, in effect, a reservoir of disease. They are vectors (like mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus); fertile vessels in which a virulent virus thrives and spreads, thus hampering public health efforts to slow the pandemic and eventually end it, as the population attains herd immunity."