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Plain Talk: PACT Act, Kansas abortion vote, and more

On this episode of Plain Talk, Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I talk about the latest headlines in the political world.

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MINOT, N.D. — Kansas, a very red, very Republican state, just voted, in a landslide, to maintain status quo protections for abortion.

Meanwhile, in Congress, there was a vicious debate over the last week over who hates veterans.

In Michigan, Democrats backed a pro-Trump, election conspiracy Republican in a primary against a GOP incumbent that voted to impeach Trump.

Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I discuss these topics, and more, on this episode of Plain Talk.

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A group called the North Dakota Young Republicans organized a Telegram group chat for more than 100 of its members, including elected officials and candidates for office, that also featured racist and homophobic slurs.
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One of the best things about our freedom of speech, and participatory politics, is that everyone gets a say. One of the worst things is that "everyone" includes a lot of morons.
If a law doesn't accomplish its stated goals, what's the point?
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A political leader willing to lose on principle is a rarity in any era of American history. Seeing one in 2022, as Trump trumpets lies and incites violence about the 2020 election, is something akin to spotting a dinosaur in the wild.

Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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