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Ross Nelson

Columnist

Nelson lives in Casselton, N.D., and is a regular contributor to The Forum's opinion pages.

Columnist Ross Nelson writes that giving up carbohydrates over the holidays can be difficult, but worth it.
Columnist Ross Nelson elaborates on the problems with the Infrastructure Act.
"Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer exemplify the problem, They voted for the $1.2 trillion so-called infrastructure law last year. Every penny of it is borrowed," writes InForum columnist Ross Nelson. "Did your income and savings lose nearly a tenth of their spending power in one, count it, one year? Say thank you in part to our “conservative” Senators."
"Summer in North Dakota is, of course, far shorter than winter although it didn't always seem that way. As children, summer was forever to us: one endless day after another in endless succession," writes InForum columnist Ross Nelson. "But of course we had to grow up."
Columnist Ross Nelson writes, "Diversity can lead to outright bigotry. The Minneapolis school system has inked a contract with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers to lay off white teachers before Black teachers with less seniority. In other words, not only is the teachers' union worthless in protecting its members, it also agrees that punishment for the racist sins of the fathers six generations removed should be visited on their descendants' heads today."
"It's almost comical to hear those dismayed by the Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade, run squealing to the Constitution for supposed support," Nelson writes. "They likely had to blow an inch of dust off their copies if they could even find them."
Nelson says the Aug. 27th edition of The Forum was especially good and shares some of his favorite stories and columns.
"We should be concerned that stifling crackpots will — in fact already has — lead to smothering anyone in any field who holds an opinion or assertion contrary to the party line," writes columnist Ross Nelson. "Lately, heretics have been right more often than the status quo apple-polishers would care to admit"
Nelson writes, 'Only the states have the authority, and thus the sovereignty, to change the Constitution just as they called that document into existence."
Nelson writes, "As pundit Jim Treacher puts it, they say 'America is a shooting gallery. Nowhere is safe. You could be murdered at any moment...now quick, give us your guns!'"