North Dakota

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Trump may have single-handedly destroyed America’s soybean industry

China is by far the largest buyer of North Dakota soybeans. And they have stopped buying: CNBC: ‘Refugee’ soybeans in the Dakotas seek a home after China stops buying as part of its trade war with the US “Now that…

A reminder: Marsha Blackburn and Kevin Cramer nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Marsha Blackburn is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. Kevin Cramer is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. These two, along with several other Republican politicians, have some questionable judgement. They think a…

Trump’s trade war continues to backfire spectacularly

The stock market just had a terrible week, total U.S. exports slid 7% in the 3rd quarter, soybean exports are down 97% from a year ago, auto exports are down 56% from a year ago, auto manufacturers are moving production…

Kevin Cramer voted 5 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

In April, North Dakota GOP Senate candidate called trade worries “hysteria” – North Dakota soybean prices have plummeted since then

In April of 2018, North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer decided to comment on the very valid worries farmers in his state had about Trump’s burgeoning trade war, labeling these very valid worries as “hysteria”: Prairie Public News: Cramer:…

GOP Senators ignored new bombshell Kavanaugh allegation – scheduled rushed confirmation vote instead

A new bombshell allegation against Brett Kavanaugh was dropped today in a sworn declaration: Below is my correspondence to Mr. Davis of moments ago, together with a sworn declaration from my client. We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the…

GOP Senate candidate from North Dakota excuses attempted rape because it “never went anywhere”

Well, add another Republican politician to the list of those who have been making disdainful comments about the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. GOP Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has referred to the accusation as a…