New N. Dakota Bill Would Allow Suits Against Social Media Platforms

February 19th, 2021 1:05 PM

North Dakota has not backed down in its fight against Big Tech. Although a recent North Dakota bill to fight Big Tech market power failed in a vote, the legislature has gotten back in the game with a new proposal to fight online censorship.

North Dakota Bill Aims to Fight Big Tech Dominance: Report

February 15th, 2021 11:45 AM

While Congress and the Senate were wrapped up in impeaching and acquitting former President Donald Trump mostly along partisan lines (again), one state decided to take the issue of Big Tech dominance into its own hands.  A new North Dakota bill aims to fight Big Tech market power by no longer allowing app distribution platforms, like Apple or Google, to require a percentage of every sale…

NYT Validates Heitkamp’s Unpopular Kavanaugh ‘No' Vote, Skips Awful Ad

October 28th, 2018 4:52 PM
North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s seat may be the one Democratic-held Senate seat most at risk in the upcoming elections. But there was little acknowledgment of that reality – or one reason why it might be so – in reporter Catie Edmondson and data-cruncher Rachel Shorey’s validating Sunday New York Times piece “A ‘No’ Vote on Kavanaugh Yields a Windfall…

O'Donnell Frets Kansas Moving Voting Site, Ignores Why It Was Moved

October 20th, 2018 3:37 PM
On Friday's The Last Word on MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell was the latest example of the liberal news network peddling propaganda for Democrats as the MSNBC host hyped complaints about alleged voter suppression aimed at minorities while excluding critical pieces of the other side of the story.

Hardly News: Protesters Remain at DAPL, Not Involved in the Cleanup

February 21st, 2017 10:20 PM
A 2:00 p.m. Wednesday deadline to leave the area looms for hundreds of bitter-ender protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline site following Donald Trump's January 24 executive order advancing its approval. Based on previous reporting I've seen, the presence of "hundreds" is a revelation. What's more, despite the oncoming environmental disaster caused by their trash, filth…

Google Highlights Obscure Site's Claim DAPL Protesters Being 'Framed'

February 11th, 2017 4:17 PM
This post was going to be about the establishment press's handling of the story of the mountainous and environmentally dangerous accumulation of trash left behind by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. When the spring thaw arrives, that waste threatens to seriously pollute the Cannonball River — yes, the very river protesters are claiming they wish to protect from pipeline spills. What…

Planned Parenthood Tells Media Undercover Videos 'Should Not Be Aired'

July 28th, 2015 11:54 PM
In some areas of the country, Planned Parenthood has gone on the offensive against local and regional news outlets in an attempt to minimize the exposure of damning undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress. They are telling these outlets that the videos "should not be aired." This is an attempt at corporate censorship which the establishment press would treat as…

Feminist Art Group Gives Abortion Patients A Plant: 'Bring One Life Ho

January 24th, 2014 3:07 PM
When most people hear the word "Fargo" these days, they might think about the dark comedy by the Coen brothers where a crook ends up in a wood-chipper. But when you think of getting an abortion in Fargo, you're supposed to think happy thoughts due to a feminist group called "Plants for Patients." Stacy Trasancos at reported on this group, devoted to…

'Extreme Wing' Pro-Lifers Wins in ND, but Civil Unions Means 'Jubilant

March 27th, 2013 2:56 PM
Only some social issues are divisive in the Plains states, or so implies the New York Times. A sour tone permeated Wednesday's front-page story by John Eligon and Erik Eckholm from Fargo on North Dakota's strict new abortion laws, which ban abortions based on sex or disability and forbid abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable: "New Laws Ban Most Abortions in North Dakota.…

D'oh! Chris Matthews Tells North Dakota Senator He Loves His State, St

February 8th, 2012 4:12 PM
Closing out an interview with Sen. John Hoeven (R) of North Dakota on today's Andrea Mitchell Reports, substitute host Chris Matthews thanked the former governor and said he "loved visiting your state this summer" and that he loves Mt. Rushmore, having "sat there for two hours and just looked up at it" during his trip to South Dakota over the summer. Hoeven corrected…