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WASHINGTON - Midway through Monday's arguments at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be fading. She was looking down at her case material, her head resting in her hand, her face just a few inches above the desk.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:46pm

Do you have any idea how many Americans have cellphones? It is now 97 percent. That’s almost everyone and that’s amazing. More amazing is the fact that over 34 percent of us are “mobile only” users, meaning we don’t have either a land line or another computer. Our cellphone is our computer...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:40pm

On Thursday, the day after the Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, The Post and the New York Times between them carried eight separate print articles about the ruling.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:10pm

WASHINGTON - Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular "demon of the right" has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David. Who? Exactly.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:49pm

Last week, the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation announced plans to raise $2.5 million for a recruitment plan “Find the Good Life in North Dakota.” The campaign will promote North Dakota as a great place to live, work and raise a family, according to Wally Goulet, the foundation’s...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:00am

DICKINSON, N.D. - “You’re so successful for your age, April.” While the phrase makes me confident, it also scares me. It’s usually followed by a smug, “Your generation has it so easy,” or “You think you deserve everything.” People say it all the time to my generation. There is a name...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:55am

I was digging my way to the back of our garage recently when I came across my fishing boat, stored there for the winter.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:52pm

FARGO - Last week, "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, along with Girl Scouts of America, started a movement to ban the word "bossy." "When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a 'leader.' Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded 'bossy,' " Sandberg writes. "Words like bossy ...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 9:47pm

WASHINGTON - I must need to smoke pot. How else to explain why I wasn't getting President Obama's interview on "Between Two Ferns," the Web show hosted by Zach Galifianakis of "The Hangover" fame.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 6:07pm

It has been two months since Forum Communications purchased the Brainerd Dispatch and Echo Journal. I thought this would be a good time to give you an update. Starting with Sunday's (March 2) paper our readers will notice some changes.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 9:48pm