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Monthly Archives: January 2018

‘Ghost’ Guns are on the Rise

Criminals have found a way to avoid background checks to get guns. According to the Wall Street Journal, there is a black gun market where criminals are easily acquiring rifle parts and then assembling them for buyers willing to pay big money for these undocumented weapons. “Axel Galvez had a deal: $7,500 for five untraceable semiautomatic rifles. And he had ...

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Wages Grow in Cities with Low Unemployment

Wages are finally starting to go up in large cities with low unemployment. Take Minneapolis, for example, where unemployment is just over 2%. Over the past year, private-sector workers saw a wage increase of 4%. This is 50% better than the national average and better than any period of wage growth the area has seen in 6 years. Similar changes have ...

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Controversial Oil Pipeline Bringing Prosperity to North Dakota

Even though the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline project has been operational for only the last six months, it is already bringing substantial prosperity to North Dakota. The oil production has surged, specifically 78,000 more barrels of oil were produced daily between September and October. The state also has 15 more drilling rigs operating this January compared to last year. Energy ...

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Trump: U.S. to be the ‘Strongest Energy Superpower’

President Donald Trump repeatedly said on his campaign trail that the U.S. needs to become much less dependent on energy from other countries. His administration has proposed a plan to do just that and expand offshore areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for drilling by 90%. This is the largest expansion of offshore drilling ever proposed. “This is a start (of) ...

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HORIST: The non-news of the year in review.

On the cusp of the new year, virtually every media outlet will do some version of the year in review.  They will highlight their top stories of 2017.  This season there are not a lot of stories to revisit since most of the media has sustained repetitious reporting on just a few narratives.  For sure, they will focus in on ...

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Dems for President in 2020?

2018 is already here and President Donald Trump’s first year ended with a bang. The next presidential election will be here before we know it. With that being said, the Democratic party has a lot of work to do after the scandals during Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It’s safe to say that to regain support and to find a candidate to ...

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