columnist Rob Port

Rob Port

Columnist

Rob Port was a pioneer in political blogging in North Dakota, founding SayAnythingBlog.com in 2003. Since then he's worked in talk radio and published print columns as well. Currently he publishes digital and print columns for the Forum News Service, and also hosts the Plain Talk podcast.

Before beginning his writing career, he spent 10 years working as a private investigator specializing in insurance fraud, accessing public records, and criminal defense.

He speaks English.

People who truly value "diverse voices" and "artistic expression" would allow Dave Chappelle's show to go on. Those who object to what the comedian says should be told that they need not buy a ticket, because "diverse voices" doesn't mean "all the voices except the ones I disagree with."
America has a crisis of trust right now. Passing newspaper subsidies as part of a hyperpartisan spending bill isn't going to help that situation.
These organizations plan for the arrests. They plan for the activities that will lead to the arrests. They force law enforcement into a quandary, forced to choose between allowing activists to trespass and harass and disrupt with impunity, or make mass arrests that will almost certainly be portrayed negatively.
If we conservatives believe that business owners have a right to refuse service, if we believe they should be allowed to choose who they associate with and generally conduct their business in accordance with their convictions, then we have to accept that businesses can refuse to do business with the unvaccinated, be it as an employer or provider of goods and services.
I wonder who wins amid the cynical accusations of racism against anyone dissenting from left-wing orthodoxies that have de rigueur in "woke" American politics? Probably the actual racists, don't you think?
North Dakota's COVID-19 numbers have significantly improved since a peak in November of last year when numbers for active cases, daily deaths, and hospitalizations were among the worst in the nation, and Gov. Doug Burgum instituted a statewide mask mandate.
The people on the losing side don't disappear when the campaign is over. They become the minority you have to work with to get things done. How likely is that if you spent the election cycle calling them racists and criminals and worse?
MINOT, N.D. — Ariana Pekary was, until recently, a producer at MSNBC.