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Plain Talk: PACT Act, Kansas abortion vote, and more

On this episode of Plain Talk, Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I talk about the latest headlines in the political world.

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MINOT, N.D. — Kansas, a very red, very Republican state, just voted, in a landslide, to maintain status quo protections for abortion.

Meanwhile, in Congress, there was a vicious debate over the last week over who hates veterans.

In Michigan, Democrats backed a pro-Trump, election conspiracy Republican in a primary against a GOP incumbent that voted to impeach Trump.

Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I discuss these topics, and more, on this episode of Plain Talk.

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I'm just not seeing a constituency of North Dakota voters that Mund could appeal to that's large enough to lead her to victory. But, again, that's assuming that she's running to win, and not as a way to keep her celebrity alive post-Miss America.
Now that Roe v. Wade is no more, and the democratic process has engaged, we're going to be learning a lot about how Americans feel about abortion. I think we're going to find out that they are not nearly so pro-life or pro-choice as we've been led to believe.
Democrats haven't given up on America. Republicans don't want people to be miserable or dead. Most Americans, whatever their politics, have universal goals, mostly concerning peace and prosperity, and only differ on the paths we ought to take to get there. All we have to do, to make things better in America, is stop listening to the people who say otherwise.
Breaking news: Democracy is not extremism.
We can hold accountable the people who tell lies for profit, but what do we do about the demand side of the equation?
If this bill is so blindingly necessary, if it's so urgent that Jon Stewart must stand before news media cameras and curse Republicans, why not just take the change in discretionary spending out of the bill, and pass the $280 billion in funding for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits?

Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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