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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.

Affidavits filed by law enforcement officials seeking search warrants in the investigation into a robbery and assault incident targeting Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney's son give a clearer picture of the incident.
Robert Wheeler, a political activist who campaigned for chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party last year, pleaded guilty to criminal vehicle injury, as well as a disorderly conduct charge.
Daily Beast senior columnist Matt Lewis joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss the national midterms, while Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I discuss the trajectory of the competitive Republican legislative primaries here in North Dakota.
A prosecutor is dating a detective, and though Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick says his office has taken precautions to properly handle that situation, it's not clear that's actually the case.
"Is anybody trying to change minds anymore? We tend to think of electoral politics as the process through which a candidate wins over voters, but in reality, it's become an exercise in getting your people to the polls while convincing the other side's people to stay home."
If conservatives could set aside "great replacement" fear-mongering, and start believing in conservative ideas again, they might find they could win over a lot of immigrants they're being told to be afraid of.
The GOP is in shambles, but the alternative right now is a bunch of Democrats who probably should have spent more time awake in math class.
A lot of people are watching these Republican primaries. North Dakota's government is dominated by Republicans, and there is a pitched battle going on right now for the soul of the NDGOP. These legislative races are the trenches in that battle. So far, based on one of the few objective data points we have, it appears the traditional conservatives are positioned to keep their hold on the party.
An attorney representing North Dakota's coal industry talks about the federal government's efforts to add more clear air regulations on top of the state's already excellent program. Matuor Alier, a candidate for Fargo City Commission, talks about his campaign.
Both the "keep your bans of my body" and "abortion is murder" positions are extreme points of view supported by very few Americans.