Entries by UnityUSA

Words Matter – Especially in Political Discourse

It seems clear to almost any un-biased observer that Donald Trump is a racist. He is trying to foment a climate of hate and distrust of the “other” amongst his (mostly) white following. This is plainly understood when you read his speeches and see some of the racist code words he has used: Traitors, Animals, […]

The White-Right Endorsement for Trump

Today, Donald Trump picked up a key endorsement from Chris Christie; an endorsement that Trump was very proud of: “Generally speaking, I’m not big on endorsements,” Trump said, adding, “This was an endorsement that really meant a lot.” As he rolls forward in the primaries, let’s take a look at some of the other key […]

Make America Great Again – By Fighting Trump Values

No matter where you turn lately—talk radio, TV, the internet, or politics— there is a seemingly sustained and concerted attack on the nebulous concept of “political correctness” as something that must be abolished in our society, in the most offensive manner possible, regardless of its effect on our social fabric. This offensive against PC is […]

Saving Face While Losing Focus

The other day, Rob Port, North Dakota’s foremost conservative blogger published an article where he laughingly observed that the North Dakota democrats will be starting their convention this week without viable candidates for many of the state offices, including the Governor’s office (SayAnthing.com). In his less than tongue in cheek banter, Port wrote, “…party activists […]

Zero-Sum is Bad Math in the Land of E Pluribus Unum

Emblazoned on the Great Seal of the United States: E pluribus unum—out of many, one. This concept has been the ‘mythical’ driving force behind our patriotic and social fabric in America, or at least that is what we tell ourselves when we bang the drum of our nation as a beacon of hope for everyone. […]

Forum of Fargo-Moorhead: Unityfest draws 250

More than 250 people stopped by the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday for the first-ever Unityfest, an all-day event with music, speakers and kids’ activities that aimed to celebrate tolerance and diversity in North Dakota. The event, which started at 11 a.m. and continued until midnight in the Hartl Ag Building, was organized by […]

UnityFest 2014 Sneak Preview

The event will be held on Saturday, July 26th, from 11a.m.-midnight at the RRV Fairgrounds in West Fargo at the Hartl Ag Building. The official posters and promotional materials will hit the streets and airwaves soon. Speakers include several well-known North Dakota political figures, renowned scholars, and the one and only Chase Iron Eyes of Last […]