Pierce County Tribunehttp://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/category.detail/nav/5041/Opinionsen-usMon, 24 Jul 2017 20:13:54 EDTMon, 24 Jul 2017 20:13:54 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHeitkamp: Paving coal's futurehttp://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/522884.htmlIt's not easy to get folks from coal companies and environmental groups in the same room. What's even harder is finding something they can agree on.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTPort: We elected Zaphod Beeblebrox for presidenthttp://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/522883.htmlZaphod Beeblebrox is a character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy stories by Douglas Adams (which you should read if you haven't). He was, for at least a brief time in the stories, the Galactic President. He's also a hedonist.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTOmdahl: Plumbing the 221,000 North Dakotan non-votershttp://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/522882.htmlAccording to Secretary of State Al Jaeger, 590,955 North Dakotans were eligible to vote in the 2016 election but only 349,945 (61.29%) appeared to cast ballots. That means 221,000 were "no shows".Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTVeeder: Sweetclover under my skinhttp://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/522877.htmlI imagine everyone has some familiar scent that hits their lungs and brings them back to a time in childhood when they felt so deeply loved, so overwhelmingly safe, so much themselves. So free.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTPort: Tying body counts to healthcare reform a stupid talking pointhttp://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/522870.htmlWhen I wrote my column last week chastising bomb-throwing ideologues like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for suggesting that Republicans were out to murder people with health care policy, I didn't think it would be all that controversial.Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT