Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV is a husband, father of three, proud Fargoan (N.D.), small business owner, reader, writer and progressive. He's also the founder of the IV Words Blog ( Finally, he's a ginger; ergo the “Red.” Living blue in a deep red state is tough, but somehow, day by day, he gets by.

“One Nation, Under …” Duress

In the early morning hours of Independence Day 2020, I’ll be standing there, Old Glory in hand, wondering not which way is up, but how and when up became down. The Flag & The Union: Up, Down or Out? If ever

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Climate Action, Paris to Fargo

We Are Still In is a collective effort to achieve the US’ commitments to reduce emissions from fossil fuels, which are the prime contributor to human-caused global warming and climate change.


Miracle No More

The feeling I had, looking at the pictures of those aging hockey players wearing MAGA hats, must have been something like what that lone U.S.S.R. player felt as he watched those same