Additional Articles

  • Corporate greed behind move to keep plastic bags

    It was a sad surprise for me to read that our South Dakota legislators are planning on saving us from the plastic bag police.

  • Connecting South Dakota

    In America’s early days, our Founding Fathers recognized the importance of communication. They saw that it was so vital to the business of the people that they even included a provision in the Constitution to allow for the government to establish post roads.

  • Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo is great

    At the end of this month, the 62nd annual Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo will be taking place in Rapid City. An estimated 331,000 people from all over the country will descend on Western South Dakota, making it the second largest annual event in South Dakota.

  • As trial begins, the White House strikes back

    “Trump has no defense at all,” Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, an influential figure among impeachment Democrats, tweeted recently.

  • Rabbi Lord Sacks on the surge of anti-Semitism

    Andrew Neil of the BBC kept asking Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn the same question – over and over.

  • Surrogacy, exploitation and tragedy

    Rachel weeps. That biblical mother weeping for her children is all I could think of when I heard that a California woman named Michelle Reaves had died in childbirth.

  • Taxpayers should take advantage of EITC

    Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it.

  • Herb has a perfect retirement plan

    Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business.

  • Deutsch: A roundup of action in Pierre

    Greetings! Week one of the 95th legislative session is in the books.

  • Money changes everything: Beyond Citizens United

    WASHINGTON – Ten years ago, an earthquake rumbled through this city and then beyond the Capital Beltway, sending shock waves into presidential politics and even into the state legislatures. It changed the way candidates campaigned and almost certainly altered who won those campaigns.

  • Wiik: Much work to do in Pierre

    The speeches are done and the bills are beginning to roll up online. The 2020 Legislative Session is underway. We have many topics to discuss, and there is room for all of them.

  • Poll finds steadfast support for Biden among African Americans

    WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden is the leading choice of 48% of all black voters seeking to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a national Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

  • Hillary Clinton’s dubious distinction

    So here’s the good news: For all their assiduous efforts, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have failed to fully weaponize the U.S. criminal justice system.

  • Reed: 95th session starts in Pierre

    The 95th South Dakota legislative session has started. During the first week of session the Legislature is organized and we get started working on bills for the session. We also hear from the governor on the State of State, the chief justice on the State of the Judiciary, and a chairman of one of the Native American tribes on issues important to the tribes.

  • Mills: Session gets under way

    Ready or not, the 95th session of the South Dakota Legislature is under way. The first week includes a lot of organizational items, along with important addresses by key government leaders.

  • Debate surrounding acting legal AG’s legal authority intensifies

    Washing-ton – If you are having a hard time keeping track of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, you are not alone.