Additional Articles

  • Presidential addresses, 80 years apart, speak to the nation

    The 20th anniversary commemorations of the terrorist attacks of 2001 stirred passions deep and wide.

  • Author’s agitation

    Dud was especially quiet this morning, sitting in his usual seat at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop. He was doodling with his napkin and a feed store ball-point pen.

  • For Christians, Jesus not optional

    This Speakout is in response to several of Carl Kline’s recent opinion pieces.

  • Trumpists are dead wrong about mask mandate

    When President Biden announced vigorous new rules, designed to vastly increase the number of Americans inoculated against COVID-19, he warned the nation’s vaccine deniers: “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.”

  • Busy times

    With August recess wrapping up and members of Congress soon returning to Washington, I wanted to provide you with some of the highlights from my time spent in South Dakota over the summer work period.

  • Lisa Beamer on the lessons she learned after 9/11

    For those who lived through Sept. 11, 2001, the drama of Todd Beamer and the heroes of Flight 93 has become an essential part of many anniversary rites.

  • Trump, the former president who keeps on giving

    Be it recorded that on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, would-be president-for-life Donald Trump skipped the solemn memorial services held to honor 2,997 victims of al-Qaida terror attacks in favor of shilling for a pay-per-view boxing match.

  • National debt and tax evasion by the wealthy

    A new Treasury Department report finds that the United States is losing $163 billion per year because of tax evasion by the top 1% of earners. The story is mind-numbingly familiar: phenomenally rich people finding new and creative ways to boost their wealth even more by cheating the rest of the responsible, taxpaying public.

  • Real American beef

    You can find out exactly where your T-shirt was made if you check the tag or label. Is it too much to ask for the same level of certainty when it comes to the beef you feed your family? The answer is plain and simple: no.

  • Trust a key to creating a healthy nation

    Who ever thought you couldn’t trust a jigsaw puzzle, fresh out of the bag, fresh out of the box?

  • The only way to stop this enemy is to shoot it (with a vaccine)

    COVID-19 is America’s No. 1 enemy. COVID-19 has killed 671,000-plus Americans.

  • The buzz

    What haunts this loose son­net by Car­rie Green is loss, antic­i­pat­ed loss, but loss, nonethe­less.

  • A responsibility to be smart with taxpayer dollars

    Do you find yourself wondering where your tax dollars go? In South Dakota, the simple answer is to education, health care, public safety, and other state government operations. But if you really want to talk dollars and cents, I can break it down for you using the change you find in your couch cushions.

  • Noem speech presents startling meth picture

    Gov. Kristi Noem presented her first State of the State speech Tuesday and included a startling picture of the methamphetamine crisis plaguing our state.