Additional Articles

  • These ‘political orphans’ deserve help

    For two decades, Irma Chavez has lived in legal limbo.

  • The Des Moines Register on President Joe Biden’s U.S. infrastructure plan

    The United States is the wealthiest country in the world. You wouldn’t know it from the condition of the systems that make it work.

  • National parks are treasures

    South Dakota is lucky to call home to seven of our nation’s National Parks, Monuments and Recreation Areas. As we celebrate National Parks Week in the month of April, I can’t help but reminisce on the beauty of places like the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, and the Missouri River.

  • The Boston Globe on ‘vaccine passports’

    A traveler shows up at an airline gate, claiming that she’s been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and thus can fly safely to a country that requires that visitors be inoculated.

  • Play ball! Just leave MLB out of politics

    Barring natural disasters or unforeseen health crises, chances are I’ll watch around 150 Red Sox games during the 2021 season, along with parts of other contests as the pennant races advance.

  • On the road again

    For the last two weeks, I have been crisscrossing the state to meet with business owners, students, teachers, health care workers, community leaders, and South Dakotans of every walk of life.

  • Out-of-the-ordinary worship is acceptable

    There was an unusual cover on the most recent issue of The Christian Century magazine.

  • On the outside

    I have heard so many poets say that they feel like out­casts, until they meet oth­er out­casts and dream­ers, peo­ple who seem to feel like them, and sud­den­ly they feel affirmed in their dif­fer­ence, and, as it turns out, their place in com­mu­ni­ty.

  • ‘Infringed’

    The Constitution doesn’t always use plain language, but when it comes to our right to defend ourselves, the Second Amendment is quite straightforward: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

  • Justice Thomas: Courts will rule on social media

    It started as one of those ridiculous controversies of the Trump era. In May and June 2017, then-President Donald Trump blocked a few Twitter trolls who were criticizing his tweets.

  • Gerjets: We must protect our rights

    Good day, America. Because you are reading this, I assume you are awake, or are you? I have been sick to my stomach watching the political skullduggery in Washington, D.C.

  • Author reminds us what is worth living for

    I’m writing this on Good Friday. I just spent a few minutes in prayer outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in lower Manhattan.

  • 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.