Additional Articles

  • Be kind to others, wear a mask

    Governor Noem continues to insist that her personal responsibility strategy in corralling COVID-19 has been a success because South Dakota has not reached the number of hospitalizations and deaths forecast by the worst-case scenario she presented in early March.

  • Care about those around you – wear a mask

    I have watched with consternation and dismay – and, yes, sadness – at the happenings in my home state. I think back to March when so many of us willingly stayed home. We sewed masks for our essential workers, family and friends and checked if our neighbors had enough toilet paper.

  • Dealing with loss a difficult process

    As you get older, there’s a tendency to lose things: your hair; your athletic physique; your phone; your vocabulary; your memory. When you finish combing your hair, the comb always has strands of something gray.

  • Being thankful

    James Crews is the editor of a very timely anthology entitled “Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection,” published by Green Writers Press.

  • ‘Defund the Police’ and the damage done

    Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase “defund the police”?

  • Giving South Dakotans a voice in Washington

    Recently, I was humbled to have been reelected by my colleagues to serve as the Republican whip, or assistant majority leader, the second-highest position in Senate Republican leadership.

  • Catholic beliefs and Catholic responsibility

    “Are you celebrating?” The Uber driver’s question took me a little off-guard. And then he may have gotten an earful from me. He was talking about the election. And my answer was “no.”

  • Step it up, governor

    It really is time for our governor to look at the science and the data and stop feeding misinformation to the public.

  • What’s the state of the union? We’re worn out

    WASHINGTON – This city and this country, are, in a word, exhausted.

  • Some unique things to be thankful for

    When it comes to our unique holiday of Thanksgiving, I think we all can see past the turkey and trimmings to what it’s all about.

  • We’re (still) all in this together

    Over the last week, we have received good reason to be hopeful about COVID-19 in 2021. Both Pfizer and Moderna shared preliminary trial data that their vaccines have shown very high efficacy rates.

  • Noem should lead by example

    The Speakout submitted by Kristi Noem dated Monday, Nov. 16, highlights the visits she made around the state.

  • Help for memorial ship project would be appreciated

    With thoughts of Veterans Day still fresh in our minds, I do hope that everyone took a meditating moment to thank the vets and their families for their many sacrifices. It has been through their efforts that we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. We are truly indebted to each one.

  • Biden prepares, White House ignores reality

    WASHINGTON – We always knew President Trump had an embarrassing, immature tendency to act like a petulant, spoiled child when he didn’t get his way.

  • An American life: A life of purpose

    So endeth one of the great American lives.

  • 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.