Additional Articles

  • Retail giants crumble as COVID-19 effects sink in

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy is tanking faster than one can say “Donald Trump.” The U.S. Commerce Department says it shrank by 9.5% between April and June.

  • President Donald Trump and the U.S. Postal Service

    To hobble the U.S. Postal Service under the guise of “treating it like a business” is to undermine public confidence in yet another vital American institution at exactly the time when confidence is most needed, as much of the nation prepares to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election.

  • The National Museum of the American Latino

    Latino influence in the United States is everywhere. It takes the shape of farmworkers’ rights, civil rights reporting and Supreme Court representation. The toil of Latino labor is in the food that we eat and the names that line our streets. It precedes the foundation of this country, yet the recognition often gets overlooked if not erased entirely.

  • Giving students a challenge

    South Dakota is home to outstanding universities and technical colleges that are leading the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields that so many students are pursuing. These students have an opportunity to receive a first-class education right here in South Dakota.

  • ‘Drinking the Kool-Aid’ takes on a whole new meaning

    Rule One in every cult is to ignore everybody except Dear Leader.

  • The coronavirus and children

    Think children don’t spread the novel coronavirus? A camp in Georgia suggests otherwise.

  • An optimistic outlook

    Recently, when I was in Sioux Falls to discuss reopening schools with parents and superintendents, I saw a great bulletin board in a fourth-grade classroom.

  • Entering a world of wonder through books

    One advantage of being an elder and mostly retired is you have time for reading. Add a pandemic to it and there is a lot of time for reading.

  • What a pain

    Twelve percent of the population have migraines, and that’s about 500,000 of you, based upon our current readership in print and online.

  • Herd fear or herd immunity?

    It is a false choice that fear of COVID is amplified over data and science in August 2020.

  • Why the talk of canceling the debates?

    There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. And the third will be on Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville.

  • That’s the power of love

    “John Lewis believed in the Lord, he believed in humanity and he believed in America. He’s been called an American saint, a believer willing to give up everything, even life itself, to bear witness to the truth that drove him all his life. That we could build a world of peace and justice, harmony and dignity and love. And the first crucial step on that journey was the recognition that all people are born in the image of God, and carry a spark of the divine in them.”

  • The Khaleej Times on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

    In times of adversity it is incumbent upon brother nations and, indeed, the whole world to share the grief and the burden of the loss. What happened in Beirut is a disaster of huge proportions ... and constitutes one of the largest explosions recorded in human history.

  • Who owns the Northwest Passage?

    This time last year, the temperature in Nunavut, the faraway Canadian land of massive ice floes and tundra islands that comprise the Arctic archipelago, soared above 73 degrees for the first time.

  • Be proud of our youth

    Last week I was in Brookings for the first time in a few years. I was there for my grandmother’s funeral.

  • Good axe work

    Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder.

  • The patient got the win

    With all eyes focused on the pandemic, whether or not kids will head back to school in August, and concerns about unemployment, it’s easy to miss the wins of the week.

  • 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.