Additional Articles

  • Canadian city’s 1919 general strike has lessons for today

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Why should we care today about a general strike in a faraway city on the remote Canadian plains exactly a century ago? Why should the fact that it lasted six weeks and involved 36,000 strikers – or even that it produced at least four novels – interrupt our preoccupations with American travails: a presidential impeachment, a race for the White House or even our absorption in this week’s NFL schedule?

  • Support the Protect Access to Cellular Transplant Act

    I survived leukemia because a young man, a stranger to me, donated his blood stem cells to save my life!

  • Thoughts on the I-29 interchange

    Well city council, you finally did it, after numerous attempts. $22.7 million of taxpayers’ money is to be spent on a strip of concrete.

  • ‘Dreamers’ deserve a life of certainty in the U.S.

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court conducted yet another review this week of President Trump’s attempts to end the undocumented immigrant program aimed at letting young people known as “Dreamers” stay in the U.S.

  • Cui bono? Vladimir Putin est, utique

    As long as we’re using Latin legal jargon to explain Donald Trump’s odd adventures in Ukraine, there’s an even better phrase than quid pro quo. It’s cui bono, which translates roughly as “who benefits?”

  • Thoughts on a shopping trip: Babes in toyland

    If you know anything about children and cats, you know they are one thing: fastidious.

  • The threat of superbugs on the global population

    Medical science has advanced so far that we’ve long come to expect that just about any illness can be treated.

  • Open hearts, open homes

    Family is more about what’s in your heart than your blood stream. I’ve believed that for a long time. Adoption has had an incredible impact on my life. I grew up with a foster brother, and I’ve been so blessed with several adopted nieces and nephews who’ve brought sunshine and a new kind of love into our family. Adoption is beautiful. It’s a miracle. It’s lifechanging.

  • Shadows on the wall

    Shadow play is among the few free entertainments left, and it must go on delighting children all around the globe. Derek N. Otsuji lives in Hawaii, and here’s his reminiscence.

  • Has hatred become a conservative principle?

    I got a letter from our governor the other day. She sent it to me because I am “someone who has steadfastly defended our conservative principles.” Thank you Governor Noem. Most people are too blindly partisan to understand my conservative values.

  • My time in the Middle East

    During any given week on the U.S. House Floor, I will vote on a variety of legislative topics – from stopping bad robocalls to public lands development – I’ve voted on it.

  • A vote of no confidence for Democratic candidates

    The Democrats are in trouble, and they know it.

  • No, Michael Bloomberg will not save the Democrats

    WARNING: Parts of this column may bear strong resemblance to my earlier columns when Michael Bloomberg toyed with running for president, because with Bloomberg, history has a way of repeating itself.

  • Searching for saints on Google – and in real life

    Day after day, Catholics return from sobering hospital visits and type these terms into search engines: “cancer” and “patron saint.”

  • Love for children: More than enough to go around

    Four-hundred forty-two thousand: That’s roughly the number of children in foster care in America.

  • Brookings has much to offer football fans

    The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan must be very worried about the Dakota Dome losing the High School Football Championships after they are played at Dkyhouse Stadium this week.

  • Supporting veterans every day

    In South Dakota, we support our veterans every day of the year, not just on Veterans Day. Veterans actually make up 10 percent of our state’s population! Nearly all of us have a friend or family member who served, or you’re a veteran yourself.

  • Pipelines should focus more on prevention

    We’ve heard this story before. During the endless battle over oil pipelines, a spill occurs on an existing line. Opponents say it’s an example that pipelines inevitably leak and that no more of them should be built. Supporters of pipelines say the leak was a good example that they can be found quickly, the flow stopped and spilled oil cleaned up quickly.

  • A journey to the edge of the world

    “Did you read the paper from the city today?” asked Steve. The rest of us shook our heads no. Most everything pertaining to us occurs on the pages of the Valley Weekly Miracle or is deliberately excluded for the same reason.

  • 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.