Additional Articles

  • COVID has a big effect on Biden’s presidency

    President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency.

  • Thune columns miss the mark

    U.S. Sen. John Thune’s recent guest columns appearing in The Brookings Register warrant responses.

  • Mississippi aiming to take down Roe v. Wade

    Is the Supreme Court going to overrule Roe v. Wade? That’s the question raised by a Mississippi abortion case soon to come before court.

  • History is full of Americans hating each other

    The American Problem is writ large in the small print of the latest Gallup poll: Twice as many Republicans as Democrats trust the police. Twice as many Democrats as Republicans trust the public schools. Twice as many Republicans as Democrats trust organized religion. Twice as many Democrats as Republicans trust organized labor.

  • Windy ponders wildfires

    “Some idiot started it,” Windy said, parking himself at the philosophy counter here at the Mule Barn truck stop. “Couldn’t hardly respirate myself this here mornin.’”

  • Military preparedness is crucial

    Rev. Carl Kline’s longstanding opposition to U.S. military funding resurfaced recently with his denunciation of the U.S. Pentagon budget for being “No. 1 globally…. three times larger than China and 10 times larger than Russia” (Register 6-28-21).

  • Get vaccinated: Jesus would get jabbed

    In the Book of Matthew, Jesus is asked: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” He answers: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” But the second admonition, Jesus adds, “is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

  • Ready, set, code!

    Some of my favorite memories growing up was when school closed for a snow day. But watching the snow pile up outside while waiting for news from the Pierre school district was agonizing as a young kid.

  • Pope stokes flames of Catholic worship wars

    The message to Catholic traditionalists in Southwest England was blunt, yet pointed.

  • The flamboyantly pious have further to fall

    Perhaps you recall the eminent “Judge Starr” of Republican legend and song, a pious Christian avatar of justice and sexual propriety.

  • The wreckage of a ‘cultural genocide’

    Nine Native American children finally came home to their Dakota soil recently.

  • A spending spree at South Dakotans’ expense

    If you’ve noticed the cost of everyday items going up lately, you aren’t imagining it. Inflation, which describes consumers’ purchasing power and the price of goods, grew in June to its highest level in 13 years.

  • The power of one for good is crucial

    If anyone should symbolize the power of one life, it should be Jesus. Unfortunately, much of the Christian community has so divinized his life, potential followers are unable to see his life as a model for their own. His teaching and healing and sacrifice are observed and revered, but not followed.

  • Worrisome

    There is noth­ing quite like the relief of good news from the doc­tors.

  • Warm welcome for soccer team appreciated

    On July 17 and 18, I had the extreme pleasure of being an assistance coach for the Rising Stars U-14 soccer team out of Sioux Falls.

  • Great places

    In the past when Americans were planning their vacations, their top destinations were always beaches and big cities. For the first time in decades, that’s changing. Now, the American people want to visit the great outdoors. They want to see beautiful parks and small towns that remind them how life used to be. Well, South Dakota has that in spades.

  • 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.