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Like most Americans, I was shocked and angered by the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump at an otherwise peaceful event in Pennsylvania. I am relieved that he was not seriously …

Columnist Slim Randles

The evening was one of those that come back to you time after time, year after long year. It comes back and whispers of how good life can be when you’re well fed, enjoying life, and a good …

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Americans received a sobering reminder of the threat that political violence poses to our democracy. It is a mercy that Donald Trump was not seriously injured by gunfire at an evening campaign rally …

Columnist David Shribman

It’s the most underrated but perhaps the most potent element in politics: luck. Trump was born to riches. He skated through college, transformed millions into billions, won celebrity in …

Columnist Gene Lyons

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich Nietzsche famously wrote. “And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss …

Commentary

It was just a year ago that this space was used to question Gannett’s business plan for its newspapers in South Dakota. A declining amount of local news in the Gannett papers — the Sioux …

Columnist Carl Kline

My latest before-bed reading is the first novel of Lancali, pen name for Lou-Andrea Callewaert. The title is, “I Fell in Love with Hope.” It’s a story of several young friends …

Columnist Slim Randles

Life is kinda like a corrugated, washboard ranch road, I believe. You give anything enough time and experience and you’ll find that warts and scars and grooves will get worn in it. The down …

Columnist Byron York

MILWAUKEE — Former President Donald Trump once privately told associates that the problem he faced selecting a running mate was that the field of potential partners did not include a no-brainer …

Speakout

The recent Trump vs U.S. ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding presidential absolute immunity from criminal liability in the performance of core constitutional powers and a presumption of …

Columnist Terry Mattingly

After he decided to kick heroin, the young Robert F. Kennedy Jr tried to think about daily life in a totally different way. Rather than trusting his willpower to do the right thing for a whole …

Other Views

The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning Donald Trump. These cases matter. But the bigger picture is in how the …

Commentary

It’s enough to make a grown man cry. And one of my friends did just that during a recent school board meeting here in Rapid City as he was trying to offer public comment about a pending …

Columnist Gene Lyons

We’ll probably learn within a week or two whether President Joe Biden’s vow to persist in his 2024 candidacy will hold, or whether he’ll yield to what Democrats urging him to step …

Other Views

For voters who held out hope that President Biden’s failure to communicate during last month’s debate was an aberration, the intervening days have offered little comfort. Donald …

Columnist David Shribman

William Jennings Bryan called for Americans not to be crucified “upon a cross of gold” in 1896. Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in 1932. John Kennedy set out the New Frontier …

Letters to the Editor

As members of the Brookings Summer Arts Festival committee, we’ve watched our town come alive, year after year, with the buzz of our beloved festival. This isn't just an event; it’s …

Letters to the Editor

South Dakota State University’s Department of Animal Science, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, and the National Bison Association would like to highlight and thank Visit …

Speakout

In June, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will provide a commemorative urn or plaque for a deceased veteran. Families should note that if they select the new urn or plaque …

Columnist Slim Randles

When Windy Wilson joined us for coffee down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, we smiled. Windy doesn’t show up for too many of the b.s. coordinations and we think it’s because he …

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