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The news frequently includes stories about China’s increasing role on the international stage. The Belt and Road Initiative launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping originally envisioned …

Columnist Terry Mattingly

The penitent crafted the perfect sin to confess to a virtual priest: “Bless me father, for I have sinned. ... I have had anger in my heart about the deployment of AI chatbots in inappropriate …

Other Views

The news recently that the Justice Department plans to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug is most welcome. But very, very late in coming. President Biden promised during the 2020 …

Columnist Gene Lyons

Probably by the time this column appears in print, Donald Trump will have made some sort of tone-deaf remark about his would-be running mate’s bizarre story about executing a dog with a …

Columnist David Shribman

VERO BEACH, Fla. — The lion has lain down with the lamb. The lion, of course, is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a former president himself, now confined during weekdays …

Columnist Carl Kline

I’m glad some are raising their voices and interrupting life as usual. Leave it to the younger generation to tire of body bags, and crying malnourished children looking for their mothers, and …

Speakout

As I have watched the news the last few days, I feel called to address the current situation which has been occurring on college campuses across the country. I am at a loss to understand what is …

Other Views

Tourism once again demonstrated its value to South Dakota last year, and the local economy also benefited, which was no surprise. A story in the April 30 edition of the Press & Dakotan …

Other Views

A good response to the troubling trend of restricting access to books is making its way through the 2024 Minnesota Legislature. Now part of the education policy conference committee bill, the smart …

Columnist Slim Randles

“Happy May Day!” said Delbert McLain, our self-appointed, undisputed, and unpaid head of our non-existent chamber of commerce. He wears a tie. Here, in this town. ‘Nuf said. …

Columnist Byron York

“The election is clearly changing now, moving towards Biden,” the influential Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg declared on March 26. “The Biden bump is real.” For …

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Commentary

Cricket might have turned out to be a fine hunting dog, or just a good companion. We’ll never know, because Kristi Noem killed her with a shot years ago that is now being heard around the …

Columnist Terry Mattingly

During his 2,454 days in captivity — between strategic moves among 20 or more hiding places in Lebanon — journalist Terry Anderson was often allowed by Hezbollah leaders to read a Bible. …

Columnist Gene Lyons

Time was, and it wasn’t that long ago, when Hollywood gifted us with epic films depicting heroic high school boys (and cute girls) fighting guerilla actions against invading Russian armies. …

Columnist David Shribman

“Necessity is the mother of invention” (probably Plato). “I have seen the future and it works” (Lincoln Steffens). “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring …

Columnist Carl Kline

There are some friends, when we speak with them, laughter comes easy. We either have a history of mischief to recall (or perhaps to pursue), or comedic situations we unexpectedly shared. We know each …

Other Views

We encourage our readers to take the time to do a bit of research and reading to better understand what it means to live with autism. Autism can be difficult to define because Autism Spectrum …

Other Views

The U.S. — and the Republican Party — dodged a geopolitical disaster recently with the House passage of military aid to allies in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific. But the moment …

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