Opinion
Columnist David Shribman

LINN COUNTY, Iowa — The sap is running in Iowa and New Hampshire. No, not that guy. Besides, the Iowa and New Hampshire presidential contests were two months ago. This is a different …

Columnist Carl Kline

After several years in campus ministry at SDSU, I was given the opportunity for a leave of absence. It enabled me to do some things there simply wasn’t time to do before. Ministry can be a …

SpeakOut

During my teaching tenure at SDSU I taught an undergraduate course titled American Political Issues. The course included a discussion of several leading U.S. public issues of the time including …

Commentary

On a warm, mid-August afternoon in 2018, a group of newspaper publishers and editors gathered at the meeting room of the South Dakota Newspaper Association in Brookings. They were there to question …

Columnist Byron York

How do presidential candidacies start? Most begin with the ambitions of one person — one governor or senator or, in Donald Trump’s case, one real estate mogul and reality TV star who …

South Dakota Editorial Roundup

Editor's note: This editorial appeared in the Yankton Press & Dakotan on March 11. A proposal by the U.S. Postal Service  that would downgrade the processing and distribution centers at …

Columnist Terry Mattingly

Year after year, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees includes a Vatican sermon with the pope quoting the words of Jesus, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” or similar messages …

Columnist David Shribman

One of them looks old; the other looks older. One of them faced a nomination challenge from one of his presidential appointees; the other faces continual calls to step away from the campaign. One of …

Columnist Carl Kline

I’m thinking sports this morning for a couple of reasons. One is, both the SDSU men and women won their first games of the Summit League Tournament. There’s a good chance they can both …

Commentary

In politics, just like in comedy, timing is everything. Consider this timeline: • On Saturday, Feb. 24, Former President Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican primary. …

Columnist Byron York

President Donald Trump’s victory in the Supreme Court 14th Amendment case, together with delay and disorder in the criminal cases against him, has set off panic among Democrats who hoped to use …

Life just never stops throwing you lessons out of nowhere. Sometimes a half-beat too late. I say this because I got engaged last weekend. And I solicited and received a lot of advice in the …

Speakout

There are people who want a Christian United States of America. House Speaker Mike Johnson, for example, has proclaimed that America is and was founded as a Christian nation and that Thomas Jefferson …

Columnist Terry Mattingly

Security cameras at St. Columba Catholic Church in Brooklyn showed five people, in the dead of night, trying to force their way inside. When they failed, the suspects settled for breaking a …

Speakout

A recent Reuters/Ipsos survey found that 55% of potential voters, including 51 % of GOP voters, would not support Donald Trump in the November election if he were convicted of any of the 91 felony …

Commentary

  Throughout the recent past, Republicans in the South Dakota Legislature have had a tempestuous relationship with Medicaid expansion. When the federal government offered a way to expand …

Columnist David Shribman

What if President Joe Biden opened his upcoming State of the Union address this way: On this Hill which was my home, I am stirred by old friendships. Though total agreement between the …

Speakout

Before I tell you this story I would like to assure you that 98 percent of it is true. It attempts to adhere to Native American writer N. Scott Momaday’s belief that a memoir is our best idea …

Curmudgeon's Corner

To anyone to who has been following the messages of Gov. Kristi Noem, especially residents of Texas and South Dakota, I offer the following interpretation (with apologies to George M. Cohan) of what …

Columnist Carl Kline

I’m trying hard to understand what is called “Christian Nationalism.” I always thought the United States was founded to be a religiously inclusive country, without any state …

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