Additional Articles

  • An open letter to Rep. Dusty Johnson

    Dear Representative Johnson, I appreciated the sentiment in your July 24 newsletter about how “Politicians Are People, Too.”

  • A difficult task

    S.C. Hahn is an American poet now living in Stockholm where, as you’ll see, it can be every bit as hard to get out of bed after an operation as it is here.

  • Our leaders have let us down in a time of crisis

    The July 23, 2020, edition of The Brookings Register included another in the endless series of the Kristy, Dusty, Mike and John “Great News for Modern Republicans” columns.

  • Judge ordering journalist to turn over unpublished content, including photos, to police

    A King County judge’s order that The Seattle Times and other media must turn over unpublished content to the police is a blow to independent journalism.

  • Biden VP search underscores the fact that he’s too old

    An article in Politico got a lot of buzz in Washington, D.C., by reporting that Sen. Kamala Harris might not be a very strong front-runner, or even a front-runner at all, in the Democratic vice presidential selection race.

  • ‘If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy’

    BROOKINGS – The above headline should be recognized and appreciated by every married man reading this column. It’s a truism that I hadn’t given much thought to recently until stumbling around the Internet looking for something I could cobble together for a column.

  • Thirty years of access for those with disabilities

    PITTSBURGH – Some 83 years ago, a group of disgruntled Americans organized a sit-in at a broom shop here. There were 107 of them, and their spokesman said, “We are only asking for our legal rights.”

  • When an old mule creates a big mess

    Dud and I had just about finished solving the problems on page one and were about to start solving sports dilemmas when Bert mumbled something.

  • Making sure the U.S. military remains the best in the world

    This year marks the 60th consecutive year that the U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act – or NDAA. The NDAA is one of the most important pieces of legislation we pass each year, as it authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.

  • A good neighbor

    The Bible talks much about being a good neighbor. It tells us to love your neighbor as yourself.

  • Trump’s tone appears to shift amid a beleagured summer

    WASHINGTON – President Trump doesn’t seem to fully understand how the coronavirus has infected millions and claimed the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans.

  • Special times at a special place

    Recently our family took a collective breather at Lake Itasca State Park in north central Minnesota. It was our first time there. We camped. We hiked. We biked. We kayaked. And we learned why the pesky mosquito is Minnesota’s state bird – a joke that’s no joke.

  • Act of respect appreciated

    On Thursday, July 23, I was made aware of an act of great respect. This was the day we buried our mother, Mary Parsley.

  • What about patriotism?

    I read with interest Mr. Burns’ comments on July 20, on our president’s third of July rally at Mt Rushmore.

  • Alligator hide recommended gear for journalists

    When it comes to self-promotion, you’ve got to hand it to Bari Weiss. Her trenchant resignation letter from The New York Times has generated a whole lot more attention than her columns ever did.

  • Recent hacking of several high-profile Twitter accounts

    “Tough day for us at Twitter,” company chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted last Wednesday, after several high-profile accounts on his site were hacked. This was an understatement.

  • South Dakota’s future remains bright

    Since my time in Congress, I’ve had a good relationship with President Trump and his administration. We worked on tax reform together, he helped bring back fireworks to Mount Rushmore earlier this month, and he and his team have been instrumental in helping us secure the supplies we have needed to battle COVID-19.

  • An American life: A life of purpose

    So endeth one of the great American lives.

  • 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.