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  • Money changes everything: Beyond Citizens United

    WASHINGTON – Ten years ago, an earthquake rumbled through this city and then beyond the Capital Beltway, sending shock waves into presidential politics and even into the state legislatures. It changed the way candidates campaigned and almost certainly altered who won those campaigns.

  • Wiik: Much work to do in Pierre

    The speeches are done and the bills are beginning to roll up online. The 2020 Legislative Session is underway. We have many topics to discuss, and there is room for all of them.

  • Poll finds steadfast support for Biden among African Americans

    WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden is the leading choice of 48% of all black voters seeking to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a national Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

  • Hillary Clinton’s dubious distinction

    So here’s the good news: For all their assiduous efforts, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have failed to fully weaponize the U.S. criminal justice system.

  • Reed: 95th session starts in Pierre

    The 95th South Dakota legislative session has started. During the first week of session the Legislature is organized and we get started working on bills for the session. We also hear from the governor on the State of State, the chief justice on the State of the Judiciary, and a chairman of one of the Native American tribes on issues important to the tribes.

  • Mills: Session gets under way

    Ready or not, the 95th session of the South Dakota Legislature is under way. The first week includes a lot of organizational items, along with important addresses by key government leaders.

  • Does our president deserve to stay in office?

    It’s a sad and tragic time in the U.S.A. An impeachment trial in the Senate is underway. Democrat or Republican, one can only grieve that the political situation has become so desperate that we have reached this critical event.

  • South Dakota is open for business

    While I was growing up, my dad often talked about building a better tomorrow. He dreamed of all four of his kids being able to stay on the family ranch if we wanted to. Whether that was developing the family farm and ranch into something all of us kids could one day work on or instilling godly values in us that we could one day pass those along to our kids, at the end of the day, he just wanted to give the next generation an opportunity to thrive.

  • ‘Burning of the Beetle’

    Since 2014, every January marks the “Burning of the Beetle” in Custer, South Dakota. What’s turned into a fun tradition and artistic celebration, stemmed from a bleak time in the Black Hills.

  • As witness fight rages, whistleblower fades away

    With a Senate impeachment trial likely just days away, President Trump and Democrats are locked in a cycle of mutual trolling over whether the trial should include testimony from witnesses.

  • Lessons for today from 75 years ago

    The 75th anniversary of S-Day, Jan. 9, 1945, passed this year with little of the media coverage given D-day. Yet it involved the landing of some 203,600 troops on a 20-mile stretch of beaches on Lingayen Gulf in northern Luzon, Philippines.

  • Facing the ties between difficult ‘pro-life’ issues

    It’s hard to talk about the horrors of human trafficking – including young women and children forced into the sex trade – without mentioning the I-10 corridor across northern Florida and over to California.

  • 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.