A Plea to the Tea Party: Stand on Principle! [OPINION]
Congress members are spending their August recess time holding town hall meetings and such back in their home states. If there is one message to take out of the footage of Republicans meeting with their constituents, it is that the Tea Partiers are dissatisfied.
Culture Clash – Have Democrats Lost Their Way? [OPINION]
Despite the Republicans doing everything they can to marginalize themselves, the 2014 prospects for the Democratic Party don’t look good.
Right to Disenfranchise [OPINION]
The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act has opened up a fairly predictable can of worms.
Pope My Ride [OPINION]
From the credit where credit is due department, Pope Francis is practicing what he preaches. He has ditched the luxury cars favored by his predecessors, and has been traveling in a Ford Focus.
Politics of Justice [OPINION]
There have been a number of big criminal cases since the advent of the 24 news cycle that has turned them into media circuses, but the only real comparison to the George Zimmerman trial is the O.J. Simpson verdict.
Back to the Future – Mayor Mike Huether’s Capital Improvement Plan [OPINION]
The Mayor of Sioux Falls, Mike Huether, has released a $429 million capital improvements plan for the next four years.
Corporate Traitors – Tax Avoidance is Not Patriotism [COMMENTARY]
A just released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report tells us what we already knew. Our most profitable corporations are tax dodgers.
Farm Bill Divides South Dakota’s Senators
In what passes for a bipartisan vote in today’s US Senate, the $100 billion dollar a year farm bill was passed by a tally of 66 to 27.
Column: A Vote for Convenience
Tuesday’s school board election for Sioux Falls may have had a measly 3.7% turnout, but lack of convenience is certainly not to blame.
Column: The Ideological Echo Chamber
Unsurprisingly, given all the Washington DC related news last week, most of the discussion during my stint guest co-hosting View Point University revolved around scandals and controversies.