Worth the Cost – Higher Electric Bills Are Worth It to Prevent Climate Change [OPINION]
No one likes the idea of paying more in the future for the same thing they are getting for less today, but in this case it would on balance be a good thing, if it is implemented properly.
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.
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: All the Wrong Outrage
It seems like what began as a week of three scandals has devolved into very little “there” being there.
Column: Recent Events Have People Longing for the Good Old Days, Which Weren’t All That Go…
The news coming out of Cleveland regarding the abduction, confinement, rape and torture of the three women that were released from the Castro home last week is truly startling. This is the type of information that makes us fundamentally question our society.
Column: Lone Star, No Oversight
The deaths resulting from the explosion of the West, Texas fertilizer plant were preventable, making them all the more tragic.
Column: Radicals, Fervor and Isms
The war on terrorism will never be the same, and that is a good thing.