Lawmakers Look to Make ‘Super Majorities’ the Rule
PIERRE - Raising the bar to require a super majority is simply undemocratic.
South Dakota Legislature Looks to Amend Abortion Law
PIERRE - Despite the ongoing legal challenge to the existing forced waiting period and anti-abortion consultation law, the South Dakota Senate is poised to double down.
Are South Dakota Legislators Suffering from Battered Government Syndrome?
PIERRE - The willing self-victimization here is appalling. It is akin to a battered spouse making a special meal so their abusive partner won’t leave them.
GOP: The Fairy Tale Party
WASHINGTON - So here is what we now know about today’s Republican party: they believe in magic.
Struggling Seniors Set to Win One, Lose One
WASHINGTON - First the good news: the Obama Administration has indicated through the White House Press Secretary that it will not agree to increase the eligibility age for Medicare as part of the upcoming sequester negotiations.
Congress, Not the Internet to Blame for Postal Woes
WASHINGTON - By now you have probably heard that the US Postal Service is ending Saturday delivery of first-class mail in order to cut some of its financial losses. What you might not know is that Congress is the cause of most of those losses.
Debate Over Military Drone Strikes Divides Democrats
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration’s appointment of John Brennan to serve as director of the CIA has brought to the fore some troubling questions about the rationale for lethal drone strikes. These questions are also exposing a political divide on the left.
Senate Bill Will Not Address Teacher Shortage in South Dakota
PIERRE - If the Governor and the legislature want to do more than put a band-aid on this problem, they are going to have to address the larger problem.
Stone Age Politics: House Kills Medical Marijuana Bill
PIERRE - There is a multitude of anecdotal evidence of marijuana’s beneficial medical uses, however the federal government continues to treat it as a substance with no redeeming medical value.
Immigration Reform Will Have Impact Close to Home
Due to the attractive local economic climate, many Sioux Falls area residents either will be, or know someone who will be, directly affected by immigration legislation.