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Man pleads guilty in Salem drug store theft
Platte golf course vandalized early Sunday morning
Area organizations receive more than $13K worth of grants
High school activities association starts search for executive director
High school association directors restructure its financial committee
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
Wahlen ready to orchestrate Kernel offense
Winner ready to repeat
Canistota football team ready for 9AA challenge
Inaugural Kernel Bowl set to be a success
Thursday's volleyball match is Booster Club night
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Educators should encourage dual credit program
DUFFET: Paying for College and the Clinton New College Compact
MISKIMINS: Phillips helping, contributing in her hometown
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
April 7, 2014
THOMAS: ABCs of school choice
When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice (edchoice.org). The foundation has just released a small book titled, “The ABCs...
April 7, 2014 - 7:07am
March 24, 2014
THOMAS: Putin, Russia openly mocking US
What is it about Western leaders from Neville Chamberlain to George W. Bush who want to find good in men of bad character? Acting as if he were endowed by special insight bestowed upon no one else, President George W. Bush declared in 2001 that he had looked Vladimir Putin in the...
March 24, 2014 - 7:47am
March 17, 2014
THOMAS: Huffington Post founder challenges society on what ‘Thrive’ really means
Every year we are subjected to lists. Forbe’s magazine lists the world’s wealthiest individuals. Time magazine lists the most “infl uential” people, though real influence is diffi cult to define or quantify. What I’ve never seen is a list of satisfied people, much less...
March 17, 2014 - 8:19am
March 3, 2014
THOMAS: Humility, balance needed in freedom of religion, speech
Conservative Christians should not be in the condemnation business, but in the restoration business. The biblical thing to do for the Oregon cake business was to bake the cake for the gay couple.
March 3, 2014 - 10:14am
February 10, 2014
THOMAS: ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ vs. Academy’s ethics
In a world where Woody Allen can get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes at the same time his adopted daughter accuses him of sexually abusing her when she was a child (Allen has repeatedly denied it), and where a film “The Wolf of Wall Street” sets a record for...
February 10, 2014 - 6:48am
January 14, 2014
THOMAS: Every government agency should justify budget, very existence
French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality — sort of. On New Year’s Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France have become “too heavy, much too...
January 14, 2014 - 7:26am
THOMAS: Kennedy, Huxley and C.S. Lewis
Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel “Brave New World,” and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Lewis who not only was the...
November 14, 2013 - 7:57pm
November 7, 2013
THOMAS: Is Christie the one?
Last August before a closed meeting of Republican leaders in Boston, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey said, “We are not a debating society. We are a political operation that needs to win.” Tuesday night, Christie won. Big time. In one of the nation’s bluest states, Christie...
November 7, 2013 - 8:36pm
October 21, 2013
THOMAS: Lenders should 'just say no,' stop underwriting US debt
The fiasco in Washington over the partial government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and deepening animosity between Republicans and Democrats (and Republicans and Republicans), has left many asking if there is any way out of this bitter, endless cycle. There may be. The Financial...
October 21, 2013 - 11:21pm
August 20, 2013
CAL THOMAS: A constitutional cure for what ails us
When I studied the U.S. Constitution in school, I learned that for a bill to become law it first had to be introduced in either the House or the Senate. Today, a cynic might say for a bill to become law a member of Congress must first be introduced to a lobbyist. Much of government's...
August 20, 2013 - 8:13am
August 6, 2013
CAL THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank
AMSTERDAM -- On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family's hiding place atop Anne's father's business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public. Anne and her family...
August 6, 2013 - 7:03am
July 29, 2013
THOMAS: Losing faith in government
Now for some good news, and it has nothing to do with the birth of the royal baby. According to a USA Today/Bipartisan Policy Center poll,...
July 29, 2013 - 7:57am
July 9, 2013
THOMAS: Independence Day plus 237
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." -- John...
July 9, 2013 - 7:47am
May 21, 2013
THOMAS: Tyranny no longer 'lurking'
Given last week's revelation that the IRS targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, it's worth recalling President Obama's Ohio...
May 21, 2013 - 7:24am
April 15, 2013
THOMAS: Britain's hateful politics
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has prompted reactions from Britain's far left that...
April 15, 2013 - 8:45pm