To the Editor:
To the Editor: Sadly, we haven’t heard a peep out of our state’s governor of U.S. senators and representative about the recent white-supremacist blather of neighboring U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).
To the Editor: The proposed Senate legislation known as SB 55 is not about improving the teaching of science in South Dakota schools, as its language would deceitfully have us believe. It is about protecting teachers from consequence if they choose to teach religion in science classes under the guise of so-called "creation science."
To the Editor: Congratulations. We have elected a uniquely dangerous, know-nothing, fake-conservative-Republican opportunist to be our 45th president. Even more disturbing is that the minority of the electorate who voted for him apparently don't know or, worse, are so thrilled to win they couldn't care less about the grave existential risk he now poses to our democracy.
Years ago on an oppressively humid night in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I was out walking the streets, sweating in the sultry air, when I noticed some young guys strolling ahead. They had that certain graceful swing to their gaits, that certain chatty lilt to their voices that straight men immediately sense as peculiar. But I also was aware that I had seen these same exact guys before all over the world.
Francis offers positive model, even for non-religious.
It was 1968, and we McClintock High School Chargers were in the locker room psyching ourselves up for our first varsity basketball game of the season. I say "psyching," but what we were really doing was trying to keep our terror in its bottle.
Not everyone wants their children to have unbridled access to these wonders, which can have an unsettling, random tendency to turn youth away from their parents’ foundational ideas in many spheres of thought.
Civilization operates best when it can minimize evil.