South Dakota

Contest! Sinatra And…South Dakota?
It's Blue America contest time again and that means you have a chance to own a piece of rare, very collectible music history... and help elect a more Progressive Congress at the same time! Read more...
GOP Lawmaker: KKK-owned Businesses Deserve Right To Ban Blacks And Gays
South Dakota state Sen. Phil Jensen (R) believes that a recently-killed bill that would have let companies discriminate against LGBT people should have also let businesses owners in the Ku Klux Klan refuse service to African-Americans. Read more...
Who Will Actually Fix The ACA-- Thom Tillis (R-NC) Or Rick Weiland (D-SD)?
North Carolina's hapless Republican Senate primary frontrunner, Speaker Thom Tillis, is the perfect example of the bind Republican candidates find themselves in when trying to deal with repealing the Affordable Care Act. Read more...
Fox News 'Misreport' Leads To School Officials Threatened To Be 'Lined Up And Shot'
A school board member in South Dakota is calling on Fox News to apologize because he says an erroneous report led to threats that officials be "lined up and shot" over the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more...
Morning Open Thread
Randy Halverson, from Kennebec, pieces his still photographs together to showcase the stars and moon set against breathtaking colorful views of the sky. Read more...

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SD Ranchers Want To Know: Where's The Government They Voted Against?
Talk about low-information voters! Read more...
I have been bemused for many years by the peculiar mindset represented by DC centrism. I have written about it a number of times over the years, in my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Revolution-Best-America-Came/dp/0470395117">The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be</a></em>, and in many of my blog posts. DC Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. For example, cutting Social Security, something 80% of Americans oppose, is a classic example of DC centrism. Another example is focusing obsessively about the deficit while ignoring new measures to create jobs, which is the reverse of what voters want the government to focus on. Bailing out, and now subsidizing, the Too Big To Fail banks is yet another example. And these 3 examples really just scratch the surface- there are so many ways that DC Centrism is different from what the centrist position of real voters is. Read more...
I have found it far more satisfying to be about helping working people through issue fights than in helping candidates -- who may or may not help them someday. Read more...
A single provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been playing a key role on the election front this year. Section 5 has blocked photo voter-ID laws, prohibited reduced early-voting periods in parts of Florida and just Tuesday barred new redistricting maps in Texas. Read more...
Politics Past - The 1952 California Primaries
Politics Past - The 1952 California Primaries. A radio documentary on the upcoming California and South Dakota primaries with the candidates, the delegates and the voters. Interviews with California political notables and analysis of the turn-out and vote. Read more...