Opinions

Political Voices: Families helping families


Every year, as a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I have the privilege of nominating a person or a family for the Angels in Adoption Award. It recognizes the outstanding contributions of the men and women – moms and dads – across the country who have chosen to adopt or foster children who are in need. In normal […]

2020 has shown us why America needs journalists


There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however, waiting until October 4-10 and National Newspaper Week has been difficult, because the coronavirus pandemic and a variety of major news events across our […]

Endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States of America


My name is Harold Frazier and I am currently serving as the Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I am officially endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States of America and I am asking that everyone vote for Joe Biden this election. Over the course of many years I have had the opportunity to experience what it […]

Home Improvement tips


Greetings everyone and thank you for your continued support of this column. This week I will cover some appliance replacement and maintenance tips. Stove and Range Hoods Cooking area hoods are an important part of keeping your home safe and healthy, as well as free from excessive grease build up. The standard distance from your range top to bottom of […]

Political Voices: The PRICE is Right


Throughout my first two years in Congress, I’ve heard from cattle producers struggling with a volatile market and unpredictable pricing. It’s no secret to our producers – the 2019 Holcomb fire and COVID-19 disrupted the cattle market and exposed cracks in our supply chain. Last year, after urging from Agriculture state members like myself, Senator Thune, and Senator Rounds, the […]

Political Voices: The kind of Supreme Court justice all americans should want


I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the president’s nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. I can say with confidence that she is everything you could want in someone who would serve on our nation’s highest court. She was first in her class in law school. She clerked for a circuit court judge […]

The mail-in ballot ruckus


President Trump has painted a picture of a nation flooded with illegally cast unsolicited ballots, while encouraging mail-in voting in Florida and other states where it has benefitted Republicans in the past. Before the coronavirus, I worked the polls at Landmark Hall for nine years. The system doesn’t work that way. All states except Nebraska and Maine cast electoral ballots […]

Home and garden tips


Greetings everyone, I hope your gardening and home projects are going well. We are officially in the fall season now so I will be transitioning to more home improvement and repair tips for the season, but also will have some tips and ideas for our greenhouse gardeners and indoor growers. I know of a couple of West Coast garden groups […]

Political Voices: Adult Supervision


I come from a big family – a good Catholic family! I’m the oldest of eleven kids – Mike, Mick (Michele), Doc (Dennis), Doug, Tim, Dan, Tom, Pat, Steve, Scott and Jamie. We grew up together in Pierre and no matter what we did, whether it was exploring the hills north of Pierre or wandering the neighborhood, we always made […]

Political Voices: My Constitutional Duty


Ruth Bader Ginsburg served with distinction on the Supreme Court for more than 25 years, and she embraced the law at a time when being a woman meant a constant uphill battle. She was involved in some of the court’s most memorable exchanges and was always able to disagree with her colleagues without indicting their character. Justice Ginsburg could disagree […]


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