| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
And now for something completely the same: another disgraced official staging a comeback. Eliot Spitzer, the former New York state governor, announced Sunday that he is running for New York City comptroller. You have to wonder if a sex scandal hasn't...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:42 AM
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Senate has passed a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.
The Senate voted 21-14 to pass the measure Wednesday. The bill now returns to the House for consideration of...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:38 AM
PIERRE, S.D. - Lawmakers in Pierre gave initial approval to a measure that adds hookah pipes to the state’s smoking ban.
In Rapid City a number of hookah shops allow patrons to smoke tobacco products out of the pipes. The shops cite a loophole in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:22 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The battle against mountain pine beetles will once again be a top priority for many in 2013. Wednesday the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board met and had a chance to touch bases with local lawmakers.
State Senator Craig...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:14 PM
This past weekend I drank a bottle of wine and watched the harrowing Oscar-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague,” which chronicles the story of AIDS activists in the late Eighties and early Nineties. (Normally, I reserve my bottle-...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 6:00 AM
In October, state alcohol agents, assisted by local police in full riot gear, pointing their weapons, raided a bar in Largo, Fla., to shut down the latest gathering of the venerable Nutz Poker League, even though its players do not wager. (They meet at...
| Nov 25, 2012
Five years ago, when I covered David Petraeus' triumphant visit to Capitol Hill after he salvaged the war effort in Iraq, I likened the reception he received to that of conquering generals of Rome, who were feted with laurels, purple robes, trumpets and...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
I was skeptical -- overly skeptical, as it turned out -- of the informal allegations against U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner when they first came out. Linked to a Daily Kos analysis that purported to show why the fact patterns showed......
| Oct 9, 2010
| 7:41 PM
There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl.
But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:30 AM
On June 18, the Baltimore Sun's editorial came out in defense of Anthony Weiner ("Why did Weiner have to resign?").
The item claimed that what Sen. Larry Craig, did was much worse.
Really? Sticking your foot inside another person's bathroom stall is...