Posts Tagged: South Dakota

Farewell To George McGovern, America's Last Liberal Democrat

George McGovern, the longtime U.S. senator from South Dakota and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, has died at the ripe old age of 90. He was admitted for hospice care early last week and by Wednesday was "unresponsive," according to a family statement. McGovern served in the Senate from 1963 to 1981, from the year of John F. Kennedy's assassination to the inauguration of Ronald Reagan—throw in the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, race riots, Kent State, the Iranian hostage crisis and Watergate to make the most tumultuous decades of the American Century.

By the 1990s, Richard Nixon had reinvented himself as an "elder statesman" and George McGovern's kind [...]


South Dakota By The Hours

"South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation." Should, however, you be in the market for a handgun, the wait is a more manageable two days.


The Personhood Movement is Quietly Rolling Along (Over Your Rights)

South Dakota is going to vote on a bill that amends its justifiable homicide law! They want to make sure that you can kill people with justification if someone is going to harm your unborn child "or the unborn child of that person's spouse, partner, parent, or child." The amendment passed out of committee with a handy 9-3 vote. So you can see where this is going. (Fun fact: the law as written already allows you to kill to prevent a felony being performed upon your master or your servant.) The personhood movement is achieving success state by state (just like the gay marriage movement, sort of!) [...]