Archive for January 12th, 2008

Legislative Crackerbarrel in Rapid City

Rapid City’s first legislative crackerbarrel of the 2008 South Dakota legislative session was held at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology today from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. On hand were Rep. Gordon Pederson (Dist. 30), Rep Brian Gosch (Dist. 32), Rep. Gordon Howie (Dist. 30), Rep. David Lust (Dist. 34), Senator Dennis […]

Pharmacist Speaks to Conscience Clause

Today’s Rapid City Journal features a guest piece by Rapid City pharmacist Melissa Stahlecker, Pharm.D. She addresses the controversy over pharmacists who exercise their conscience–and legal conscience clauses–to not dispense products that violate their conscience. In this case, contraceptives and abortafacients. “My job” is not just to “dispense prescriptions that are legally prescribed by a […]

How Republicans can help elect a Democrat

BY STAR PARKERFOUNDER & PRESIDENTCOALITION ON URBAN RENEWAL & EDUCATION The opportunity for Republicans to hold onto the presidency in 2008 is far better than what conventional punditry would have us believe. But for Republicans to capture this opportunity, they are going to have to stop the destructiveness that has been fomenting inside the party […]

Health Care Woes: Reagan is Still Right!

As I’ve said numerous times, we need LESS government intervention in health care, not more. A great deal of our current health care woes stem from too much government involvement in health care. A new article from Investors Business Daily zeroes in on the problem: Public health programs account for almost half of the $2 […]