In SD, US Senators have never just retired

This morning, Tom Lawrence has an excellent historical article, looking at U.S. Senator John Thune’s upcoming decision as to whether … More

The Over 25 Club: SD’s longest-serving state officials

Public service is an important part of South Dakota’s culture. Many, many people take a few years to serve, on … More

Will the SD GOP winning streak continue in 2020?

This is an update of a post that was written prior to the 2018 general election. The 2020 election marks … More

2018 SD GOP looks to extend its winning streak

This is an update of a post that was done prior to the 2016 general election. The South Dakota Republican … More

2016 Election Preview: GOP winning streak may continue, but it’s nowhere close to historic highs.

This is the fourth of several posts previewing the Tuesday election through a historical lens.  The first part was an introduction; the second … More