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South Dakota EB-5: Show Me the Money

Bob Ellis

David North at the Center for Immigration Studies has a new insightful article on how the "cash for visas" EB-5 program was handled in South Dakota. It seems someone in South Dakota was making a cash haul, especially compared to what goes on in other states.

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Gov. Daugaard Earns ‘C’ in Fiscal Policy

Bob Ellis

The Cato Institute has released its latest Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors. The grade is based on seven items: two spending, one revenue, and four based on tax rates. Governors who cut taxes and spending most received an "A" and those who increased taxes and spending most received an "F".

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Mike Rounds Rated ‘Somewhat Conservative’

Bob Ellis

Well, that's a ringing endorsement if I've ever heard one. "Somewhat conservative" is how iVoterGuide.com, linked in at the South Dakota Family Policy Council, rated the establishment-bought GOP candidate Mike Rounds. As someone I really look up to once said, I'd rather a person be either hot or cold.

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Bob Ellis

My family and I went down to Custer State Park for the annual Buffalo Roundup today. As you can see from the pictures, there were a lot of people there, and the line of traffic was long for getting into the area. Though the event went quickly, it was a unique and worthwhile experience to see a herd of buffalo rounded up right in front of you.

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U.S. Senate Race in SD: Four Candidates, Two Choices

Bob Ellis

This really says it all.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Town Hall Meeting

Bob Ellis

Conservative independent U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Howie is hosting a town hall meeting in Rapid City at Marlin's Restaurant in the Windmill Truckstop. All the U.S. Senate candidates from South Dakota have been invited. As you may know, Howie and Democrat candidate Rick Weiland recently held a forum where they discussed the issues in public.

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U.S. Senate Candidates Howie and Weiland Discuss the Issues

Bob Ellis

Conservative Independent Candidate Gordon Howie and Democrat Candidate Rick Weiland for the U.S. Senate from South Dakota recently got together and discussed some of the issues before our country. Unlike fake conservative Mike Rounds, who tends to run from issues (because his record is weak on the issues), some people actually like to explore what matters to the voters and taxpayers.

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We Need a Leaner, Smarter Justice System

Ken Connor

We need a sensible, pragmatic, and effective sentencing process. As with so many failed policies hanging around America's neck like so many millstones, the current system is a result of politics being put ahead of practical wisdom. It is possible to be tough on crime, to protect the American people from the bad guys while using our limited resources wisely and effectively.

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GOP Already Waving ObamaCare Surrender Flag

Bob Ellis

The "Republicans" aren't wasting any time in waving the ObamaCare surrender flag. They can't even wait to (hopefully) get control of the U.S. Senate before they start surrendering (Hint: they already started surrendering to ObamaCare, long ago).

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Homosexual Movement Is Deadly To Our Natural Rights

Gina Miller

Perhaps the most diabolical advancement of Barack Obama’s tyrannical, anti-American agenda is in the area of the radical homosexual movement. From militant homosexual activists, we have seen a full-frontal assault on the rights of Christians and others who oppose the campaign to force on America the acceptance of special “rights” for sexual deviants and the destruction of the definition of marriage.

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Stewardship of Liberty

Dale Pflug

Stewardship is defined as “the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving”! Liberty is: “freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control; freedom from external or foreign rule; and freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc., power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice.”

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The Silence of the Lambs on the Right

Victor Sharpe

It is always a delicious moment when progressives (the current politically correct name for left-wingers, socialists, and Marxists) have to admit their falsehoods. Such is the case with the same progressives who relentlessly repeated the lie during the administration of President George W. Bush that no WMDs were found in Iraq.

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