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LAWRENCE: Politics continues to be a family affair in SD

April 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Johnson, Herseth, Mickelson families to watch in coming years.
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LAWRENCE: Herseth Sandlin stays in public eye

March 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

“The reason we didn’t get a multi-year farm bill in the last Congress, five words: John Boehner and Eric Cantor, bottom line,” she said.
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LAWRENCE: Missing Dad, now and forever

February 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Dad was always a strong man. When he was a teenager, he worked alongside grown men on a Works Progress Administration crew.
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LAWRENCE: Kneip should be remembered

January 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Dick Kneip, the most successful Democratic governor in state history, isn’t mentioned much, or even recalled that often, today.
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LAWRENCE: What does it take to disclose a salary?

January 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

These are public records, and the salaries are paid with public dollars. We have a legal right to ask, and must be told.
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LAWRENCE: State-U contest was more than just a game

November 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

It was crisp, clear and around 50 degrees as I pulled into Brookings. Football weather. Continue Reading

LAWRENCE: Hard to believe that McGovern is gone

November 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

He offered me a glimpse at a thick sheaf of papers. He was writing a memoir, he said, and it would tell old and new stories of his life. Continue Reading

LAWRENCE: Politicians love to feign disinterest in politics

October 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mike Rounds is the latest politician to use a tired old line: He hates politics, doesn’t want to waste his time in office, but, well, you see, duty calls … Continue Reading

LAWRENCE: Abdnor knew how to take a joke — even one on him

May 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

In 1980 Senate race, Gerald Ford tripped up Republican and gave McGovern traction on debate issue.
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LAWRENCE: Five years later, we still miss Molly Ivins

March 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

She attended the best schools and ran around with kids from rich, influential families. Among the people she saw at events as she grew up in the 1960s was the eldest son of an oilman interested in politics. The son’s name was George W. Bush. Continue Reading