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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome to the Rapid City Journal, Ms. Blondin

I recommend Jill Blondin's editorial in the Rapid City Journal from Sept. 8.

I have yet to meet a person with whom I agree on every political issue, and I doubt Ms. Blondin will be the first. But I think she did an extraordinary job in a few hundred words on the subject of illegal immigration.

So far, what I have seen on the editorial page since Ms. Blondin's acquisition of the Editorial Page Editor's position has been quite a nice breath of fresh air, if y'catch my drift. And you won't if you haven't read the editorial page of the Rapid City Journal for at least part of the past 10 years or so.