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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida for about a decade. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in English (both degrees were awarded by Youngstown State University).
SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2018 An Oglala Lakota Attorney is fighting big gas companies on public lands in Converse County, Wyo.
People are getting sick from flaring and other by-products of the rampant fracking operatives ongoing in Converse County, Wyo. An Oglala Lakota Sioux attorney and activist, Mario Gonzalez, is fighting to quell this monstrous project on public lands, but the tribes and the non-Native communities in the area must do a lot more to stave-off fracking on private lands if they want a better Wyoming.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 8, 2018 Ivanka and Kim teaming up on prison reform will only lead to big losing, all around
What are Ivanka Trump and Kim Kardashian going to do about prison reform in America? Although their intent might be good, it's hard to believe in the reality show world of the current White House, the grand diva of the world's most famed reality show, "Keeping up with the Kardashaians," has taken on such a role. It's sad, but funny, too. Humorous enough to incite a lot of humor by late-night comics yet a tragedy, too.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 23, 2018 All are sick with this "Carpenter, you have spilled the whiskey" news
Santa Fe Texas this past Friday was a tragedy and a travesty, but there will surely be more school shootings on the horizon. The equivocating debauchery of our federal leaders and a blind obedience to the NRA will make it so. And Donald Trump's tough talk, his rhetoric of vitriol and violence, and his disdain for law and order certainly are not helping matters in this volatile corner of the American scene.
SHARE Monday, May 14, 2018 South Dakota's Republican Primary Race is a Dogfight!
Neither of the Republican contenders for South Dakota's heated and tough gubernatorial race have an interest in what the state's American Indian populace believes in, or holds as important and salient. It's a tough sell, all this fighting over the old governor's mansion in Pierre', and many Lakota Natives are just shaking their heads with angst, disappointment, and even despair.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 11, 2018 Trump needs to take a 'hands off' approach when it comes to Robert Mueller
Donald Trump had better leave Robert Mueller alone if he plans to continue on his rocky and calamitous Presidency. If he continues to attack Mueller and eventually fires the man leading the special investigation into Trump's alleged criminal misdeeds, the Republican power elites will have to pull Trump from the political game.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Why I write comedy, satire, and yes, even "fake" news
An attack on 'fake news' is an attack on the First Amendment. Slander and libel laws have been designed to punish those creating hard copy stories without any satiric or comedic value from misleading the public. Let these right-wingers take a slice at fake news and soon, they'll be after real, substantive, accurate news. Wait and see.
(14 comments) SHARE Friday, November 18, 2016 Donald Trump's unpredictability is his scariest trait
Among a long list of very negative attributes, what scares this writer, along with many other people in the world right now, is Donald Trump's unpredictability. He's liable to do and say just about anything.
SHARE Sunday, August 7, 2016 A Big Rebel Yell: The Deep South has more than its share of H2O woes
The Deep South, long associated with being business friendly and open to new business pursuits of many varieties, is getting litigious in fighting against companies that are destroying land and polluting water. Southern hospitality comes with a really mean redneck side. Southern communities and even states are seeing red over continued ecological destruction.