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WASHINGTON - Under the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much feared, much predicted withering of our democratic institutions has been … more
WASHINGTON - Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States. Alas, he's not. But Gorsuch's selection to replace the late Justice … more
There's no detour around this issue: South Carolina roads and bridges need repair. However, I strongly disagree that the only way to fix our roads is to raid your wallet. Let's think back a bit. The billions raised by the penny tax over several … more
Determining one's own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by … more
The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. In Monday's Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column, a tribute to the late, great Chuck Berry, was written by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. As someone who grew up during the Golden Age of Rock'n Roll, I join with Gov. Huckabee in mourning the loss of Chuck … more
WASHINGTON - From Ronald Reagan's "welfare queen" to Donald Trump's "Detroit single mom," the unmarried mother remains a constant fascination to Republicans wielding budget-cutting scalpels Whereas Reagan was propagating a stereotype of the … more
WASHINGTON - The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, but for governments it's not that easy. Once something is given - say, health insurance coverage to 20 million Americans - you take it away at your peril. This is true for any government … more
WASHINGTON - "Culture and demographics are our destiny." Stop. But Iowa Rep. Steve King didn't stop there. He continued to feed his foot deep into his gullet: "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." Well, now. Let's … more
Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply … more
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