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Trump's failure to condemn bigots of alt-right tars his presidency

WASHINGTON - How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular? Fueled by his historic tax reform and an unprecedented regulatory rollback, the economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter. The unemployment rate is just 3.9 … more

How can journalists create more unity against Trump's anti-press tactics?

A former editor described Donald Trump as a "magician" who has "led (journalists) by their noses around the circus ring by his cheap acts." How can journalists create more unity against Trump's tactics? Tatiana Diaz, 30, sophomore, Grand Rapids … more

America's lengthening enemies list

Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, … more

Enough's enough with violence in Chicago

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported (https://tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). Before last week's mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been … more

Editorial roundup: Aug. 14, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat Aug. 5 Dominion merger is best solution for future of SCANA, customers The shareholders of SCANA Corp. got it right. They voted to approve the proposed merger with … more

Who determines 'universal values'?

Is it any of Canada's business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh's arrest of women's rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven … more

Democrats have foreign espionage problem

WASHINGTON - Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their senate staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? Well, this week we learned that Sen. Diane … more

Still not clear which party will lose House

We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy (six months and nine days) primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and … more

Loved ones' lives hang in the balance with coroners, sheriffs

Loved ones' lives hang in the balance with coroners, sheriffs I have been pondering several things that have surfaced during the recent postings and utterances surrounding the coroner's race in Clarendon County. First of all, some of the … more

Colleges can be a force for evil

Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, … more

Left will ensure 2nd win for Trump

The loons of the left continue to goosestep in their Destroy Trump crusade. They just don't get it. It's quite an array of gasbags who can't get over Hillary Clinton blowing the presidency to the bombastic Trumpster. What a crowd of critics he … more

Why Manafort trial is helping Trump

In Rasmussen's polling - the only daily tracking survey of President Donald Trump's ratings and the only one testing likely voters - Trump has surged from a 44 percent approval rating on July 21 to 50 percent on Aug. 2. Indeed, as the Paul Manafort … more

Democrats' rhetoric is as dangerous as Trump's

WASHINGTON - This week a New York man, Carlos Bayon, was arrested after leaving threatening messages for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., promising to go after their families and … more

A note of appreciation to our readers

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Index-Journal on July 29. We are not the New York Times or the Washington Post. Closer to home, we're not the Post & Courier. Or The State. Or - well, you get the point. Or do you? Those … more

City of Manning needs to answer basic questions about how it's run

As with most of Manning's taxpaying citizens, I expect that the fine points of a weak mayor/strong council form of government was left behind in Civics 101 long ago. However, I … more
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