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Worldwide leader in ... hypocrisy

Let's get crazy and play pretend. Let's imagine that a white ESPN male anchor, during the presidency of Barack Obama, put out a series of tweets calling Mr. Obama a racist and said he was ignorant and offensive. What do we suppose would happen to …

One last Obamacare repeal try

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial appeared in the Monday, Sept. 18, edition of The Wall Street Journal - It was submitted by Sen. Lindsey Graham. - "The question is whether a last-ditch effort by Sen. Graham and a few colleagues represents …
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Notable & Quotable: Sept. 20, 2017

In "The Great ESPN Pile-On," The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay writes, "Another controversy has the sports network fending off accusations of bias - and the anger of the president." The latest uproar concerns the "SportsCenter" anchor Jemele …
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Friends of Swan Lake helped with fire truck

The little boy's delight in "driving" the Swan Lake firetruck was fun to see on the front page of Thursday's Sumter Item. However, a glaring omission in the information about the firetruck needs correction. Had it not been for the long-term efforts …

Solar energy would be used in this state

In light of recent negativity toward utility-scale solar projections, we feel it's a good idea to respond with fact and figures and not speculation. First of all, solar or alternative energy is not a new concept; it has been around for many years …
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Solid choices for school board

The selection Monday by Sumter's legislative delegation of William Byrd and Bonnie Disney as the two newest members of the Sumter School District Board of Trustees was a good choice, as both have a solid record of support and leadership of public …
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Raise gas tax before election-year politicking

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News April 6 Raise gas tax before election-year politicking Taxes on gasoline and other motor fuels are effectively user fees; motorists pay for using roads when they …
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