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Constitutional ignorance and dereliction

The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Obama said "I have …

Ben Stein loves South Carolina

This article first appeared in the June 24, 2015, edition of The American Spectator Magazine. A few humble thoughts on race, violence and South Carolina. The crimes of Dylann Roof were spectacularly horrible. To murder in cold blood nine men …
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Friday, June 12, 2015

In "Sending More Troops to Iraq," The New York Times editorial page writers note "it's hard not to be skeptical that the latest move, which appears to be a micro version of the old one, will change Iraq's dysfunctional politics any more than its …
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America is a beacon of hope for all faiths, races

This is my birthday greeting to our Statue of Liberty. She celebrated her birthday all weekend, and I appreciate what she stands for more than ever. She has welcomed all nations and nationalities, and America became a beacon of hope for all …

Don't miss out on the excitement of Junior P-15's

One of the best kept secrets this summer is the Junior P-15's baseball team. There is no press no photos and no publicity. The team reflects team spirit, dedication and outstanding defense. What do we see at these games? Trey backs up third to …
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Editorial roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Charleston Post and Courier June 30 Charleston as 'symbol of hope' National media news outlets have showered our community with gratifying praise for responding with reason, …
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