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Award the title he deserves, Don Donald Trump

The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception? He's by no definition a conservative, and yet he continues to plow ahead of all but the other least likely presidential nominee, Ben Carson, who …

Why home schooling?

Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent …
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Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Choosing the president: 'America is so in play' Peggy Noonan writes, "Donald Trump's staying power in the polls reflects a change in the electorate only now coming into focus." Read it online at www.wsj.com: Here are some things I think are …
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Motivation is key, so wake up America

Two recent Sumter Item stories create a ray of hope for America. Last Saturday on the front page a story described a young Chinese immigrant. He came to America looking for opportunity. He is now in the Air Force at Shaw Field. He is now a …

What's up with Alice Drive project?

I totally agree with Mr. Register concerning the Alice Drive road project. Your questions were all reasonable points to ask. Would an investigation be appropriate to determine why the contractor and city officials have allowed this project to go …
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South Carolina positioned well to embrace alternative energy

The danger of sea level rise associated with global warming should be of concern to every resident in coastal South Carolina — particularly in view of the scientific …
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