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Trump's world

Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven't had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. …

Trump's followers aren't interested in 'winning'

There will be blood. On Tuesday night, Donald Trump swept the "Acela Corridor" primaries - Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Rhode Island - and made it more likely than ever that he will be the Republican nominee. Next week's …
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No telling what's next in crazy campaign season

In "How Trump Killed Reaganism," William Galston writes, "There have been three GOP revolutions since World War II. No telling what's next." Read it online at www.wsj.com: The minute-to-minute coverage of the 2016 presidential primaries threatens …
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Letter proves example of bigger problem

This is concerning the letter to the editor on April 27, "Constituent encounters problem reaching senator about bill." If I understand the problem, it seems that the person writing is responsible for …

Not all progress has been for the better

As a country we have come a long way in the last 50 years or so and it isn't all good. I am of the older generation and was drafted during the Vietnam era and joined the Air Force. So where are we today? 1) We can't approve English as the …
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Cuba trip reveals Obama's ineffectual deal-making

While a grinning President Obama took a victory lap through the streets of Havana on Sunday to bask in the cheers of Cubans after proclaiming the beginning of "normalizing" relations with a country where World War III almost began in 1962, an …

Let's take a good look at litter in Sumter

There's been more than enough trash-talking in the Democrat and Republican primaries so it's time to take a breather and consider what to do about another form of trash: The litter that graces most of the roadsides of Sumter County. The roads …
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Friday, March 25, 2016

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The State March 23 House needs to correct flaws Gov. Nikki Haley may be right to worry that we won't get a roads bill if the House changes the flawed Senate bill. The Senate has become …
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