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Brexit, meet Trexit

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election? On the surface, this may seem an odd question, but the concerns that led a majority of Brits to vote "leave" on Thursday are similar to those …

Hillaryism strikes

"I believe in an America always moving toward the future." -Hillary Clinton, June 21 This was not the most important line in Clinton's Ohio economic policy speech, only the most amazing. Surely there cannot be a more vacuous, meaningless piece …
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Trump no Reagan, other comments on the Republican candidate

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari - a Muslim American, South Carolina native and graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics - writes, "Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family." Read it online at …
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Thanks for your Voice of sanity in this insane world we live in

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to columnist Kathleen Parker from a local reader: I'd give up reading all newspapers, watching all television news and listening to …

Writer takes issue with Baptist convention's recent flag ruling

Well, well, well, the Southern Baptist/National Baptist Convention now opposes the Confederate Flag and have "simply asks Christians to discontinue its use." Why you may ask? Because they are …
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Political fighting to get even more intense

With the expected coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democrat Party nominee for president of the United States looming, the nastiest campaign for the White House in recent years has kicked off. We can expect a slugfest to occupy the nation into …

S.C. lawmakers trample on your access to information

Oops, they did it again. Only it's not an oops; it's more of a rude, crude one-finger salute directed at you, the public, the taxpayers. South Carolina's lawmakers have had six years to come to grips with measures designed to strengthen the …
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Misguided move against FOIA

By blocking a House bill to strengthen the state's Freedom of Information Act, Sen. Margie Bright Matthews is inadvertently demonstrating the need for greater transparency and accountability. Ever since the FOI bill was approved by the Senate …
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