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A Trump too far?

WASHINGTON - If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule is obviously truth. But then, veracity is no hindrance to the …

You are what you say you are

Last year, I declared myself a springbok trapped in a human body. A springbok is a highly agile individual who is among the "least concern" species and resides in the southeastern part of the African continent. With such a declaration, some people …
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Obama's best jokes; web freedom in danger

According to slate.com, these were President Obama's best jokes of the night at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner: "I was running on CPT, which stands for jokes that white people should not make." "Eight years ago I said it was time …
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We are America; Let's look and act like it

Our country is embroiled in conflicts in many parts of the world. We have problems with immigration, terrorism, rioting and other serious situations. Not to mention our own political situation, which is horrible. Now the president of the United …

Writer calls out new entitlement mentality

I don't have to go to work today, but get to. It is a privilege to use the brain and hands God gave me, make a living for my family and expect no one to give me a thing. Then again, it seems that so very many have an entitlement mentality and think …
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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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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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