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Thailand's watery cave - something we can learn from

The world celebrated the rescue of 12 Thai soccer boys from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand. We grieved over the loss of one brave man, Saman Kunam, who sacrificed his life to deliver supplies to the trapped boys. Many of us watched the media … more

Trump wants to strengthen NATO alliance

WASHINGTON - As President Trump put Germany and other allies on notice for the harm they are doing to NATO with their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, Democrats in Washington came to Germany's defense. "President Trump's brazen … more

Is a coming NATO crisis inevitable?

Of President Donald Trump's explosion at Angela Merkel's Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices. America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the … more

Former journalism professor's novel touches nerve with many an editor working in community press

If the gruesome slaughter of five people happened in the newsroom of a paper in Annapolis, Maryland, could it happen in South Carolina? What exactly could occur when a group of angry citizens have a festering gripe with their hometown community … more

Kavanaugh confirmation Kabuki

Theater, much like Japan's Kabuki - that's all the Supreme Court confirmation process is. Donald Trump's presentations of his two nominees, Judge Neil Gorsuch last year and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, were uncharacteristically graceful - a … more

Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in search of lunch put into context the Save Shem Creek movement and the desire of many residents to slow development in … more

Is a Trump court in the making?

If Mitch McConnell's Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party. Not bad for a rookie. And the … more

Some Dems should hope for GOP unity on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - It is difficult to imagine any Republican senator opposing President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court of Brett M. Kavanaugh, a judge with impeccable credentials, strong intellect and sterling character. If Republicans stay … more

Shooting ourselves in the foot

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In … more

Republicans should know better on climate change

Candidates say silly things to us about climate change not because they're dumb, but because they think we're dumb. But we're not dumb, and they'll start saying smart things to us when we prove to them that we're ready to think. Consider the … more

Will the odd couple - AMLO and Trump - narrow the U.S.-Mexico gap?

Will NAFTA survive? Mexico elected as president longtime NAFTA critic Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (always called "AMLO") by a wide margin. He promptly had a cordial telephone conversation with longtime NAFTA critic President Donald Trump, who … more

The never-Trump conservatives are never coming back

With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated. The Republican Party of Bush I and II, of Bob Dole and John McCain, is history. It's not coming back. … more

Why can't Trump be civil like Democrats' partners?

Why oh why can't President Trump be civil and effective like the Democrat party leaders in Washington and their wonderful partners in the "news" media and Hollywood? I see clearly now why a … more
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