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Elizabeth Warren is a progressive fraud

My favorite Elizabeth Warren story involves a cookbook. Warren, who was at that time posing as a trailblazing Cherokee, actually contributed recipes to a recipe book with the name, I kid you not, "Pow Wow Chow." But here's the best part of the … more

Small business owners oppose GOP tax plan

Editor's note: This originally ran in the Post and Courier as a letter to the editor on Nov. 30. The verdict of small business owners is in for the GOP tax reform plans that would give a permanent 43 percent tax cut to big corporations. That … more

Is Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' fizzling?

The most disappointed people in America this past week must be those Trump execrators who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of "Fire and Fury'' they had ordered was subtitled "The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945.'' It's a … more

Editorial roundup: Jan. 12, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Jan. 9 Airport prep after snow shut down busiest airport Charleston isn't very well prepared for five inches of snow. It's just not a challenge that pops up very … more

Legislature must provide real reforms for electric power in South Carolina

Editor's note: This piece originally ran in The Post and Courier on Dec. 16. More than four months after SCANA and Santee Cooper announced the demise of their partially built nuclear plant, the magnitude of the disaster still boggles the mind. We … more

We don't need for our government to remind us that smoking kills

WASHINGTON - Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter. The four largest American tobacco companies (Altria, … more

Looking ahead to 2018 elections

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in The Post and Courier on Thursday. As the state wrestles with long-standing and significant new challenges, voters got a look recently at where the Republican candidates for governor stand in an … more

Fascism and communism

Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an … more

Toward a Trump Republicanism and nationalist tone

Donald Trump's surprisingly good State of the Union speech got a record 70 to 75 percent positive approval rating from those who watched. Even if you discount (as you should) for the Trump haters who can't bear to watch him and chose another of … more

USPS postmaster has his head in a hole

What's happened to our mail delivery? We live on Rural Route 4 and got absolutely NO mail delivery yesterday (Jan. 18). This has happened several times in the last four months, and complaints to the USPS … more

A U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria for dominance?

The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria - with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria's border enclave of Afrin, … more

Offshore drilling and war on environment

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Post and Courier on Saturday. It's rare to see bipartisan agreement on much of anything these days. But an array of Republican and Democratic governors of states on the East and West coasts have … more

Attorney says Weeks is 'good lawyer,' Morris is a 'bad actor' to its students, employees

On Wednesday, the parties in the class-action lawsuit of Current and Former Students Vs. Morris College were scheduled to have a hearing at Sumter County Judicial Center before an at-large circuit court judge on a quashed - or stopped - subpoena … more

'Transparency' bill is anything but

There is a wolf in sheep's clothing working its way through our state Legislature. The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent. The wording begins saying any … more

Say no to coastal drilling

At the end of 2016, residents up and down the Atlantic coast were breathing sighs of relief after successfully arguing to keep offshore drilling away from their beaches, tourism-dependent economies and their very ways of life. But this week, the … more

Trump sunk U.S. presidency to unplumbed depths

WASHINGTON - The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America is a pretty nice place, they said: No. No, that is, to rubbish like … more

Self-sabotage of blacks and diploma fraud

The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful. Let's look at a recent example of an educational outcome all too common. In 2016, in 13 of Baltimore's 39 … more

Why Roy Moore matters

Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12 and vote for Judge Roy Moore, despite the charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers leveled against him? Answer: That Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe … more

SINGLETON THANKS SUMTER FOR MAKING DINNERS A SUCCESS

Here's a tremendous thank you to everyone who donated or volunteered their time, food, and efforts to ensure another successful Southside Annual Pre-Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas Dinner. Also, a special thanks to the volunteers who prepared and … more

Real target of tax bills: Feds, eds and meds bloat

Are the current Republican tax bills an attack on "feds, eds and meds''? That's a reference to the government, health care and education jobs that local Democrats in Dayton, Ohio, told Sen. Sherrod Brown have been fueling the area's comeback. The … more
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