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Attacks remind us of our own vulnerability

Adapted from remarks at "Journalists in the Hot Seat: Staying safe in a hostile political climate," a panel discussion at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications convention in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9. (The discussion … more

Editorial Roundup: Sept. 21, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Sept. 17 Design for the National Medal of Honor Museum It's often difficult to peer into the future, but Mount Pleasant town officials should focus on what … more

A cold wind off Lake Michigan for U.S.

"It's the Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street," wrote columnist John Kass in the Chicago Tribune. In case the references are unclear, whether because high schools haven't been assigning the William Golding novel in the last few decades or because … more

Trump racking up a record of foreign policy successes

WASHINGTON - In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me … more

Reasoning about race

So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same … more

The late hit on Judge Kavanaugh

Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation and possibly his career on the nation's second-highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or … more

Trump is right to protect Americans from the International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON - Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and that the Senate has not ratified, be allowed to investigate, try and imprison American citizens? Unfortunately, this … more

11th-hour slander

WASHINGTON - After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school. There are no … more

Thanks to Glasscock for help in protecting Sumter

On behalf of all the folks in Sumter County who were blessed to fill their bags with sand donated by Glasscock Co. Inc. we send a heartfelt "Thank you." Many residents, especially senior citizens and business owners, were able to protect … more

Military vehicles useful to have on hand during disasters

Nice to see MRAP mentioned in a positive way. They are basically military trucks with a steel armor monocoque body. (Contrary to popular delusion they are not "tanks.") Besides not being vulnerable to flying debris, they can approach fires where … more

We can start reducing our demand for animal products

Beyond the widely reported devastating impacts of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas, there is one more - of the self-inflicted variety. North Carolina is home to thousands of factory farms that raise millions of pigs, chickens and other animals … more

In praise of the 'establishment'

On Constitution Day, we celebrate the creation of the Constitution of the United States, the blueprint for our American government. These days, it seems like we often take issue with those Americans who dedicate their lives to serving the … more

In Texas, a Democratic template for national victory in 2020

HOUSTON - Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance ("Basket of deplorables"!) to the election of today's president, seems intent ("Impeach!"; "Abolish ICE!"; "Free stuff!", "I am Spartacus!") on a repeat performance. … more

Editorial roundup: Sept. 14, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Sept. 10 Uranium spill investigation is rightly reopened The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rightly reopened an investigation into whether radioactive material … more
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