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Editorial Roundup: Aug. 31, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Aug. 28 Prison reform bill must be rescued A prison reform bill that passed the House with a strong bipartisan majority is slowly dying in the Senate. It must be … more

Suddenly I understand how the Reformation happened

WASHINGTON - For the first time, I understand how the Reformation happened. Reading the stunning letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano - in which the former papal nuncio says he had personally informed Pope Francis five years ago about the … more

Much of harm done to press is its own doing

I have read with interest the recent commentaries in The Sumter Item defending the press and news media in general from the president. Titiana Diaz, who I think is probably the least experienced, had … more

Contrary to media coverage, most Americans aren't that into politics

For many obsessed with politics, the upcoming midterm elections are perceived as a fight between good and evil that will determine the fate of the nation. In the narrative framed by true believers and much media coverage, it's a fight between those … more

We hate you, so we loved McCain

Editor's note: This commentary first appeared in The Morning Call, a publication of The Political Forum. Just over three years ago, we wrote a piece explaining how the political establishment - the Democrats and the media, in particular - had … more

Sen. McCain's final words to the nation

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who passed away Saturday from brain cancer, wrote a farewell message to the country that was delivered by his friend and former top aide, Rick Davis, on Monday in Phoenix. The full text is below. My fellow Americans, … more

Are the interventionists now leaderless without McCain?

"McCain's Death Leaves Void" ran The Wall Street Journal headline over a front-page story that began: "The death of John McCain will leave Congress without perhaps its loudest voice in support of the robust internationalism that has defined the … more

President Trump and the 'I word'

From the moment he was sworn in as president, progressive politicians and their PR associates in the mainstream media have been convinced that Donald J. Trump could not possibly have beaten their beloved Hillary Clinton unless he cheated, unless he … more

Democrats better off playing by the rules than denouncing the rules

When you lose a game, particularly a game you had good reason to expect you'd win, do you try to figure out how to play better? Or is your first reaction to demand changes in the rules? In the case of the Democratic Party, it's the latter. … more

It's time to have the talk during the Era of Trump

In this Era of Trump, it's time for the talk. This talk is different from the talk that black parents are having with their sons and daughters on how to survive traffic encounters with law … more

Keeping weapons out of newspaper buildings is crucial

For many years, I have advocated that newspapers implement measures to keep strangers out of newsrooms. My initial advocacy was provoked by my observations around the state that many newsrooms seemed to allow anyone off the street to walk … more

Catholic Church needs #MeToo, and it should start in Washington

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' letter to the Catholic faithful this week was remarkable in that the Holy Father apologized not only for the sexual abuses carried out by Roman Catholic priests, but also for the coverup of that abuse carried out by Roman … more

Editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Aug. 20 Colleges' spending on bells and whistles is a misplaced priority Students attend college to learn and to become more marketable in the search for a career, … more

In Tennessee Senate race, a pistol-packing Republican vs. an oatmeal Democrat

NASHVILLE - The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New Orleans, and all of this horizontal state is the epicenter of 2018 politics. Its U.S. Senate race will reveal whether, for Republicans, fealty to the … more
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