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Free press, free people

Donald J. Trump is a bully and a thug. I could tell you he is a liar, but you and everyone else in America - even his Republican minions in Congress - know that already. Trump's political career began on the lie that Barack Obama was born in … more

Impact of college chaos will lead to nation's collapse

Impact of college chaos will lead to nation's collapse As a professor in a college setting for over 30 years, I have had direct contact with the college classroom setting and have personally observed some negative trends in the college and … more

Liberals are actually against freedom of conscience

Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals … more

We have model for improving S.C. education

As the final moments of an 18-day ordeal unfolded before him, Citadel graduate and Air Force Maj. Charles Hodges felt a sense of relief, the same one felt the world over. Twelve boys and their soccer coach, stranded in a cave in northern … more

Would war with Iran doom Trump?

A war with Iran would define, consume and potentially destroy the Trump presidency but exhilarate the neocon never-Trumpers who most despise the man. Why, then, is President Donald Trump toying with such an idea? Looking back at Afghanistan, … more

Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials. Where's outrage?

WASHINGTON - All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the Mueller investigation will provide evidence proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. So far, "Exhibit A" against President Trump is the meeting Donald … more

Editorial roundup: Aug. 3, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Aiken Standard July 21 Trump's decisions can affect South Carolina We've heard the phrase "a New York minute" used to describe time passing quickly. Today, we may need to coin the term "a … more

With technology, we've lost control of our prisons

My name is Robert Johnson; many of you know me as the correctional captain shot six times in the chest and abdominal areas on the order of inmates. I have traveled to many parts of this country giving talks to police organizations, new FBI agents, … more

NATO isn't for defending Montenegro

WASHINGTON - Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently asked President Trump, "Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?" It is a fair question - one that many Americans were asking following Trump's performance at the NATO summit - … more

A California election could catalyze K-12 improvements

LOS ANGELES - November's congressional elections will decide which party will control a narcoleptic institution that is uninterested in performing fundamental functions: Only 43 of the 535 House and Senate seats - 10 in the Senate, 33 in the House - … more

Some ideas to think about

Poverty is no mystery, and it's easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was … more

Will tribalism in the end trump democracy?

On July 19, the Knesset voted to change the nation's Basic Law. Israel was declared to be, now and forever, the nation-state and national home of the Jewish people. Hebrew is to be the state language. Angry reactions, not only among Israeli … more

Will trend of low birth rates be reversed?

Sometimes a society's values change sharply with almost no one noticing, much less anticipating the consequences. In 1968, according to a Gallup survey, 70 percent of American adults said that a family of three or more children was "ideal" - about … more

Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two about socialism from Trump

WASHINGTON - For three months in 1917, Leon Trotsky lived in the Bronx, just south of the congressional district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently defeated a 10-term incumbent in a Democratic primary. Because she calls herself a democratic … more

Trump using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

WASHINGTON - Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his tough stance persuaded allies to spend … more
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