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Close the state's revolving door between agencies, regulated industry

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Wednesday edition of the Post and Courier. The revolving door between state agencies and the industries they regulate goes back decades in South Carolina. You could call it a Palmetto State … more

Nunes duels the deep state

That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud. The critical charge: To persuade a FISA court to issue a … more

FBI's scandalous attempt to block the Nunes memo

WASHINGTON - Washington is debating the significance of the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, but this much should not be debatable: The effort by the FBI to prevent its release was scandalous. The ostensible … more

Keep God in this great nation in which we are favored

Why do we as a people that are supposedly united a people of separation? We cannot agree on anything anymore. Do you think that maybe it just may stem from the example set before us by our politicians? The ones that we put in office to represent … more

8 ways the Legislature can make South Carolina better this session

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Sunday edition of The State. COLUMBIA - For more than two decades, The State's editorial board has started each year with an editorial laying out the things the Legislature most needed to do in the … more

Let's limit spending

Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the … more

GOP's ace in the hole

If history is any indication, Republicans could be in for a nasty November. The party of first-term presidents almost always loses House seats in the midterm elections - and having an especially controversial and polarizing president in the White … more

New immigration proposal is presidential

WASHINGTON - President Trump once boasted that his base was so loyal that he "could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters." Now he's putting that claim to the test with his immigration proposal. In … more

Obama was a divider who used executive privilege

Mr. Brunson, Mr. Clyburn should learn to not throw bricks in glass houses or compare people to Nazis when his party clearly has more in common with them. "He began to do things to discredit … more

Can Trump sustain newfound aura of gravitas after speech?

WASHINGTON - It was a good speech. Calm down. I said good. Despite talking for an hour and 20 minutes, the longest speech since Bill Clinton's much-mocked 2000 stem-winder, Donald Trump's first State of the Union address did exactly what it … more

Resistance needs to get out of the way of prosperity

As I write this, it's Friday, Groundhog Day. Therefore, I'm using this space to pay tribute to groundhogs in the hope they will get out of their holes and bring us an early spring and get us through this endless winter. Enough with cold. Spring … more

Letter should have included whole quote

It's unfortunate that the recent letter you published titled "Clyburn's Nazi comments were disgusting" fails to quote any of what U.S Rep. Clyburn actually said, causing it to be misleading. A recent … 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

Trump's speech nailed it. Let's see what he does now.

WASHINGTON - When President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, he faced a critical challenge. Despite a year of achievements - including historic tax and regulatory reform, confirmation of conservative judges, … more

Clyburn's Nazi comments were disgusting

Clyburn's Nazi comments were disgusting I understand that in politics, claims and accusations against someone in another party can be pretty silly, hurtful, and well, shameful. And then we have Rep. Jim Clyburn comparing the Trump administration … more

Too many wars. Too many enemies.

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history. Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside … more

Editorial roundup: Feb. 1, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Jan. 29 State bill would reduce the fine for littering Sometimes you need to go backward to move forward on a problem. That's what a couple of Republican lawmakers … more

Immigration lies, hypocrisy

President Donald Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. is "having all these people from shithole countries come here." I think he could have used better language, but it's a question that should be asked and answered. I have a few questions for my … more

McKenzie represented the Greatest Generation well

My friend and mentor, Ross S. McKenzie Sr., has passed away at age 102 after a distinguished business career that continued until just five years ago when he retired as president of Sumter … more

What newspapers do, why they exist and why you should care

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Jan. 28 edition of the Greenwood Index-Journal. Sunshine Week, a time set aside by the media (newspapers, more so) nationally to highlight the importance of and need for transparency in government, … more
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