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Adopting district policies isn't as described in letter

Dear Ms. Diana Menzing, I would like to believe that your letter to the editor dated Wednesday, Oct. 24, is simply just incorrect and not an intentional misrepresentation of my actions on a specific … more

Will burly men stop House Democrats' blue wave?

Do they live in two different worlds? White college graduate women favor Democrats over Republicans in House elections by a 62 to 35 percent margin. White non-college-graduate men favor Republicans over Democrats in House elections by a 58 to 38 … more

Coleman has passion for improving education

Having known Josh Coleman for several years now, I have watched with interest his passion and desire in making education in Sumter County a meaningful and interesting experience for the students and teachers alike. This issue is also personal for … more

Avenatti's white-man offense and red-hot lies

WASHINGTON - At last, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in hoping that Michael Avenatti, the wannabe progressive president, will soon disappear. Best known as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and more recently for … more

Trump's nuclear-treaty withdrawal sends a message

WASHINGTON - In announcing his decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Trump cited Russia's repeated violations and the fact that the treaty does not bind China, which is engaged in the world's … more

Editorial roundup: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Oct. 24 S.C. mourns loss of 2nd officer after ambush attack South Carolina has lost another courageous law enforcement officer. On Monday, Florence County … more

Offshore drilling, hurricanes dangerous mix for our state and Southeastern coast

As communities are rebuilding from Hurricane Florence and the damage compounded by Hurricane Michael, we're reminded once again that extreme weather events have become all too common for our coast. While Charleston missed the unprecedented levels … more

Week focuses on mission of telehealth

Last week was Telehealth Awareness Week, which seeks to showcase the incredible work being done throughout South Carolina, within health systems, clinical practices, schools, nursing facilities, homes and anywhere telehealth is being delivered to … more

Thank you to Rep. Smith for help with problem after historic flooding

After three years (October 2015 - 1,000-year event, 21.3 inches of rain), two engineers, surveys, endless phone calls, meetings with state officials - when we had lost all hope, Rep. Murrell Smith took our phone call on June 7, 2018. He immediately … more

McConnell is consequential conservative leader

WASHINGTON - This weekend, left-wing protesters accosted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Kentucky restaurant, yelling at him that he was a "traitor." But not so long ago, it was tea party conservatives who were calling McConnell a … more

2018 midterms will be a battle of he vs. she

WASHINGTON - Slowly but inevitably, the two major political parties have become the party of women and the party of men - guess which is which - so that the 2018 midterms are shaping up as a climactic battle in the war between the sexes. This is … more

Trump's base returns in the nick of time

The voters who elected Donald Trump in 2016 are returning to him just as the midterms approach. With their help, Trump has recorded his highest job approval in the Wall Street Journal-NBC poll since he took office - 47 percent. But the real story … more

Baker isn't the right choice for at-large Sumter school board seat

How dare Frank Baker run for the school board. He was "forced" (mutually) to leave as superintendent, facing a financial crisis of $6.2 million, and says he can assist on … more

Questions to consider on price gouging

Thirteen states - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia - have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of … more
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