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Left are hypocrites for wasting time on Trump's relationships

Do you see how different this country would be if the media and Left took as much time on Bill Clinton's shenanigans in the Oval Office as they have wasted our time on Trump's antics from 15 years … more

It's not the job of Cabinet officials to be a 'check' on Trump

WASHINGTON - In the wake of President Trump's decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, a consistent criticism has emerged: Trump will no longer have any "adult" supervision in the … more

How ignorant we are about future events

Here's a question for you: In 1950, would it have been possible for anyone to know all of the goods and services that we would have at our disposal 50 years later? For example, who would have thought that we'd have cellphones, Bluetooth technology, … more

Bethune is making history - again

More than six decades after her death, May 18, 1955, Sumter County native Mary Jane McLeod Bethune is making history, again. The Florida Legislature recently passed, and its governor signed into law, legislation providing that a statue in the … more

Prison deaths are piling up in S.C. - does anybody care?

Editor's note: This column was originally published in the March 24 edition of The Post and Courier. The South Carolina Department of Corrections website is a wealth of information: You can track the inmate population over almost a half century. … more

Will deep state break Trump?

"It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969. "The likelihood is great that they will succeed … more

Newsprint tariffs would affect all of us

There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake … more

Why conservative Christians sticking with the president

WASHINGTON - As "60 Minutes" prepares to air its interview with adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, conservative Christians are being accused of hypocrisy. How can so-called "values voters" continue to stand with President Trump despite revelations … more

Women against free speech?

Sometimes, for those of us who are constantly reading statistics and poll results, something that you didn't expect to see stands out - a number that makes you think the future will not be what you have been expecting. My latest sighting of such … more

Not doing the job at the federal level

We send our House representatives and Senate senators to Washington to act on our behalf. They are required to pass an annual budget for Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. What they do is to kick the can down … more

Liberals don't hate America; conservatives aren't racists

WASHINGTON - I'm a rock-ribbed conservative who wants Republicans to keep control of Congress. But I'm not unhappy that Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone appears to have lost the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional … more

Leave South Carolina coast out of oil mix

This originally appeared as an editorial in The Charleston Post and Courier. South Carolina apparently meets all the criteria for an exemption from President Donald Trump's ill-advised offshore oil drilling program. Just consider the recent … more

Did Putin order Salisbury hit?

Britain has yet to identify the assassin who tried to murder the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England. But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson knows who ordered the hit. "We think it overwhelmingly likely that … more

The U.S. was not always like this

One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are … more
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