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Why Manafort trial is helping Trump

In Rasmussen's polling - the only daily tracking survey of President Donald Trump's ratings and the only one testing likely voters - Trump has surged from a 44 percent approval rating on July 21 to 50 percent on Aug. 2. Indeed, as the Paul Manafort … more

Democrats' rhetoric is as dangerous as Trump's

WASHINGTON - This week a New York man, Carlos Bayon, was arrested after leaving threatening messages for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., promising to go after their families and … more

A note of appreciation to our readers

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Index-Journal on July 29. We are not the New York Times or the Washington Post. Closer to home, we're not the Post & Courier. Or The State. Or - well, you get the point. Or do you? Those … more

City of Manning needs to answer basic questions about how it's run

As with most of Manning's taxpaying citizens, I expect that the fine points of a weak mayor/strong council form of government was left behind in Civics 101 long ago. However, I … more

Are globalists plotting a counter-revolution?

On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: "Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade." Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's … more

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
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