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Opinion: We as Christians should vote Biblically at the ballot box

Christians need to be involved in the voting process. However, for whom we vote should not be determined by the candidate's personality (or lack thereof) or by the candidate's political party affiliation. As Christians, we must support and promote … more

Opinion: Political bias, anti-Americanism on college campuses

A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at … more

Opinion: Another year of the interloper in politics?

It's a familiar plotline. An interloper runs for a party's presidential nomination and, with an anti-insider pitch, scores wins and near-wins in the first contests with vote pluralities. His numerous opponents, fearful of antagonizing his … more

Opinion: The Democratic establishment is in panic mode now

From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders. Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the … more

Knowing the land

Heavy winter rains have flooded the creek and adjacent swampland, and the rainy cycle has affected almost every weekend since the first of the year. I was able to explore most of the high ground south of the creek last year after the deer season, … more

OPINION: Sumter residents' Letters to the Editor for Feb. 15

Governor's $15M for Opera House could have better uses in Sumter I can't quite understand why our governor would want to hand Sumter (the city) $15 million to spend on the Opera House. Apparently, he has never been on a tour around the whole … more

Opinion: Valet parking was helpful for handicapped patients

Dear Ms. Logan-Owens, CEO at Prisma Tuomey: During a visit to my physician last week, I discovered valet parking is no longer available at Tuomey. Unfortunately, neither is adequate handicapped parking. I see that a few new handicapped spaces … more

Opinion: Long before Trump, we were a divided people

In a way, Donald Trump might be called The Great Uniter. Bear with me. No Republican president in the lifetime of this writer, not even Ronald Reagan, united the party as did Trump in the week of his acquittal in the Senate and State of the Union … more

Opinion: Documentary has an important audience

"A More or Less Perfect Union" is a three-part series, produced by Free to Choose Network, that will air on various PBS stations across the nation starting in February. The documentary is a personal exploration of the U.S. Constitution by Justice … more

Opinion: Changes could help keep Social Security afloat into the future

How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under Social … more

OPINION: Democrats' blunders help create favorable winds for Trump

Are we watching a great political party commit suicide? For more than a year, Democratic candidates, up to 26 of them at one point, have been crisscrossing Iowa's 99 counties, seeking votes in Iowa's precinct caucuses. They were duly held on … more

Opinion: State of S.C. workforce is excellent

In his Jan. 22 State of the State address, Gov. Henry McMaster pointed out the dramatic gains being made in the South Carolina economy and referenced the success our state is experiencing with job creation. I would like to expand on the governor's … more
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