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Opinion: Yes, AOC, your generation has seen American prosperity

"An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America," says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose visibility as a spokesperson for this generation has been boosted by political friend and foe, "came of age … more

Opinion: Trump: War president or anti-interventionist?

Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice … more

Opinion: Reparations for Slavery

Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was "to … more

Opinion: Sanders is FDR's unimaginative echo

WASHINGTON - That the Democrats' two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called "debates" validates Finley Peter Dunne's prediction that "when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over … more

Opinion: Can I call ya son?

WASHINGTON - The problem with a lifetime in public service is a lifetime in public service. Enter Joe Biden, whose list of former offices and distinctions exceeds my word limit, and the recent scandal of his nurturing of working relationships … more

Opinion: Biden's problem with Democrats is that he doesn't hate Republicans

WASHINGTON - Let's get this straight: Joe Biden is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination because he's the most "electable" candidate in the Democratic field? A guy who doesn't realize that I worked with segregationists … more

The little number at root of big problem

Seven and a quarter percent. That's the official "assumed rate of return" for South Carolina's retiree pension system. In other words, state officials tell us the system should expect to earn 7.25 percent on its assets for decades to … more

OPINION: Oberlin College has graduated from self-caricature to disgrace

"You Americans do not rear children, you incite them; you give them food and shelter and applause." - Randall Jarrell, "Pictures from an Institution" WASHINGTON - Oberlin College has an admirable liberal past and a contemptible progressive … more

Opinion: S.C. must retain control over what happens offshore

Here on our coast in South Carolina, we know how important it is to fight for the future of our beaches and do what we must to protect them. That is why a proposal by a Texas-based exploration company to conduct seismic blasting off our coast, as a … more

Opinion: On Russia collusion, Trump is right

WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary interview, President Trump and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos repeatedly sparred over whether special counsel Robert Mueller had cleared Trump of collusion with Russia. "Are you trying to say now that there … more

Editorial Roundup: June 20, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Aiken Standard June 18 Energy Department to review waste at Savannah River Site Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was reinterpreting the term "high-level … more

Opinion: The not-inevitable candidate and his not-feasible pet project

Will Joe Biden inevitably win the Democratic nomination for president? A month ago, many psephologists thought so, as national polls within two weeks of his April 25 announcement showed the former vice president with 41% of Democratic primary … more

Opinion: Black education decline

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city's specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He's joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity … more
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