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Opinion: No war for Saudi oil

Even if U.S. intelligence decisively shows that some of the drones and cruise missiles used in the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil fields originated in Iran, a decision to go to war with Iran would be inexcusable and unsupportable. For one thing, … more

Opinion: Smearing of Kavanaugh continues

WASHINGTON - A Columbia Journalism Review poll released this year found that half of all Americans have "hardly any confidence at all" in the media, which beat out even Congress as the institution for which the public has the lowest confidence. It's … more

Opinion: 'Locked and loaded' for war?

"Iran has launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply," declared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Putting America's credibility on the line, Pompeo accused Iran of carrying out the devastating attack on Saudi oil facilities that … more

Opinion: Racist exam questions?

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government, alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out that black applicants failed the written test at … more

Opinion: Trump won the debate - again

WASHINGTON - Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won. Please don't shoot the messenger. My left index finger recoiled a bit as it reached for the "T" on the keyboard. But it's true … more

Opinion: CNN tries to blame Trump for Obama administration's leaks

WASHINGTON - Here's some advice for the media covering President Trump: If you don't want to be accused of reporting fake news, don't report fake news. Case in point: On Monday, CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that a highly placed U.S. … more

OPINION: On Constitution Day, humility and charity

In my Constitution Day column two years ago, I wrote about the "challenge of self-government" that our founders laid out for us. They gave us a plan for government based on what Alexander Hamilton called the "science of politics," but they … more

OPINION: Why do we still celebrate Constitution Day?

We live in seemingly divisive times. Politicians are at each other's throats. Talking heads on the network news explain to us all the reasons we should hate and mistrust each other. Confidence in public institutions is at an all-time low. There … more

Opinion: Suicide - Are there answers?

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, recently hanged himself in prison. With a lifetime of prison ahead of him, he chose suicide over going through another trial, more accusations and a lifetime behind bars. When … more

Editorial roundup: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Sept. 11 Ultimate victory over terrorism will be winning hearts Most Americans remember Sept. 11, 2001, vividly, but many others who will reach voting age this year … more

Opinion: Through Mark Sanford's looking glass to the presidency

CHARLESTON - Once upon a time, Mark Sanford might have been a contender, but there's too much water under the bridges that stretch from this city of steeples to his erstwhile home on Sullivan's Island. The disgraced former South Carolina governor … more

Opinion: Can Joe Biden run this marathon?

Today looks to be a fateful day in the half-century-long political career of Joe Biden. Tonight, a three-hour debate will be held, a marathon in politics. Biden will be on stage, taking incoming missiles for 180 minutes from nine rivals, each … more

Opinion: Academic stupidity, nonsense

Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University. They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their "labor" rather than their writing ability. The professor that … more

Opinion: Trump's Taliban invite is one of the most shameful moments of his presidency

WASHINGTON - Imagine if, back in 2011, President Barack Obama had not only withdrawn all U.S. forces from Iraq, facilitating the rise of the Islamic State, but also invited Islamic State leaders to Camp David to sign an agreement cementing his … more
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