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South Carolina Editorial Roundup: Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

(Columbia) The State Sept. 13, 2021 Murdaugh murders spur rumors, conspiracy theories in SC and beyond Rumors and conspiracy theories are like fire: give them oxygen and they spread fast. Until there is an arrest in the case, the … more

Column from Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: Performing under the radar

Before the use of drones, the military used specialized aircraft to deceive radars. Stealth aircraft were designed to avoid detection using a variety of technologies that reduce reflection/emission of radar, infrared, visible light, radio frequency … more

Column from Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: The heart of God is displayed through kindness

Today's devotion is "Kindness, a Display of the Heart of God." My text is Ephesians 4:31-32 where we see, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to … more

Opinion: The Constitution is not a suicide pact

Each year on Sept. 17th, we celebrate Constitution Day. We recognize the achievements of our founders in drafting this remarkable document, and we try to think about how the Constitution and its lessons might guide us today. In crafting our … more

OPINION: 20 years after Sept. 11, 2001 - are we better off?

When the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that first 9/11, the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary for al-Qaida. Today, the Taliban are in control of Afghanistan and … more

OPINION: The feminization of America: What will it look like?

Are we witnessing the feminization of America? And if so, is that a good or bad thing, or is it, like so many quiet but ineluctable trends, a combination of the two? Perceptions of feminization come from some unexpected quarters. The (mostly) … more

Opinion: Is democracy versus autocracy the new Cold War?

"He may be an SOB, but he's our SOB." So said President Franklin D. Roosevelt of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza, and how very American. For, from its first days, America has colluded with autocrats when the national interest demanded … more

OPINION: What life seems to be and what it really is

Life is short. The best we can do is the best we can do. If we are doing our best, then what more can we expect from ourselves and others? Most people are doing the best they can with the information and abilities they have. There are some things … more

LETTER: Leadership decisions during pandemic need investigating

I am angry with an anger so deep and justified that it must be expressed and hopefully further investigated. My anger ranges from personal to global concerns. However, this letter ranges only from the personal to local and state leadership … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

(Columbia) The State Sept. 3 COVID-19 wins big in S.C. Supreme Court, ball is in Legislature's court to revisit mask ban COVID-19 was the big winner in today's South Carolina Supreme Court. In a 5-0 decision, the court ruled that a … more

Column by former Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen: We need to sacrifice for each other

There's a story about a man stranded on the roof of his home in the aftermath of a terrible flood. A rescue boat comes to get him, as the water continues to rise. "God is going to save me," says the man. Later, as the water continues to rise, a … more

Letter to the editor: A sexual assault victim's point of view

Victims of sexual assault, no matter how long ago, are still being victimized today. How is this possible? It's simple. People fail to realize that trauma doesn't end because a sexual predator has served time in prison. Trauma, from the victim's … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: Who needs a passport?

If you ever plan to travel out of a country legally, you need to possess a passport. This document connects the holder with his or her country, authorizing travel to foreign countries and authenticating the bearer's identity, citizenship, right to … more
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