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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

Opinion: S.C. can celebrate a milestone for worker freedom

On Labor Day 2021, we should celebrate the dedication and resilience of the working men and women who helped us get through the challenges of the past year. And, as a resident of South Carolina, you can celebrate the fact that your state and 26 … more

Opinion: President Joe Biden is no Jimmy Carter

"The worst president since Jimmy Carter." You see a lot of that sort of thing if you regularly read conservative commentary, as I do. But as a conservative writer, I think it's unfair to the 39th president. I think it's time to say some good … more

Opinion: Cacophony and confusion in foreign policy

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the country was united behind him. The America First Committee, the largest anti-war movement in our history, which had … more

Letter to the editor: Where is the justice?

Just as the president sits in the White House preparing for his next speech, the police officer is at home awaiting his next shift. The school teacher is also at home preparing for her next day at school. But somewhere in the world, there's a little … more

Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: What's on your mind?

We humans often react to the very things that are on our minds. Oftentimes, the motive associated with a crime is deemed premeditated. This means that the person invested a lot of thought into the process before he or she committed the crime. The … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

The (Charleston) Post and Courier Aug. 30 We're back to trying to protect hospitals from collapse The blessing about COVID-19 is that most people who get infected don't get very sick. Many - perhaps most - don't even realize they have … more

Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: True praise and worship is living to please God

I want you to know how much I appreciate you spending some time today with our devotion from the Open Bible Baptist Church. It is a blessing that we do not take for granted. My devotion today is titled "The Steps of a Good Man," and my text is Psalm … more
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