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"Is John Martin coming over?" Ginger asked his dad, Johnny McLeod. "No, he's not going to make it," Johnny answered. We were having an extended family dinner, and our nephew was missing. Then Johnny leaned over to me and said in a whisper, "They're … more
The inexorable workings of the political marketplace seem to be enforcing some discipline over hitherto fissiparous Republican politicians. The question is whether this is happening too late to save the party's declining prospects in the 2018 … more
After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping's vision of the emerging New World Order. By 2049, the centennial of the triumph of Communist Revolution, China shall have become the … more
Let's imagine that Roy Moore is a Democrat and not a Republican. And let's pretend he's an atheist and not a Christian - or better yet, that he's a Muslim. How many evangelical Christian voters in Alabama do you suppose would give him the benefit of … more
Sumter being a strong faith-based community that believes in the power of prayer, I thought readers might appreciate a Nov. 7 column in The Wall Street Journal by William McGurn. It's about how the people in Texas responded to the Baptist church … more
The oil industry has increased its pressure on Congress and the administration to allow exploration for offshore oil and gas deposits on the Atlantic coast. Coastal communities from Florida to Maryland should be prepared to push back twice as … more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers. Three were 14 and one was 11 in 1963 when the blast killed them in the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is four blocks from the law office of Doug Jones, … more
When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on the side of the horse away from their prey until they were close enough for a good shot. A … more
By Brian Hicks So three of South Carolina's Republican candidates for governor descended on Charleston Friday night to kiss Steve Bannon's ring. They fussed and fawned over the poster boy for white nationalists and alt-righters like a bunch of … more
For the past week, I've been on a brief vacation at Tuomey hospital. Thanks to Dr. Gene Dickerson and the tender mercies of the world-class nurses at Tuomey, I am back on my feet and ready to resume writing. Being confined to a bed at Tuomey … more
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