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Epstein accusers deserve due process

WASHINGTON - Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal with government prosecutors - thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically treated underage accusers like throwaways - are the tip of … more

George H.W. Bush is most successful 1-term president

George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had and one of the most underrated presidents of all time." So said two not impartial sources - the late … more

China tried to strike at Trump - and missed mark entirely

WASHINGTON - "When you strike at a king you must kill him," Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Well, this year China tried to strike at President Trump for daring to launch a trade war with Beijing - and missed the mark entirely. After Trump imposed … more

Who lost the world Bush 41 left behind?

George H.W. Bush was America's closer. Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern Europeans and the … more

Who's to blame? Weak leaders, weak institutions, weak voters?

In the wake of the off-year elections, conservative analyst Yuval Levin saw no winners. "It is the weakness of all sides, and the strength of none, that shapes this moment." You can see what he means. Donald Trump hasn't gotten everything he … more

#MeToo's unintended consequences

WASHINGTON - A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost." In a word, it was inevitable. Some men are so concerned about the possible repercussions of what they might say or … more

For just a few days, let's be the nation Bush wanted us to be

WASHINGTON - President George H.W. Bush called on us to be a "kinder, gentler nation." Sadly, we are far from that ideal. Our politics has never been that kind and gentle, to be sure, even in Bush's day. Still, it has been unseemly to watch how some … more

Education is key to litter control in Sumter

I was driving home on McCrays Mill Road a few weeks ago and saw an all-too-familiar sight - several bags of garbage dumped on the side of the road at regular intervals. Did they fall off the back of a truck, or did someone just toss them there … more

Miseducated or stupid?

A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter … more

Gene editing is now here. It's an enormous threat.

WASHINGTON - A Chinese scientist's claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has evoked widespread condemnation from the scientific community. "This is far too premature," one American genetic scientist told the Associated … more

Lies, lies - and dadgum lies

WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little surprise - everyone attached to this administration seems to lie with ease. And yet it's explosive … more

Protect yourself, others against flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week

With the spirit of giving resting upon us during this holiday season, there is no better public gift you can give than providing flu vaccinations for yourself and your family. The annual flu vaccine is the single best way to protect yourself and … more

The enduring miracle of the American Constitution

This column is excerpted from Charles Krauthammer's forthcoming posthumous book, "The Point of It All." The book and column were edited by his son, Daniel Krauthammer. In October 1981, when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated, the … more
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