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A note to Krauthammer's readers

In a note to readers, Charles Krauthammer relayed the news that he is losing his battle with cancer. His doctors have determined that he does not have much longer to live. This hits us very … more

I lost because I wasn't Trump enough. All Republicans should be worrying.

They say elections have consequences, and if this is so, we should all be concerned over the recent primary along the coast of South Carolina. I know it well. I lost. I've been involved in politics for a long time in my state and have run and won … more

The dangerous case of Trump derangement syndrome

Isaac Newton's third law of motion states that for every action in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It can operate in politics, too. For example, Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith recently wrote, "It is part of Trump's evil genius … more

Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

WASHINGTON - When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception. First, President Barack Obama failed to disclose to Congress the existence of secret side deals on … more

The Whigs are back, and they're leading an American renaissance

People who read this column know my political ideology: I'm a Whig. If progressives generally believe in expanding government to enhance equality, and libertarians try to reduce government to expand freedom, Whigs seek to use limited but energetic … more

Has the West the will to survive an existential crisis?

"If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his … more

S.C. needs a road map toward a better future

It's no secret. South Carolina is bursting with promise. Our breathtaking natural beauty, low cost of living, friendly culture and hard-working people have led to rapid growth in recent years. But even as we celebrate all that's good about our … more

Can a pope really change moral truth?

That joking retort we heard as children, "Is the pope Catholic?" is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, … more

Dave Barry's colonoscopy journal

I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point … more

Is a Trump court in the making?

If Mitch McConnell's Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party. Not bad for a rookie. And the … more

Thailand's watery cave - something we can learn from

The world celebrated the rescue of 12 Thai soccer boys from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand. We grieved over the loss of one brave man, Saman Kunam, who sacrificed his life to deliver supplies to the trapped boys. Many of us watched the media … more

Humane slaughter in U.S. is better option

CAMDEN - When Justify barreled across the finish line to win the rain-drenched Kentucky Derby on Saturday, he was notably clean - free of the mud that covered the faces of his 19 competitors. Justify won by two-and-a-half lengths. The chestnut … more

Some Dems should hope for GOP unity on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - It is difficult to imagine any Republican senator opposing President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court of Brett M. Kavanaugh, a judge with impeccable credentials, strong intellect and sterling character. If Republicans stay … more

Before and after welfare handouts and dependency

Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the … more

Real news covered outside the bubble

With the nation headed in a positive direction, with the economy growing along with jobs at an all-time high and unemployment at an all-time low, it seems like happy days are here again. But not to the anti-Trump resistance movement led by the left, … more

Trump proving to be most fearlessly pro-life president in nation's history

WASHINGTON - President Trump's critics were apoplectic last week when the president referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals." Of course, no one should be dehumanized. Yet many of the same people expressing outrage that Trump would dehumanize … more
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