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Winning the trade war with Chinese

The current stock market selloff is a key part of a test of wills between Beijing and Washington that President Donald Trump must win. And we must support him while he battles. The fact is that according to 2017 data the U.S. sells the Chinese … more

Diversity and inclusion harm, part II

My column a fortnight ago, titled "Diversity and Inclusion Harm," focused on the dumbing down of science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula to achieve a more pleasing mixture of participants in terms of race and sex. Heather Mac … more

National Lynching Museum is open in Montgomery

An astonishing new museum has opened in Montgomery, Alabama, which provides evidence there were about 4,400 lynchings of African-Americans in 800 counties across the South from the Civil War up to the Civil Rights era. Officially, it is called … more

On North Korea, the president should refuse to take the bait

WASHINGTON - The prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize is understandably tantalizing for President Trump. After all the contempt he has faced from the political establishment, watching liberal heads explode at the suggestion by South Korean … more

Trump deserves more latitude, less attitude on his meeting with Kim

WASHINGTON - Well, that didn't take long. President Trump had barely departed Singapore when Democrats in Washington unleashed scathing attacks over his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "What the United States has gained is vague and … more

Will we get tired of so much winning by the president?

It has been a week full of wins for President Donald Trump - at least for those who share Trump's view of the way the world works, and perhaps even for some who don't. Exhibit A is Trump's summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in … more

Democrats are powerless to block Trump's Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON - As President Trump prepares to announce his replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Democrats are desperate to block the president's nominee - but are powerless to so. They have no one to blame but themselves. … more

Trump calls off Cold War II at his summit

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have "never been worse." He then added pointedly, that just changed "about four hours ago." It certainly did. With his remarks … more

Our veterans deserve better health care

WASHINGTON - As senators consider the nomination of the next secretary of veterans affairs, they should first reflect on the story of an Army veteran named Jason White. White served our country in Afghanistan, where he was severely injured by an … more

Support local news - it's crucial to our lives and our democracy

The murder of five people at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis was tragic. It was also a powerful reminder that local news organizations are the bedrock of engagement in a democratic republic. They inform citizens in local congressional districts, … more

Our rules of the game: U.S. Constitution

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, leading to President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate … more

Jenrette was respected preservationist

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the April 24 edition of The Post & Courier. Richard Jenrette bought Millford Plantation and 400 acres around the plantation in Sumter in 1992. He restored the site and in 2008 donated it to be used as a … more

Former journalism professor's novel touches nerve with many an editor working in community press

If the gruesome slaughter of five people happened in the newsroom of a paper in Annapolis, Maryland, could it happen in South Carolina? What exactly could occur when a group of angry citizens have a festering gripe with their hometown community … more
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