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Trump's good policies do not excuse behavior toward McCain

WASHINGTON - Since the founding of our republic, there have been precisely 1,974 members of the United States Senate. John McCain is only the eighth senator who was not also president or vice president to lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol - … more

Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two about socialism from Trump

WASHINGTON - For three months in 1917, Leon Trotsky lived in the Bronx, just south of the congressional district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently defeated a 10-term incumbent in a Democratic primary. Because she calls herself a democratic … more

Sen. Jiminy Cricket showed up at hearing

WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Jeff Flake may have become a momentary hero for Democrats hoping to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but Sen. Lindsey Graham has cinched the role as Jiminy Cricket of the U.S. Senate. Never one to shy away … more

Democrats have foreign espionage problem

WASHINGTON - Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their senate staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? Well, this week we learned that Sen. Diane … more

Still not clear which party will lose House

We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy (six months and nine days) primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and … more

Community newspapers are not a public enemy

Let's make one thing crystal clear the press is not the enemy of the American people. It is hard to believe any thinking citizen in South Carolina or around the country would actually believe that. Yet some do. These attacks against the media … more

Casualty lists from the Kavanaugh battle

After a 50-year siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism - perhaps for decades. The shrieks from the gallery of the Senate … more

GOP has won 8 of 10 special House elections

The results of 10 special House elections this cycle show that the media hype about an approaching blue wave that will supposedly sweep the Democrats to power in the House is just that - hype. In 2017 and 2018, so far, Republicans have won 8 of … more

Book explains economics in a way anyone can understand

A widely anticipated textbook, "Universal Economics," has just been published by Liberty Fund. Its authors are two noted UCLA economists, the late Armen A. Alchian and William R. Allen. Editor Jerry L. Jordan was their student and later became a … more
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