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Should the U.S.-Saudi alliance be saved?

During the weekend, Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us … more

Electoral College debate surfaces again

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the … more

Collateral diplomatic damage could be huge

Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then his body cut up with a bone saw and flown to Riyadh in Gulfstream jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? So contend the Turks, who … more

The lunatics, the asylum and the Democratic Party

You know that old line about how the lunatics have taken over the asylum? Well, they have. And the mental institution under attack is the Democratic Party. The nuts on the street - the progressives who block traffic and shout in the faces of … more

Trump could be the most honest president in modern U.S. history

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history. Don't get me wrong, Trump lies all the time. He said that he "enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history" (actually they are … more

Nikki Haley's comet has a long tale

WASHINGTON - Seated next to President Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, Nikki Haley did not look like a woman who had tortured herself over whether to resign as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. On TV at least, she looked like someone who … more

The invaders

They came from Africa. Across the vast ocean on favorable winds. They had stalked the grasslands with zebra and wildebeest. In South America, they found the Pampas Region with its herds of cattle. In time, they expanded their range northward … more

eSTEAM Festival shows what we can achieve for students

As the presenting sponsor of the first-ever Sumter eSTEAM festival, I want to say a heartfelt and gracious THANK YOU - to all of Team Sumter, especially the economic development board staff, volunteers, exhibitors, vendors, partners, collaborators … more

The Kavanaugh fight shows we have not yet plumbed depths of Democratic ruthlessness

WASHINGTON - President Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured during his confirmation process, declaring that "what happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of … more

Journalism is crucial to democracy

Oct. 7-13 is National Newspaper Week. It serves as a wonderful reminder of the importance and strength of our industry. It is also a great time to reflect on what we have overcome and where we must go next. 2018 has been a hard year for … more

Democrats' foul tactics may come back to bite them

"I can't think of a more embarrassing scandal for the United States Senate since the McCarthy hearings," said Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn as then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the afternoon of Sept. … 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

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

Political circuses

Our political system, including both the Democratic and Republican parties, has been described at various times as a circus. And for many years the late Drew Pearson penned a popular syndicated column whose title, "The Washington Merry Go Round," … more
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