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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

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

Boehner's right that it's Trump's party right now

"There is no Republican Party. There's a Trump party," John Boehner told a Mackinac, Michigan, gathering of the GOP faithful last week. "The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere." Ex-Speaker Boehner should probably re-check the old … more

Shame on Google for treating U.S. military as evil

WASHINGTON - Giving in to pressure from its workforce, Google recently announced that it is pulling out of Project Maven, a groundbreaking Pentagon program to harness artificial intelligence to sift through and interpret video imagery from drones. … more

Ruling misses point on chambers of commerce, taxpayers' dollars

Throughout the separate but equal branches of American governance, full transparency typically is a value more in policy than in practice. For every legislator, executive or jurist who may truly support open government and public access to … more

Past versus present Americans and gun control

Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching … more

Why we all must be wise stewards of our coast

As a man of faith, I feel called to honor the beauty of our coast as a way of showing respect for our Creator. As a former legislator, I feel a responsibility to stand against dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. And as a resident of the … more

Maybe history is repeating itself

The whining Democrats just won't shut up, and one of their more vocal whiners, Congressman Adam Schiff, keeps popping up to lead the falsehoods and the resistance against the Trump administration. In his more recent drivel, Schiff pretended shock, … 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

Democrats' dishonesty hands Trump winning issue

WASHINGTON - How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as "Diabolico") told the young girl that "the Beast" wanted "a soul" … more

Our military families face education challenges

Thousands of military service members will soon be undergoing the all-too-familiar ritual of receiving their orders to move to a different region of the country as part of a permanent change of station. PCS orders, which peak around now, trigger … more

Danger of authoritarianism may come from center, not the right

"Across Europe and North America, centrists are the least supportive of democracy, the least committed to its institutions and the most supportive of authoritarianism." So wrote political researcher David Adler in The New York Times after analyzing … more

Don't let SCANA kill our veterans' S.C. solar jobs

Over the next several weeks, six state legislators, including Sen. Sean Bennett, R-Summerville; Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R- Florence; and Sen. John Matthews, D-Bowman, are tasked with finalizing the state budget, which includes language to promote … more

You can thank Republicans for your right to try clinical trials

WASHINGTON - Imagine the horror of learning you have a terminal illness for which science has not yet come up with a treatment. Now imagine receiving the same diagnosis and then learning a promising new treatment exists that could save your life - … more
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