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Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Jan. 5 edition of the Post and Courier. In one of the most ill-considered actions of the Trump administration, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered Thursday on the president's promise to open … more
2016 turned out to be a year in which it was wise to take Donald Trump as a political candidate seriously but not literally, in the inspired words of syndicated columnist Salena Zito. As 2017 vanishes, it's worth asking whether it's time to take … more
If you haven't checked the news recently, then that explosion you heard in the distance last night was the "Trump Russian collusion" narrative blowing up in the faces of a lot of Democrats and media people. Hillary Clinton (who has been on her … more
The oil industry has increased its pressure on Congress and the administration to allow exploration for offshore oil and gas deposits on the Atlantic coast. Coastal communities from Florida to Maryland should be prepared to push back twice as … more
We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice president. But there are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our … more
Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on the … more
I'm scared. Really, really scared. And I'm seriously thinking of renouncing my citizenship and leaving the United States of America while I still can. If you have to ask "Why?" I'm guessing you've been in a coma and don't know how the Republican … more
WASHINGTON - Needing a victory to validate their majorities, congressional Republicans have chosen not to emulate Shakespeare's Henry V before Agincourt. He advocated stiffening the sinews, summoning up the blood and lending the eye a terrible … more
WASHINGTON - It seems more than coincidence that the first year of Donald Trump's presidency coincides with a trend that was heretofore unrecognized - groping. Gropers abound, it seems. From Harvey Weinstein to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy … more
It is no secret that our tax system is broken. Did you know that the tax code has not been fully reformed in over 30 years? Right now, we have the opportunity of a lifetime to achieve fair, comprehensive tax reform to make the system work for all … more
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