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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

What is America's cause in the world today?

After being sworn in for a fourth term, Vladimir Putin departed the Kremlin for Annunciation Cathedral to receive the televised blessing of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. The patriarch and his priests in sacred vestments … more

Young people ignorant about capitalism vs. socialism

Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from … more

Is bellicosity of U.S. backfiring?

U.S. threats to crush Iran and North Korea may yet work, but as of now neither Tehran nor Pyongyang appears to be intimidated. Repeated references by NSC adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence to the "Libya model" for denuclearization … more

Trump should make clear that Libya model is indeed on table

WASHINGTON - After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it … more

Money laundering made easier

Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates. Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina's legalization of video poker was that it provided a state-wide network of money laundromats. A video poker … more

Trump proving to be most fearlessly pro-life president in nation's history

WASHINGTON - President Trump's critics were apoplectic last week when the president referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals." Of course, no one should be dehumanized. Yet many of the same people expressing outrage that Trump would dehumanize … more

Obama administration's spying on Trump a departure from norms

"F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims," read the headline on a lengthy New York Times story May 18. "The Justice Department used a suspected informant to probe whether Trump campaign aides were … more

The Whigs are back, and they're leading an American renaissance

People who read this column know my political ideology: I'm a Whig. If progressives generally believe in expanding government to enhance equality, and libertarians try to reduce government to expand freedom, Whigs seek to use limited but energetic … more

Can a pope really change moral truth?

That joking retort we heard as children, "Is the pope Catholic?" is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, … more

From Russia with love

Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump and the Russians colluded to rig the 2016 presidential election so far has borne little fruit. The Democrats and their media allies would love to find some Russian collusion and … more
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