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Humane slaughter in U.S. is better option

CAMDEN - When Justify barreled across the finish line to win the rain-drenched Kentucky Derby on Saturday, he was notably clean - free of the mud that covered the faces of his 19 competitors. Justify won by two-and-a-half lengths. The chestnut … more

Before and after welfare handouts and dependency

Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the … more

Killing solar bill was just part of utilities' anti-clean energy strategy

COLUMBIA - By now, you've probably heard that Duke Energy and SCE&G launched a surprise attack in the 11th hour against solar energy in the House and killed a pro-jobs, pro-customer solar bill. What you might not have heard is that killing the … more

National Lynching Museum is open in Montgomery

An astonishing new museum has opened in Montgomery, Alabama, which provides evidence there were about 4,400 lynchings of African-Americans in 800 counties across the South from the Civil War up to the Civil Rights era. Officially, it is called … more

On North Korea, the president should refuse to take the bait

WASHINGTON - The prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize is understandably tantalizing for President Trump. After all the contempt he has faced from the political establishment, watching liberal heads explode at the suggestion by South Korean … more

Wolf served up raw sewage at press dinner

Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner, billed as a celebration of the First Amendment and a tribute to journalists who "speak truth to power," has to be the worst advertisement in memory for our national press corps. Comedian … more

The dangerous case of Trump derangement syndrome

Isaac Newton's third law of motion states that for every action in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It can operate in politics, too. For example, Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith recently wrote, "It is part of Trump's evil genius … more

When the state condemns a disabled child to his death

WASHINGTON - Imagine your own beloved child was lying in a hospital with a mysterious brain disease. Should you, as the parent, be allowed to decide whether to continue treatment for your son or daughter? Or should the state have the power to … more

Inherent risk of sport specialization

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate … more

For the sake of journalism, stop correspondents' dinner

The 2018 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner should be the last. It never has been a particularly good idea for journalists to don their fanciest clothes and cozy up to the people they cover, alongside Hollywood celebrities who have … more

Colleges are anti-diversity and pro-exclusion

Just within the past week or so, some shocking professorial behavior has come to light. In the wake of Barbara Bush's death, California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to call the former first lady an "amazing … more

President Trump's Saudi policy gamble

Seventy-three years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on his trip back from the Yalta conference with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin, held his last meeting with foreign leaders, aboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal's Great Bitter Lake. One was with … more

Prison riot might have been worse if not for this man's influence

COLUMBIA - In 1995, the S.C. Department of Corrections - like many other prison systems across the country - was in the midst of record-setting growth. The prisons were already plagued by over-crowding and aging, insufficient infrastructure when … more
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