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Shooting ourselves in the foot

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In … more

We've spent decades vilifying teachers. We're surprised we can't recruit more?

The State's recent series documented that South Carolina is facing thousands of vacant teaching jobs and very few young people willing to fill them. Statewide, there's been a 30 percent drop in college students seeking an education degree. No … more

How Southern lynching gave birth to South Carolina's death penalty

COLUMBIA - The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened last month in Montgomery, commemorating 4,400 confirmed lynchings in the United States between 1877 and 1950, and documenting lynching as a form of terrorism used to maintain white … 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

What Democrats can learn from President Macron

WASHINGTON - Emmanuel Macron and President Trump don't agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. Macron wants the United States to remain in … more

Left-wing fools in the high church of American liberalism

Where do we draw the line? If you're a college professor with tenure, can you say anything, no matter how hateful, and get away with it? Are there any limits to free speech on campus, especially at a public university where professors have First … 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

Treatments exist for people struggling with suicidal thoughts

Several celebrity suicides and a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing suicide rates increasing by 30 percent over the past 20 years (38 percent in S.C.) are enough to make anyone sad. Why are so many people deciding to … more

But her emails? You're dang right her emails.

When the Justice Department inspector general's report revealed that former FBI director James B. Comey had used a personal email account to conduct official business, Hillary Clinton claimed vindication. "But my emails," she tweeted. Yes, Madam … more

We can't rely on public officials to surrender information

Guilford County commissioners voted this year to move all public notices required by state law from local newspapers and their websites to the county's website. Four companies that publish newspapers in the county recently filed suit to have the … more

The Democrats' contempt is going to reelect Trump

WASHINGTON - Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House. Just like "soccer moms" helped put Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1996 and "NASCAR dads" helped George W. Bush win in 2004, Donald Trump, the theory … 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 day of reckoning is coming soon

The loons on the left and the persistent resistance just keeps rolling along, aided and abetted by its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democratic Party. What a lineup they have assembled: Maxine Waters and her regular hissy fits as she and Nancy … more

A degree is still a great investment

COLUMBIA - Maybe it's the influence of the liberal arts and sciences I so closely know and appreciate, but I can't help but see a bit of tragic irony in the negative perception of higher education these days. Many people have begun to doubt whether … 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
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