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Sumter Mayor: Citizens have role in public safety

At a recent City Council meeting, Police Chief Russell Roark reviewed the most recent crime statistics for our city. Under his leadership of an outstanding group of men and women, crime has come down almost 25 percent over the last seven years. … more

SCANA needs to sell assets to pay off its nuclear debt

SCANA's board of directors has historically announced their first-quarter dividend payment to shareholders each year on or about Feb. 20. This means that in about a week, they will probably announce plans to funnel to their shareholders 78 percent … more

Tax reform used to be unpopular. Not anymore.

WASHINGTON - When the Republican-controlled Congress first approved its tax bill in December, most Democrats believed it would be a political loser for the GOP. Indeed, a New York Times poll found that just 37 percent of Americans approved of the … more

Hidden agenda or ignorance?

Before we discuss violence with guns, I'd like to run a couple of questions by you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day nearly 30 Americans die in motor vehicle crashes that involve drunken driving. What kind of … more

Is Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' fizzling?

The most disappointed people in America this past week must be those Trump execrators who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of "Fire and Fury'' they had ordered was subtitled "The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945.'' It's a … more

We're all rooting for laundry

I reluctantly have come to believe that most Americans - whether they're members of the chattering class in the media or your next-door neighbor - have lost the ability, and sometimes even the desire, to persuade anyone to change his or her mind on … more

Future of our coast is in your hands

Editor's note: This guest column originally ran in the March 1 edition of South Strand News. Over the past six weeks, I have spoken at multiple events across the state hosted by SODA - Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic - to explain that now … more

Did Putin order Salisbury hit?

Britain has yet to identify the assassin who tried to murder the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England. But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson knows who ordered the hit. "We think it overwhelmingly likely that … more

The U.S. was not always like this

One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are … more

Babies with Down syndrome have a right to life

WASHINGTON - When Karen Gaffney's mother found out she would be born with Down syndrome, the doctor said Karen probably would not be able to tie her own shoes. Instead, as Karen explained in a moving and eloquent TEDx talk, she has become an … more

We don't need for our government to remind us that smoking kills

WASHINGTON - Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter. The four largest American tobacco companies (Altria, … more

Democrats can take House, if they pick Lamb over Clinton

What if they held a special election and nobody won? That's more or less what happened in southwestern Pennsylvania, in the special election to fill the vacancy in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District. Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly defeated … more

Looking ahead to 2018 elections

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in The Post and Courier on Thursday. As the state wrestles with long-standing and significant new challenges, voters got a look recently at where the Republican candidates for governor stand in an … more

Toward a Trump Republicanism and nationalist tone

Donald Trump's surprisingly good State of the Union speech got a record 70 to 75 percent positive approval rating from those who watched. Even if you discount (as you should) for the Trump haters who can't bear to watch him and chose another of … more

Perceived biases, attacks erode trust in press

Awarding a grade to a concept like press freedom might seem like an impossible task, but here at the First Amendment Center, we give it our best shot. In April of last year, we began compiling quarterly First Amendment report cards, relying on a … more

A U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria for dominance?

The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria - with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria's border enclave of Afrin, … more
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