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Populism on pause

WASHINGTON - Yesterday's conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions - the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today's conventional wisdom …

An open letter to Sumter School District board

Editor's Note: According to the 2015 South Carolina State Report Card, Mayewood Middle School had a Below Average Absolute Rating and spent $15,228 per pupil. The Sumter School District Average is $8,945. I wish to express my frustration with the …
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Put gas tax into high gear

The Charleston Post and Courier urges state lawmakers to "Put gas tax into high gear." It really is uncanny how South Carolina's elected leaders manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, year after year. It happened repeatedly with ethics …

Complexity the root of evil in tax code

Tax advocate Nina Olson writes in The Wall Street Journal, "Complexity Is the Root of All Evil (at Least in the Tax Code)." As the national taxpayer advocate, I oversee an independent unit within the Internal Revenue Service that has helped more …
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Sheriff's Department deserves 15 percent raise

I want to take this opportunity to share my prayerful perspective on our sheriff's recent request to Council for a 15 percent salary adjustment for Sumter County deputies with my fellow Sumter County citizens. I am very thankful for everyone who …

Writer's Mullikin signs stolen; liberals at fault

On Thursday afternoon I put out two signs for Tom Mullikin, who is running for U. S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney's old seat, on May 2nd. The signs were gone by Saturday morning. It is against the law to remove political signs until after the election. I hope …
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It may be a bumpy ride with Trump

The Democrat party continues to do a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States. So many of the party's hardcore base of lefties and Hillary disciples, when they are not having …

Infantile left the real losers on Election Day

In the aftermath of last week's bitterly fought presidential election, the nation was treated to the winners and losers behaving with graciousness and civility. President Obama set the tone when he called on the nation to accept the outcome and …
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Raise gas tax before election-year politicking

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News April 6 Raise gas tax before election-year politicking Taxes on gasoline and other motor fuels are effectively user fees; motorists pay for using roads when they …
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