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Duck hunting's opening day excitement

"Is John Martin coming over?" Ginger asked his dad, Johnny McLeod. "No, he's not going to make it," Johnny answered. We were having an extended family dinner, and our nephew was missing. Then Johnny leaned over to me and said in a whisper, "They're …

Will political setbacks unite Republicans?

The inexorable workings of the political marketplace seem to be enforcing some discipline over hitherto fissiparous Republican politicians. The question is whether this is happening too late to save the party's declining prospects in the 2018 …
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Notable & Quotable: Oct. 31, 2017

In The New York Times, Maureen Dowd writes, "Mark Cuban's Not Done Trolling Donald Trump." If you want to know just how surreal things have gotten, consider this: In 2015, Donald Trump had to decide between playing the president in "Sharknado 3: …
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Piece on prayer is divisive, misleading

Once again I write to respectfully disagree with a commentary by Mr. Hubert D. Osteen Jr. His recent piece titled "The left mocks prayer after U.S. tragedies" mostly consists of reprinting an article by William McGurn that first appeared in the …

Why pardon a turkey at Thanksgiving?

President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Mueller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota turkeys. The other 244 …
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The clock is ticking for Republicans

Republicans continue their habit of lining up in a circular firing squad, killing all their attempts at actually governing. Governing? What's that? Isn't that what they were elected to do? This is a party that controls all three branches of …
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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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