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Will the West defend itself?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida's anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran …

Life advice from 'The Cliff Rules'

We all govern our lives by a set of personal beliefs and mantras. Some have a firm grounding in faith; some subscribe to more self-developed rules and ethics. While I have a solid foundation in biblical laws and teachings, I do occasionally …
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Aug. 10, 2014

A LOOK AT GETTING AMERICA RUNNING In "How to Get America Moving Again," George Schultz - a former Secretary of Labor, the Treasury and State, and director of the Office of Management and Budget - writes in The Wall Street Journal that "the world …
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'Hope and change' just a memory now

As the American economy continues to tank during a dismal recovery fomented by the Obama administration's overbearing regulatory and taxation policies, some inconvenient truths are emerging that explain why the nation's recovery is the weakest since …

Thanks to everyone who made Constitution Week a success

Thank you, residents of Sumter County, for your participation in celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. I have been promoting Constitution Week for 24 years, and this is the best response that we have …
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Editorial Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Sun News of Myrtle Beach Sept. 16 group wants to invite local gold star mothers to program Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina is asking for widespread public help in locating …
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