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Paul Ryan's way forward

WASHINGTON - To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of …

The ugly side of beauty

I've previously shared the story about my grandmother's brown pocketbook, but I didn't mention there was something inside the stylish bag that always repulsed me - the universally hideous rain bonnet. For those of you who never had a proper …
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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 …

Rules for paying car taxes in S.C. are time consuming, antiquated

I'm a New York City transplant who just moved to Sumter several months ago, and a couple of weeks ago I purchased a used car in a private sale. I can now see why the Department of Motor Vehicles issues 45-day temporary plates. The rules and …
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Aug. 28, 2014

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier of Charleston Aug. 23 We must shine the light on child deaths IN s.c. Children need to be protected. And those who suffer because the adults in their lives have …
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