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Illiberal liberals on campus are worse than you thought

It's not exactly a secret that liberal college campuses are among the most illiberal places in America. Liberals talk a good game about diversity - a fundamental tenet of modern-day liberalism - but it's not diversity of opinion they have in mind. …

Whatever happened to Dail Dinwiddie?

COLUMBIA - Twenty-five years ago on Sept. 24, 1992, Dail Boxley Dinwiddie vanished. Phffft. Just like that. She was 23, a darling girl, anyone would say. Because even though she was, by age, a young woman, she was just 5 feet tall and weighed …
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Notable & Quotable: Sept. 20, 2017

In "The Great ESPN Pile-On," The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay writes, "Another controversy has the sports network fending off accusations of bias - and the anger of the president." The latest uproar concerns the "SportsCenter" anchor Jemele …
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Loose cannonball was set free to harm others

I told myself I was not going to write to the editor about the 18-year-old man (he is not a teenager), Andrew J. Tiller, and his attempt at murdering two innocent men, causing them now to have lifelong pain and suffering. And the absolute folly of …

Friends of Swan Lake helped with fire truck

The little boy's delight in "driving" the Swan Lake firetruck was fun to see on the front page of Thursday's Sumter Item. However, a glaring omission in the information about the firetruck needs correction. Had it not been for the long-term efforts …
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Solid choices for school board

The selection Monday by Sumter's legislative delegation of William Byrd and Bonnie Disney as the two newest members of the Sumter School District Board of Trustees was a good choice, as both have a solid record of support and leadership of public …
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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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