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The day of reckoning is coming soon

The loons on the left and the persistent resistance just keeps rolling along, aided and abetted by its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democratic Party. What a lineup they have assembled: Maxine Waters and her regular hissy fits as she and Nancy … more

Sumter residents are fortunate to live here

Aren't we fortunate to live in such a good, caring town? The articles in The Sumter Item recently remind me of this. Sheriff Dennis and his team working with the summer Boys & Girls Club to help them … more

McCain: Warm remembrances of roads not taken or abandoned

Warm remembrances of Sen. John McCain have been filling the political air since his death last weekend. They'll continue through the memorial service in Phoenix, his funeral Saturday at Washington National Cathedral and his interment at the Naval … more

Trump is right to protect Americans from the International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON - Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and that the Senate has not ratified, be allowed to investigate, try and imprison American citizens? Unfortunately, this … more

I lost because I wasn't Trump enough. All Republicans should be worrying.

They say elections have consequences, and if this is so, we should all be concerned over the recent primary along the coast of South Carolina. I know it well. I lost. I've been involved in politics for a long time in my state and have run and won … more

11th-hour slander

WASHINGTON - After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school. There are no … more

Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen's decision to plead guilty for making hush-money payments on Donald Trump's behalf has raised the prospect that if Democrats take control of Congress, they might try to impeach the president over a matter completely … more

Thanks to Glasscock for help in protecting Sumter

On behalf of all the folks in Sumter County who were blessed to fill their bags with sand donated by Glasscock Co. Inc. we send a heartfelt "Thank you." Many residents, especially senior citizens and business owners, were able to protect … more

Democrats' rhetoric is as dangerous as Trump's

WASHINGTON - This week a New York man, Carlos Bayon, was arrested after leaving threatening messages for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., promising to go after their families and … more

Military vehicles useful to have on hand during disasters

Nice to see MRAP mentioned in a positive way. They are basically military trucks with a steel armor monocoque body. (Contrary to popular delusion they are not "tanks.") Besides not being vulnerable to flying debris, they can approach fires where … more

We can start reducing our demand for animal products

Beyond the widely reported devastating impacts of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas, there is one more - of the self-inflicted variety. North Carolina is home to thousands of factory farms that raise millions of pigs, chickens and other animals … more

Has the West the will to survive an existential crisis?

"If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his … more

S.C. needs a road map toward a better future

It's no secret. South Carolina is bursting with promise. Our breathtaking natural beauty, low cost of living, friendly culture and hard-working people have led to rapid growth in recent years. But even as we celebrate all that's good about our … more

No, I'm Spartacus! Booker launches gladiator bid

WASHINGTON - It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator. His eyes glimmering pools of earnestness, Booker girded his loins and told the chamber that … more

Ackerman used his skills, imagination to help community

I'm mourning the death of my good friend, Roger Ackerman. We met in 1984 when I joined the Sumter Rotary Club. Roger had joined in 1966, served as club president in 1978-79, was awarded Rotarian of … more

A note of appreciation to our readers

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Index-Journal on July 29. We are not the New York Times or the Washington Post. Closer to home, we're not the Post & Courier. Or The State. Or - well, you get the point. Or do you? Those … more

City of Manning needs to answer basic questions about how it's run

As with most of Manning's taxpaying citizens, I expect that the fine points of a weak mayor/strong council form of government was left behind in Civics 101 long ago. However, I … more
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