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Editorial roundup: Aug. 14, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat Aug. 5 Dominion merger is best solution for future of SCANA, customers The shareholders of SCANA Corp. got it right. They voted to approve the proposed merger with … more

Who determines 'universal values'?

Is it any of Canada's business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh's arrest of women's rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven … more

Is a Trump court in the making?

If Mitch McConnell's Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party. Not bad for a rookie. And the … more

Thailand's watery cave - something we can learn from

The world celebrated the rescue of 12 Thai soccer boys from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand. We grieved over the loss of one brave man, Saman Kunam, who sacrificed his life to deliver supplies to the trapped boys. Many of us watched the media … more

Is Trump about to intervene in Syria's civil war?

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling. Last week, Trump said of Syrian President Bashar Assad's campaign to recapture the last stronghold of the … more

Some Dems should hope for GOP unity on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - It is difficult to imagine any Republican senator opposing President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court of Brett M. Kavanaugh, a judge with impeccable credentials, strong intellect and sterling character. If Republicans stay … more

More support for local journalism is needed now

The tragic loss of five journalists rips at the very core of our democracy. Journalists are parts of the fabric holding our country together. They report on elected officials — holding those … more

Editorial roundup: July 27, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier July 23 Plan could harm some species in our state The Endangered Species Act has helped protect iconic South … more

Cardinal Wuerl must go after reports of abuse

WASHINGTON - In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that "the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God." We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which alleges that more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in … more

Can America ever come together again?

If ex-CIA Director John Brennan did to Andrew Jackson what he did to Donald Trump, he would have lost a lot more than his security clearance. He would have been challenged to a duel and shot. "Trump's ... performance in Helsinki," Brennan had … more

Would war with Iran doom Trump?

A war with Iran would define, consume and potentially destroy the Trump presidency but exhilarate the neocon never-Trumpers who most despise the man. Why, then, is President Donald Trump toying with such an idea? Looking back at Afghanistan, … more

Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials. Where's outrage?

WASHINGTON - All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the Mueller investigation will provide evidence proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. So far, "Exhibit A" against President Trump is the meeting Donald … more

Editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Aug. 20 Colleges' spending on bells and whistles is a misplaced priority Students attend college to learn and to become more marketable in the search for a career, … more

In Tennessee Senate race, a pistol-packing Republican vs. an oatmeal Democrat

NASHVILLE - The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New Orleans, and all of this horizontal state is the epicenter of 2018 politics. Its U.S. Senate race will reveal whether, for Republicans, fealty to the … more
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