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A midterm wake-up call for the GOP

In sports, the team that loses is the team that studies the game-day tapes the hardest. In the military, it's called an after-action review. Businesses that don't examine loss die. But somehow in politics, it's different. Too often, political … 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

McConnell is consequential conservative leader

WASHINGTON - This weekend, left-wing protesters accosted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Kentucky restaurant, yelling at him that he was a "traitor." But not so long ago, it was tea party conservatives who were calling McConnell a … more

Editorial roundup: Nov. 16, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Index-Journal Nov. 14 Exercise should be required in all U.S. schools Whew! Thank goodness a report came out regarding new guidelines for exercise, the first released since the … more

A smear, pure and simple

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats seeking to derail Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination knew they had a problem. In other prominent cases of the #MeToo era, multiple victims had come forward to corroborate each other's stories and … more

The huge stakes of today's confrontations

Today is shaping up to be the Trump presidency's "Gunfight at O.K. Corral." Today, the fates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and much else, may be decided. The New York Times report that … 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

2018 midterms will be a battle of he vs. she

WASHINGTON - Slowly but inevitably, the two major political parties have become the party of women and the party of men - guess which is which - so that the 2018 midterms are shaping up as a climactic battle in the war between the sexes. This is … 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

Discipline must be enforced in Sumter schools for the good of everyone

If you want to make a change in public schools, then the Sumter School District Board of Trustees and the interim superintendent need to allow discipline to be handled in a … more

Has Bloomberg begun the battle for 2020?

Did former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg just take a page out of the playbook of Sen. Ed Muskie from half a century ago? In his first off-year election in 1970, President Richard Nixon ran a tough attack campaign to hold the 52 House seats the … more

Life will keep going, but remember Khashoggi's fate

WASHINGTON - The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got - Donald Trump is still president. Sorry, but someone had to say it. Now back to the cold realities of everyday life in the White House of Weird, … more

We need to work together to tackle S.C. opioid crisis

The Charleston County Medical Society wrote an op-ed that was published Aug. 13 in The Post and Courier. I appreciate the group engaging in this discussion, and I want to offer some additional thoughts, mainly focused on long-term sustainable … more
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