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Sen. McCain's final words to the nation

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who passed away Saturday from brain cancer, wrote a farewell message to the country that was delivered by his friend and former top aide, Rick Davis, on Monday in Phoenix. The full text is below. My fellow Americans, … more

Racial disparities in suspensions, expulsions of students

President Barack Obama's first education secretary, Arne Duncan, gave a speech on the 45th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where, in 1965, state troopers beat and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful civil … more

Should the U.S.-Saudi alliance be saved?

During the weekend, Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us … more

Open letter to the Sumter School Board

Dear Sumter School Board members: First, congratulations to each of our elected school board members. Those who are now serving for the first time as Sumter School Board members and those re-elected. This community is holding onto the very … more

Are the interventionists now leaderless without McCain?

"McCain's Death Leaves Void" ran The Wall Street Journal headline over a front-page story that began: "The death of John McCain will leave Congress without perhaps its loudest voice in support of the robust internationalism that has defined the … more

Conviction without proof isn't how this country works

About 20 years ago, I sat on a jury for an assault case. This guy on trial sure looked like he was involved in it ... and the prosecutor could not prove it because of lack of evidence. When we … more

Are Republicans born wimps, 'nice guys'?

Republican leaders are "a bunch of wimps," said Jerry Falwell Jr. Conservatives and Christians need to stop electing "nice guys." "The U.S. needs street fighters like Donald Trump at every level of government because the liberal fascists Dems … more

Electoral College debate surfaces again

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the … more

The Kavanaugh fight shows we have not yet plumbed depths of Democratic ruthlessness

WASHINGTON - President Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured during his confirmation process, declaring that "what happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of … more

Democrats like to talk about Trump breaking norms. Now Obama is.

WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama took the oath of office as president in 2009, George W. Bush wished him well and left the political stage, determined to never publicly criticize his successor. It is a vow he kept for the entire eight years of Obama's … more

A cancer on the papacy?

This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical. First came the stunning revelation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington and friend to presidents, had for decades been a … more

Things left behind

PAWLEYS ISLAND - Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for centuries. I picked the few favorite items that I could take with me before abandoning my home to the fates of an impending disaster. They're only … more

How not to modernize Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON - If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the ranks of rogue leaders who assassinate their … more

Can anti-Trump hatred carry House for Dems?

"I have some thoughts on 'enthusiasm' and the election," tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report's ace analyst of House races. What I and, I suspect, others expected to follow was a discussion of how voters' enthusiasm, positive or negative, … more

October tours will share stories of cemetery in Sumter

Dearly Departed Tours: If you're a history buff, or looking for a unique and fun hour of stories from the grave, "Dearly Departed" is well worth your time. Ms. Becca and Ms. Diana have done a wonderful job putting this event together and presenting … more
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