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Family thanks those who donated to Salvation Army in honor of father

The Bahnmuller family would kindly like to thank those individuals who gave a memorial to the Salvation Army in memory of our father Arthur S. Bahnmuller. We have requested a list of the memorials from the Salvation Army several times, but they … more

Reasoning about race

So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same … more

The late hit on Judge Kavanaugh

Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation and possibly his career on the nation's second-highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or … more

Supreme Court's 'Bartleby' decision

"I would prefer not to." That was the invariable reply of the title character of Herman Melville's 1853 story "Bartleby, the Scrivener," when asked by his employer to perform a task. It's also a phrase you might use to describe the opinion of the … more

NATO isn't for defending Montenegro

WASHINGTON - Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently asked President Trump, "Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?" It is a fair question - one that many Americans were asking following Trump's performance at the NATO summit - … more

Impact of college chaos will lead to nation's collapse

Impact of college chaos will lead to nation's collapse As a professor in a college setting for over 30 years, I have had direct contact with the college classroom setting and have personally observed some negative trends in the college and … more

On immigration, Democrats give Trump the upper hand - again

WASHINGTON - Democrats just can't help themselves. They were winning the battle over family separations at the southern border. Americans of all political persuasions were horrified by the images of children in cages separated from their parents. … more

Liberals are actually against freedom of conscience

Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals … more

We have model for improving S.C. education

As the final moments of an 18-day ordeal unfolded before him, Citadel graduate and Air Force Maj. Charles Hodges felt a sense of relief, the same one felt the world over. Twelve boys and their soccer coach, stranded in a cave in northern … more

Trump using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

WASHINGTON - Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his tough stance persuaded allies to spend … more

A California election could catalyze K-12 improvements

LOS ANGELES - November's congressional elections will decide which party will control a narcoleptic institution that is uninterested in performing fundamental functions: Only 43 of the 535 House and Senate seats - 10 in the Senate, 33 in the House - … more

S.C. schools need tougher reading, writing standards

In 2015, South Carolina adopted new standards in English language arts (ELA) after making the decision to "un-adopt" the Common Core. In doing so, the state was well within its rights. But South Carolina also has a responsibility to make sure its … more

Business partner was a trailblazer

On June 30, 2018, Sam Holladay passed from this life to everlasting life. Sam was my business partner for 35 years. We spent more time together than most brothers, and like brothers we sometimes didn't … more
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