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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

Kavanaugh debacle cost the Democrats taking the Senate

WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats' campaign to destroy him will go down as a massive blunder. It failed to keep Kavanaugh off the court. It cost … more

Has Trump delivered on promises?

Is President Trump fulfilling candidate Trump's promises? You can make a case that he is, based on some surprising and widely unexpected economic developments. Vice President Mike Pence, writing in The Des Moines Register, put it succinctly: "The … more

Kneeling NFL players should be thankful for what they have in this country

Those three words were given in a speech by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to the West Point cadets after the general retired. Those three words are very important to my wife and I as we have a combined 47 years of service in the USAF. I spent two years in … more

Russia, China causing climate change

As the left ramps up its blame game accusing President Donald Trump of undermining efforts to mitigate climate change, some core facts are useful to consider: - The United States is rapidly decreasing its carbon emissions, largely due to market … more

Journalism is crucial to democracy

Oct. 7-13 is National Newspaper Week. It serves as a wonderful reminder of the importance and strength of our industry. It is also a great time to reflect on what we have overcome and where we must go next. 2018 has been a hard year for … more

Thank you to paper for participating in response to criticism of the press

The Sumter Item is to be commended for running two commentaries appearing Thursday, Aug. 16, on its opinion page in response to our president's sustained attacks on the press. One by Tatiana Diaz, a student at Grand Rapids (Michigan) Community … more

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

Air has seeped out of collusion balloon

"I did not, and of course I looked for it, looked for it hard." That was Bob Woodward, promoting his book on the Trump White House, "Fear," replying to talk radio host and columnist Hugh Hewitt's question "Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in … more

Relief is yet to come after midterms

WASHINGTON - It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a … 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

How much evidence do we need to destroy someone?

WASHINGTON - Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school - a charge he unequivocally denies. She can't remember the date the alleged attack took place. She isn't even certain about the … more

President Trump should dump Rosenstein

Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," and a review of President Donald Trump's record indicate that Trump sometimes swerves at the last minute, betraying his own good instincts and listening to insider advisers. Now is not the time to falter. Trump … 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
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