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23andMeToo with Sen. Warren

WASHINGTON - Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap - maybe. After two-and-a-half years of being mocked by Donald Trump as "Pocahontas," referring to the Massachusetts … more

Democrats' smear of Kavanaugh sunk their own Senate chances

WASHINGTON - Just a few weeks ago, analysts thought that control of the U.S. Senate was in play this November and that momentum was shifting to the Democrats. Thanks to their brutal campaign of character assassination against now-Justice Brett … more

Editorial roundup: Sept. 14, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Sept. 10 Uranium spill investigation is rightly reopened The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rightly reopened an investigation into whether radioactive material … more

To op-ed writer: If you can't serve honorably, don't serve

WASHINGTON - The "deep state" exists after all. But it turns out that deep state is not made up of the permanent bureaucracy, shadowy intelligence officials or even Obama administration holdovers; rather it is made up of President Trump's own senior … more

Some of our biggest threats won't be on our ballots

The votes that will be cast on Election Day might be the most important votes cast in a long while, but they're unlikely to change our lives as dramatically as two great tsunamis that are hurtling toward us. Change Agent Tsunami One is being … more

Let's keep our lower tax rates

Prior to an election, many politicians talk about helping the "working middle class," but for decades these good citizens have seen no improvement in their finances, until now with the new tax rates. However, it is not the lower tax rates they will … more

Money seems more important than safe, respectful schools

My pastor was contacted by Karen Michalik to counsel and advise me to apologize publicly, retracting my "accusations and lies" of school board meetings. She also sent him her lengthly Facebook post. Myself, along with my pastor and church … more

What will Democrats do if Republicans keep both houses in midterms?

What if ... What if the Republicans (which means Donald Trump) keep both houses after the midterms? What do the Democrats do then? Barack Obama lost more democratic seats in Congress than any … more

Public invited to hear speaker Robertson Nov. 6

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Nash Student Center, we will be hosting Sadie Robertson as our featured speaker for the ninth annual Wilson Hall Mission Series. Ms. Robertson has starred in both Duck Dynasty and on season 19 of ABC's Dancing … more

Political antibodies are strengthening the U.S. immune system

WASHINGTON - America's body politic has recently been scarred by excruciating political shingles, and 2018 campaigning was equivalent to acid reflux. But Tuesday's elections indicated that some political antibodies are strengthening the nation's … more

It's our Constitution, not Kavanaugh

One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the "Father of the Constitution": "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to … more

Offshore drilling, hurricanes dangerous mix for our state and Southeastern coast

As communities are rebuilding from Hurricane Florence and the damage compounded by Hurricane Michael, we're reminded once again that extreme weather events have become all too common for our coast. While Charleston missed the unprecedented levels … more

Knowing Brewer as mentor, friend was an honor

A tribute to Billy Brewer, my friend, my coach, my fishing teacher, my hunting teacher, my Sunday school teacher, my second Dad, my insurance man, my mentor, and many, many more. What an honor it was to know him and have him as my friend so many … more

The short-term memory of the outrage machine

WASHINGTON - When the president announced that he was sending the U.S. military to help secure our southern border, he received bipartisan praise from members of Congress. The Washington Post reported that the move was seen as "smart politics." The … more

Senate committee members should reflect on their own behavior

The "swamp" in Washington is getting deeper by the day. I have been watching the Kavanaugh hearings with utter disgust. Christine Ford has been treated with kid's gloves, while Brett Kavanaugh has been pummeled as if punched by a professional … more
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