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Skin in the game

In describing the GOP tax cuts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that they and bonuses American workers were getting were "crumbs." They were "tax cuts for the rich." Some argued that the tax cuts would reduce revenues. Pelosi predicted, … 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

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

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

Is this worse than 1968?

Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman. Oct. 26, we learned the identity of the crazed … more

Sumter is fortunate to have Rep. Smith to look out for our interests

At this time when government officials are often viewed with suspicion and derision, Sumter is fortunate to have individuals who truly place their service to our community … more

Editorial roundup: Nov. 6, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Oct. 30 S.C. should re-elect Spearman for making headway in education South Carolina's long-struggling education system must evolve into one that helps students … 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

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

Your vote Nov. 6 will show what is in your heart

When the citizens of Sumter County vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, their vote will reveal what is truly in their hearts. Their vote will tell if they have a genuine concern for other people or if it's … more

No, Trump cannot end birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON - In an interview for "Axios on HBO," President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied: "You can … more
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