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Editorial roundup: May 29, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Herald May 17 Tariff could hurt access to local publications Until recently, most people probably didn't have tariffs on their minds. It was widely reported the Trump administration … more

Is bellicosity of U.S. backfiring?

U.S. threats to crush Iran and North Korea may yet work, but as of now neither Tehran nor Pyongyang appears to be intimidated. Repeated references by NSC adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence to the "Libya model" for denuclearization … more

Thanks to Sumter, Bowen for outstretched arms during service

Could I please say "Thank You Sumter?" Two entities stand clear in my mind for my adopted hometown - Southern Hospitality and Ms. Debbie Bowen (D-BOW) both are thoroughly ingrained into … more

Trump should make clear that Libya model is indeed on table

WASHINGTON - After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it … more

Money laundering made easier

Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates. Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina's legalization of video poker was that it provided a state-wide network of money laundromats. A video poker … more

Trump proving to be most fearlessly pro-life president in nation's history

WASHINGTON - President Trump's critics were apoplectic last week when the president referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals." Of course, no one should be dehumanized. Yet many of the same people expressing outrage that Trump would dehumanize … more

Obama administration's spying on Trump a departure from norms

"F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims," read the headline on a lengthy New York Times story May 18. "The Justice Department used a suspected informant to probe whether Trump campaign aides were … more

Thank you to those who made 1912 Bed and Breakfast event a success

On behalf of the Sumter Main Street Society, thank you to all the people who attended our Open House at the new 1912 Bed and Breakfast on Friday, May 18. Additional thanks go to … more

The Whigs are back, and they're leading an American renaissance

People who read this column know my political ideology: I'm a Whig. If progressives generally believe in expanding government to enhance equality, and libertarians try to reduce government to expand freedom, Whigs seek to use limited but energetic … more

Can a pope really change moral truth?

That joking retort we heard as children, "Is the pope Catholic?" is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, … more

More could have been done to prevent riot

Regarding the prison system, more cell searches may have found these shanks before they could be used. What about being too hard on inmates? Some senators and congressmen say don't be hard on inmates. … more

From Russia with love

Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump and the Russians colluded to rig the 2016 presidential election so far has borne little fruit. The Democrats and their media allies would love to find some Russian collusion and … more

Tariff could spell end to what you hold today

Editor's note: This editorial by the Index-Journal of Greenwood was published on May 20. It's Sunday morning. You went to the newspaper box this morning and grabbed up today's edition of the Index-Journal to complement your morning coffee. It's a … more

Racism liberals don't recognize is really their own

Commentators, almost always from the right, have documented liberal media bias for many years now. And the response by the perpetrators of this bias has been both constant and predictable: Circle the wagons and blame the accusers. Accuse us of bias … more

State of the midterms

Last December, the midterm outlook looked bleak for Republicans. With the Democrats enjoying a 13-point lead on the Generic Ballot, pundits talked of a "big blue wave." The question was not whether the Democrats would win the two dozen seats needed … more
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