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Democrats tell young people they're in a hopeless situation

Don't you get the idea that the Democrats see more bad in this world than good? How sad. I used to see this party as one of optimism and hope. When their own "leaders" talk about … more

Thank you to Sumter organizations for support after loss of wife

I want to thank all the people who sent their kind thoughts and prayers, brought food, checked on me and my family and took care of things that we didn't notice or have the heart to address. I have lived in many places in my life, but the Sumter … more

In spies battle, Trump holds the high ground

In backing John Brennan's right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charged the president with treason, the U.S. intel community has chosen to fight on indefensible terrain. Former Director of National Intelligence James … more

Bad men but good presidents

With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump's presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one's being a good man guarantee he'll be a good president? Third: Does having a good … 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

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

Cardinal Wuerl must go after reports of abuse

WASHINGTON - In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that "the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God." We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which alleges that more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in … more

Can America ever come together again?

If ex-CIA Director John Brennan did to Andrew Jackson what he did to Donald Trump, he would have lost a lot more than his security clearance. He would have been challenged to a duel and shot. "Trump's ... performance in Helsinki," Brennan had … more

Community newspapers are not a public enemy

Let's make one thing crystal clear the press is not the enemy of the American people. It is hard to believe any thinking citizen in South Carolina or around the country would actually believe that. Yet some do. These attacks against the media … more

Editorial roundup: Aug. 17, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Myrtle Beach Sun News Aug. 10 Human trafficking is the 21st century version of slavery Human trafficking, an international, multi-billion-dollar criminal enterprise, is the 21st … more

GOP has won 8 of 10 special House elections

The results of 10 special House elections this cycle show that the media hype about an approaching blue wave that will supposedly sweep the Democrats to power in the House is just that - hype. In 2017 and 2018, so far, Republicans have won 8 of … more

Trump's failure to condemn bigots of alt-right tars his presidency

WASHINGTON - How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular? Fueled by his historic tax reform and an unprecedented regulatory rollback, the economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter. The unemployment rate is just 3.9 … more

How can journalists create more unity against Trump's anti-press tactics?

A former editor described Donald Trump as a "magician" who has "led (journalists) by their noses around the circus ring by his cheap acts." How can journalists create more unity against Trump's tactics? Tatiana Diaz, 30, sophomore, Grand Rapids … more

America's lengthening enemies list

Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, … more

Enough's enough with violence in Chicago

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported (https://tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). Before last week's mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been … more
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