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President Nobama might be quite a change for U.S.

Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama's legacy. Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they … more

Trump has free speech rights to blast press

Two U.S. senators recently weighed in with grandstanding shots at President Trump. The first was Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who slammed Trump before a nearly empty U.S. Senate chamber on Wednesday, comparing him to Russian dictator Joseph … more

Editorial roundup: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal Jan. 14 Newsprint tariff would hurt communities It's been a tough time for newspapers. The market has been changing, and papers have struggled to match … more

There's a tough road ahead for Trump in year 2

As we reach, gingerly, the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president, none of the disasters feared by critics has come to pass. The economy has turned at least mildly upward rather than plummet to depression. The executive branch has … more

What 'Dreamer' fight is really about

Editor's note: This column was originally published in the Sunday edition of the LA Times. The loud fight over what will happen to America's "Dreamers" isn't what it seems. For both sides, it's a fig leaf used to mask their true intentions. In … more

Mr. President, stop attacking the free press

Editor's note: John McCain, a Republican, represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate. This column originally ran in The Washington Post on Jan. 16. After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize … more

Constitutional ignorance - perhaps contempt

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, "What Happened?" Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American … more

'Weakening' libel laws is not the right tactic - for anyone

Editor's note: This column was originally posted on Jan. 11 on the Newseum Institute's website, www.newseuminstitute.org. Making it easier to sue people for libel is not a good idea - for our democracy in general, and even for President Trump and … more

Timely financial reporting vital for public institutions

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the South Strand News on Jan. 11. Each October, many state agencies - including public colleges and universities - are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. … more

Little Rocket Man wins the round

After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to destroy the United States and called President Trump "a dotard,'' Kim Jong Un, at the gracious invitation of the president of South Korea, will be sending a skating team to … more

Politicians having a field day with meaningless issues

Politicians having a field day with meaningless issues Our political system is in complete upheaval and doesn't appear to being repaired at any time in our future. We have an opportunity to get a tax cut which will help our economy thrive and our … more

SPD continues relationship-building, strives for excellence

The true value of the Sumter Police Department and the work of its officers isn't told in headlines. It's those stories that aren't often shared outside of the confines of the Law Enforcement Center that demonstrate the character and caliber of our … more

A bad idea on immigration policy for Salvadoran families

Editor's note: Gov. John Kasich co-authored a New York Times op-ed with Jeb Bush Jr. about finding compassionate solutions to our nation's immigration challenges without tearing families apart. Immigration has become one of the most polarizing … more

Is Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' fizzling?

The most disappointed people in America this past week must be those Trump execrators who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of "Fire and Fury'' they had ordered was subtitled "The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945.'' It's a … more

Editorial roundup: Jan. 12, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Jan. 9 Airport prep after snow shut down busiest airport Charleston isn't very well prepared for five inches of snow. It's just not a challenge that pops up very … more

How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

WASHINGTON - During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon: poison gas. During World War II, as a science adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt, Conant was so central to … more

Yes, you can take Oprah seriously

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Wednesday edition of the Post and Courier. If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today. The actress, media mogul and … more

Bizarre stories and antics from campuses in 2017

A frequent point I have made in past columns has been about the educational travesty happening on many college campuses. Some people have labeled my observations and concerns as trivial, unimportant and cherry-picking. While the spring semester … more

Government denied services under guise of safety

Government denied services under guise of safety There are at least two kinds of people in the world; 1.) people who can confidently and safely operate motor vehicles and their own two legs two days after a three-inch snowfall, and b.) those who … more

What is America's mission now?

Informing Iran, "The U.S. is watching what you do,'' Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France's ambassador tutored Haley that … more
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