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It's time to junk racial quotas in higher education

"It's time for enlightened America to hit reset on affirmative action once and for all," writes Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in The American Interest. By affirmative action, of course, he means the racial quotas and … more

Trump stands his ground on Putin

"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached. And to hear our elites, Donald Trump is guilty of them all. Trump's refusal to challenge … more

Trump can shut down his Russia critics by using one bold move

WASHINGTON - If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do so with one bold move: Announce he is moving out most U.S. forces currently stationed in Germany … more

Why the Founders feared foreign influence in American politics

On Monday, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin - then promptly sided with him. The meeting marked the culmination of two years of growing concern about Russian interference in the 2016 election and mounting fears that … more

Editorial roundup: July 20, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier July 18 McMaster vetoes state Conservation Bank's request With just two staffers, the S.C. Conservation Bank will have about $9 million to buy or conserve land … more

Civics education more important than ever before

A revival for civics education in our schools, even colleges, could not come soon enough. The impending appointments of several Supreme Court justices during the next few years brings to light how void our populace is on the most fundamental aspects … more

Trump isn't the 1st president to cozy up to Putin

WASHINGTON - The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many reasons President Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed so insane. Trump … more

Boys and Girls State teens provide reasons for optimism for our state

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State programs. Sponsored nationally by the American Legion, Boys State and Girls State are … more

Trump calls off Cold War II at his summit

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have "never been worse." He then added pointedly, that just changed "about four hours ago." It certainly did. With his remarks … more

Our rules of the game: U.S. Constitution

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, leading to President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate … more

Thailand's watery cave - something we can learn from

The world celebrated the rescue of 12 Thai soccer boys from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand. We grieved over the loss of one brave man, Saman Kunam, who sacrificed his life to deliver supplies to the trapped boys. Many of us watched the media … more

Trump wants to strengthen NATO alliance

WASHINGTON - As President Trump put Germany and other allies on notice for the harm they are doing to NATO with their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, Democrats in Washington came to Germany's defense. "President Trump's brazen … more

Is a coming NATO crisis inevitable?

Of President Donald Trump's explosion at Angela Merkel's Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices. America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the … more

Former journalism professor's novel touches nerve with many an editor working in community press

If the gruesome slaughter of five people happened in the newsroom of a paper in Annapolis, Maryland, could it happen in South Carolina? What exactly could occur when a group of angry citizens have a festering gripe with their hometown community … more

Kavanaugh confirmation Kabuki

Theater, much like Japan's Kabuki - that's all the Supreme Court confirmation process is. Donald Trump's presentations of his two nominees, Judge Neil Gorsuch last year and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, were uncharacteristically graceful - a … more
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