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Opinion: Biden's problem with Democrats is that he doesn't hate Republicans

WASHINGTON - Let's get this straight: Joe Biden is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination because he's the most "electable" candidate in the Democratic field? A guy who doesn't realize that I worked with segregationists … more

The little number at root of big problem

Seven and a quarter percent. That's the official "assumed rate of return" for South Carolina's retiree pension system. In other words, state officials tell us the system should expect to earn 7.25 percent on its assets for decades to … more

OPINION: Oberlin College has graduated from self-caricature to disgrace

"You Americans do not rear children, you incite them; you give them food and shelter and applause." - Randall Jarrell, "Pictures from an Institution" WASHINGTON - Oberlin College has an admirable liberal past and a contemptible progressive … more

Opinion: S.C. must retain control over what happens offshore

Here on our coast in South Carolina, we know how important it is to fight for the future of our beaches and do what we must to protect them. That is why a proposal by a Texas-based exploration company to conduct seismic blasting off our coast, as a … more

Opinion: On Russia collusion, Trump is right

WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary interview, President Trump and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos repeatedly sparred over whether special counsel Robert Mueller had cleared Trump of collusion with Russia. "Are you trying to say now that there … more

Editorial Roundup: June 20, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Aiken Standard June 18 Energy Department to review waste at Savannah River Site Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was reinterpreting the term "high-level … more

Opinion: The not-inevitable candidate and his not-feasible pet project

Will Joe Biden inevitably win the Democratic nomination for president? A month ago, many psephologists thought so, as national polls within two weeks of his April 25 announcement showed the former vice president with 41% of Democratic primary … more

Opinion: Black education decline

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city's specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He's joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity … more

Opinion: Children are the future and deserve the best education possible

I highly endorse the Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' unanimous decision to ascertain if Sumter County Council members wholeheartedly support public education in Sumter County. Reference The Sumter Item's article, "School board to ask for … more

Opinion: The gift of laughter and legacy

WASHINGTON - My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would. A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in the intensive care unit, I said, "I'll bet he's thinking right now, 'I wish these broads … more

Opinion: Biden wounded, perhaps mortally

Recently, I said that Joe Biden had committed suicide with his restated support for the Hyde Amendment that bans Medicaid coverage for abortion. Apparently, Biden agreed, for the next day, he recanted and swore fealty to the liberal agenda by … more

OPINION: To beat Trump, Democrats must practice politics of modesty

WASHINGTON - "It is a great advantage to a president," said the 30th of them, "and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man." Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today's incumbent … more

A long, thin line of personal anguish

Editor's note: Ernie Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote columns describing the bravery and lives of soldiers during World War II, honoring "The Greatest Generation." This column by Pyle is being published during the month of the … more

The family of God is those born into His family by faith

There is only one race, the human race, according to the Bible. The concept of different races is an evolutionary concept. All people have descended from Adam and Eve, who were creations of God. Acts … more
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