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OPINION: S.C. roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier May 19 Creating incentives for employees to return to work Unemployment has hit South Carolina very hard, and it's a good thing that the large temporary federal … more

Remembering and relearning our worth

"Once you know who you are, you don't have to worry anymore." - Nikki Giovanni As I was sitting on the balcony the other evening watching the changing colors of the sky as the sun was fleeting behind the clouds, I found myself having a David … more

Opinion: Exceptional? Only if we get to work to stop losing ground

Like most Americans, I have always considered the United States an exceptional country. We possess a political system built on checks and balances, an ideal of giving voice to ordinary people across a diverse land, and a Constitution that favors … more

Opinion: Why were COVID-19-positive patients sent into nursing homes to infect the vulnerable?

On a multicountry trip to South America, President Ronald Reagan couldn't restrain himself from the inane observation that every tourist finds himself saying about such trips. "Every country is different." So, it seems, is every virus capable of … more

Opinion: Joy riders have no regard for wildlife or land

With regularity, when the mud's up, out of the margins of Patriot Park on the timbered side off S.C. 441, they come - the four-wheel mud monsters, ATVs and (yes!) even a golf cart. They come to joy ride. They came before COVID-19, and they have … more

Opinion: Baker for coroner represents all

I will preface this letter by stating that my father is Robbie Baker, Sumter County coroner, running for re-election. Growing up, my father made many sacrifices for me and my sister. He worked as a law enforcement officer (specializing in death … more

Opinion: Having rotten education isn't preordained

Black politicians, civil rights leaders and their white liberal advocates have little or no interest in doing anything effective to deal with what's no less than an education crisis among black students. In city after city with large black … more

Opinion: The peace sign: A safe greeting and sign of victory over the Age of COVID-19

As the Age of COVID-19 demands new rules of social interaction for the immediate future, a South Florida nonprofit organization has an important suggestion for how we can greet one another safely and pleasantly. The handshake is a memory, as are … more

Opinion: The every-single-senior project

The coronavirus quarantine closed down my craft club. At first, I didn't think I could lead the girls without physically being together. Then, I came across a Theodore Roosevelt quote: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Time to … more

Opinion: Fauci vs. Trump - who's right about reopening?

"We have met the moment, and we have prevailed," said President Donald Trump on Monday, May 11, as he supported the opening of the U.S. economy before the shutdown plunges us into a deep and lasting depression. Tuesday, May 12, Dr. Anthony S. … more

Opinion: The trauma of trying to get back to normal

"There is no timestamp to trauma. There isn't a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm." - Dawn Serra As the country and our community slowly begin to open … more

S.C. editorial roundup: Friday, May 15, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat May 13 Decline in robocalls is positive aspect of virus lockdown Have you noticed? Fewer robocalls are coming during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of … more

Opinion: Coexistence with China or Cold War II?

Under fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump, his campaign and his party are moving to lay blame for the 80,000 U.S. dead at the feet of the Communist Party of China and, by extension, its longtime General … more
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