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South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Jan. 20 Private-school choice proposal should be an amendment to bill South Carolina owns about 1,300 elementary, middle and high schools, which educate 750,000 … more

OPINION: Thank you to all who packed shoeboxes for children to share meaning of christmas

I am writing to thank Sumter residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Sumter and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of … more

Opinion: Is mass civil disobedience the future of America?

On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian civil disobedience, thousands of gun owners gathered in Richmond to petition peacefully for their rights. King had preached that there was a … more

Opinion: Diversity and inclusion insanity

It's nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of … more

Opinion: Patrick Davis, how sweet the sound

I first saw Patrick Davis in Columbia. The skirts were short, the heels were high, and the bar was open. The women crowded the stage to get as close to Davis as possible. We danced badly and sang loudly. I started following Davis on Facebook. I … more

Opinion: What we've learned from the Democratic race - so far

Elections are a form of communication. Voting tells politicians, and the press if they're capable of getting the message, what citizens will tolerate and what they won't. The Democrats haven't voted yet, but they've been campaigning for more than a … more

Opinion: Health care reform superior to Medicare for All

Health care reform is shaping up as the defining issue of the 2020 election. According to Real Clear Politics polling, most voters say that health care is their most important issue. For doctors, that's no surprise. We hear complaints from our … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Jan. 14 Clemson's loss in championship was only a setback Clemson's 42-25 loss to Louisiana State University in Monday night's national championship game was no … more

Opinion: Some changes at hospitals are good, others ludicrous

We all say that we need to innovate and make things better, but for who and what cost? I don't know why the doctors are the ones to be affected. They have to put everything on computers, they are told how long to spend with a patient. The … more

Opinion: Fixing the system is up to all of us

You no doubt remember the old line attributed to Ben Franklin when he was asked what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had created: "A republic, if you can keep it!" Well, I've noticed an interesting thing in recent years: It's got … more

Opinion: Should you quit this year?

We usually don't want to just give up or conclude we don't have what it takes to go on. I've thought about that some lately in trying to learn a difficult fiddle tune. What have you thought about quitting? Smoking? Alcohol? Drugs? A toxic … more

Opinion: Crime has heavy costs for residents

Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others. Thousands of black Americans were murdered in 2019. Over 90% of the time, the … more
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