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Opinion: Amash shows voters they don't have to settle for binary choice

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as congressman from this … more

Opinion: The Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act

Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate, the so-called "Patients Rights Act" (S. 1993), should be renamed the "Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act" (PAIN Act) because that's exactly what will happen if this bill is enacted. This … more

Opinion: Social media allows extremists to come out of the woodwork

In response to the reader's letter appearing in Thursday's The Sumter Item, which expresses concern if not disdain about some of the current and more extreme members of the Democratic Party, I respectfully offer the following response. It's my … more

Opinion: China, not Russia, is greater threat

Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport. Ominously, Beijing described the violent weekend demonstrations as "deranged" acts that are "the first signs of terrorism" and vowed a … more

Opinion: Trump administration's hatred toward Hispanics just makes us stronger

CHICAGO - The massive immigration-reform marches of 2006 started as a response to, among many other things, pending legislation that would have made unlawfully present immigrants into felons. The marches helped squash the legislation, which was … more

Opinion: Is younger generation filled with such hate they can't see straight?

I look back now and wonder how I ever voted for the Democratic Party? Were they always like this and hiding in the weeds? Or is this just a younger generation that has been filled with so much hate, they cannot see straight. They have veered so far … more

Opinion: How many bullets?

Terrorists proved on Sept. 11, 2001, that guns are not necessary to kill 2,753 people. Timothy McVeigh proved that a truck load of explosives can kill 168 people and injure 680 while destroying one third of a building and damaging many others in … more

Opinion: As world gets hotter, consequences worsen

Something notable just happened that cannot be ignored: July may have been the hottest month globally since record-keeping began in the 1800s, according to an initial analysis by a top meteorological organization. Looking at the broader climate … more

OPINION: China, not Russia, the greater threat

Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport. Ominously, Beijing described the violent weekend demonstrations as "deranged" acts that are "the first signs of terrorism," and vowed a … more

OPINION: How important is today's racial discrimination?

There is discrimination of all sorts and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it’s somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today. From a policy … more

Opinion: Analyzing pieces of Democratic puzzle

"No candidate received a polling bump as a result of the Detroit debates," writes Morning Consult analyst Anthony Patterson this week. That's a big disappointment for the dozen or more candidates struggling to make the Democrats' 2 percent cutoffs … more

Opinion: The shaming of America

WASHINGTON - One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior - shame - has become part of the 2020 presidential race. And one of the most shameful things in these times is to be thought or labeled a racist. As it should be, if … more

Opinion: 'National conservatism' is 'Warren conservatism'

WASHINGTON - Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes' behavior. America's current administration has "national conservatives." They advocate unprecedented expansion of … more

Opinion: Relaxing trade war could help in finding solution to problems

Dennis Turner's guest column in Thursday's paper included a number of partial truths and important omissions. A casual search of the internet reveals that Mr. Turner works for Duke Energy, but his credits in the paper only state that he is a … more

Opinion: Imagine a world with Title IX

I recently had a conversation with a friend who is knowledgeable about Title IX, the landmark legislation that nearly a half century ago, in 1972, banned discrimination on the basis of sex within federally funded schools. Its impact has been felt … more
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