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Opinion: Stopping the campusfication of American life

Many people, years after they graduate from high school and college, have nightmares about taking exams for a course for which they have done none of the reading and are totally unprepared. They wake up full of anxiety and relax only when they … more

Opinion: Trump is right to call out Democrats for hypocrisy

WASHINGTON - It is mystifying why Democrats are so up in arms about President Trump's declaration that he is considering releasing illegal immigrants into so-called "sanctuary cities." After all, Trump's plan simply follows the Democrats' own policy … more

Opinion: Electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off road

WASHINGTON - Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, … more

Editorial roundup: April 19, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier April 15 S.C. could pull same trick it did with local government fund State legislators have never thought voters were smart enough to decide how to run their own … more

Opinion: Sanders needs Fox News to court Trump voters

WASHINGTON - That Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went on Fox News for a town hall Monday night was controversial among Democrats. As Sanders told hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, "Not everybody thought I should come on this show. Your network … more

Opinion: Notre Dame and tankers full of water

WASHINGTON - At least he recognized the urgency. As the world gasped in horror at the sight of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral burning in a cataclysmic moment, the president of the United States imparted these words of wisdom: "Perhaps flying water … more

OPINION: Finally, at last, protection against EMP

For years now, we have been warned that rogue states - particularly North Korea - could turn our country into a living hell by exploding a nuclear bomb in the atmosphere over America. The electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) from such a blast would fry our … more

OPINION: Some things to ponder

There's a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class. Bernie … more

OPINION: Sen. Hollings' legacy will endure

They called him the "senator from central casting." Former U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings looked the part. He acted the part. He sounded the part. But his record and legacy are much deeper than that. He is toward the top of the list with … more

Opinion: Sumter won't change unless all its residents change first

Sumter 2040: The future, like a runaway train, is approaching fast. The terrible happenings are caused by "we the people." As many religious people should believe, the devil is in us. Sumter won't … more

Opinion: If health care system isn't broken, why start over with new system?

All the hype appears to be with the Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare). Let's look at the health insurance coverage in the United States. Using 2017 population data, here is the coverage: (1) … more

Opinion: The fishy case of Julian Assange and his arrest

WASHINGTON - They say that guests are like fish; after three days, they become a bit whiffy. By this measure, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange smelled like an overladen fishing vessel adrift in the searing sun. Upon his arrest Thursday by British … more

Opinion: Children's education shouldn't be a socio-economic, political issue

When you are entitled to a whole loaf of bread, but you only get half, is half a loaf better than nothing? The Sumter School District is entitled to a cumulative increase … more

Sen. Hollings was bright, bold and blunt in his role

Growing up in Sumter, I knew of Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, but I did not meet him until 1966 when he came to Washington after winning a special election for the Senate seat that was held by the late Sen. Olin D. Johnston. I was a third-year law … more

Opinion: Yes, America needs walls. But the country is not 'full.'

WASHINGTON - President Trump is 100 percent correct that there is a crisis on our southern border. And he is absolutely right when he says some migrants are abusing our asylum laws. But he is dead wrong when he declares, in what has become his … more

Opinion: Board members owe Sumter residents an apology

I noted in today's Item that the school board thinks it needs a large tax increase from Sumter County. This is really confusing. They recently implied that they had enough money to reopen an unnecessary school despite declining student enrollment. … more
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