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South Carolina editorial roundup: March 19, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat March 13 Federal law passed recently to preserve Reconstruction-era sites U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn spoke to guests and reporters at Zion … more

Opinion: Hasta luego, Beto O'Rourke

WASHINGTON - It must be a grown-up thing, but every time I see Beto O'Rourke, I want to fix him a hamburger. He's precious. And, if my eyes serve me, he's hungry. Call it maternal instinct; call it age. But, let's call the Texas Democrat's … more

Mayewood school could have another use for Sumter

Sumter 2040: Let's rethink the Mayewood Middle School situation. Evidently the district doesn't need Mayewood, so let's consider something futuristic and turn Mayewood into a "two-year" college. … more

Opinion: Worse living through chemistry in worldwide drug trade

WASHINGTON - On Feb. 12, Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka "El Chapo," was convicted of multiple crimes related to running the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico's largest. Thirteen days before his conviction, authorities seized enough of the synthetic opioid … more

Opinion: Pelosi is trying to protect Democrats from lunatic left

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., announcement that she is "not for impeachment" has caused resistance on the left. Pelosi is not trying to protect President Trump. She is trying to protect the Democratic Party from its lunatic … more

Opinion: Impeachment quest lets AOC types set agenda

Has the Democratic Party reduced its chances of denying President Trump a second term by continuing to concentrate on throwing him out before the end of his first? You can make a good case that it has. Democrats have been itching to oust Trump … more

Opinion: Is income inequality fair for our country?

Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called "Every … more

Opinion: Has the Catholic Church committed the worst crime in American history?

PHILADELPHIA - "Horseplay," a term used to denote child rape, is, says Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, part of a sinister glossary of euphemisms by which the Catholic Church's bureaucracy obfuscates in documents the church's "pattern of … more

Opinion: How middle America is to be dispossessed

In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College. Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and … more

Editorial roundup: March 13, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat March 5 Prescribed burns are an important tool for many reasons Wildfires are not unusual this time of year around a state rich in woodlands. We lose thousands of … more

Opinion: Trump is undermining Congress' power of the purse

WASHINGTON - In February 2016, while Donald Trump was busy sweeping the Republican presidential field, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, led a group of conservatives in launching the Article 1 Project (or A1P) - an initiative urging members of Congress to … more

Opinion: Wise men were not at manger scene with Jesus

Dr. Al Sears is a highly respected doctor. He has an institute in Florida. And he publishes an excellent newsletter, "Confidential Cures." But in the January issue, he really messed up big time - … more

Opinion: An eclipse of our state's Sunshine laws

Remember the August 2017 solar eclipse that carved a path through South Carolina? Bright daylight gave way to shadows, which then gave way to total darkness. Within minutes, of course, a summer day was again put into the sun's bright … more

Opinion: One year later, trash still a problem in Sumter

Approximately one year ago, I wrote a letter to the editor about the terrible state of trash and debris in the Sumter and Sumter County areas. The intent of my letter was to highlight this problem, … more
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