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Opinion: Medical care, American dream or nightmare?

Until recently, my wife and I paid over $2,000 a month for medical insurance. We each had a $6,000 deductible. One year we both had procedures, which meant we had $12,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. There were also some other "uncovered" medical … more

OPINION: Boris Johnson defies Vladimir Putin's claim to Crimea with Royal Navy ship

About that clash between a British destroyer and Russian warplanes and warships in the Black Sea last week, there are conflicting versions. The Kremlin version is the more dramatic. HMS Defender, says Moscow, entered the Black Sea, made port … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: The Battlefield

Typically, we assign the name battlefield to a site where battles have taken place. A piece of land is not labeled "The Battlefield" unless some type of contest took place, usually between an antagonist and a protagonist. One side is the good guys, … more

VP Harris, what about the 'root cause' of urban homicide?

Vice President Kamala Harris returned from Guatemala, where she discussed the "root cause" of the post-election "surge" of "migrants" to our southern border. Harris said, "People leave home ... because they don't have opportunities there to fulfill … more

Opinion: The return of 'law and order' to New York

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President and former police captain Eric Adams took the lead in the New York mayoral race with 32% of the Democratic primary vote, 10 points more than progressive Maya Wiley, who had the endorsement of Rep. Alexandria … more

Opinion: 50 years after the ratifying 26th Amendment: Where are youth politics in the U.S. now?

It will be 50 years since the ratification of the 26th Amendment on July 1 of this year. Despite being one of American history classes' most unheralded, this amendment was a landmark Constitutional addition which lowered the eligible age of voting … more

Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Peace in our times of trouble

Today's devotion asks this question, "How can I have peace that passes my understanding?" In Philippians 4:6-7, we see, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto … more

Letter to the editor: It's been a unique year teaching online, and I love my students more than ever

Undoubtedly, this has been a school year unlike any we have ever seen. Students and families were forced to make tough decisions about their child's education and had to rapidly navigate a slew of online options. Many families decided to go with … more

Opinion: Invest in yourself and your health

The best investment you can make is in yourself. You can work, invest, save and accumulate wealth, but what good is it if you ignore yourself? A friend of mine once said, "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better … more

Letter to the Editor: It's time to reform our elections

I think it is safe to say that the 2020 elections in November were a massive success in South Carolina. We saw a 72% turnout in the state where almost 2.5 million people cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. With the redrawing of … more

S.C. Editorial Roundup for June 19, 2021

(Greenwood) Index-Journal June 12 Stay in your lane, but finish together We won't wander into the weeds on this one, but we do hope that there are no fender benders or crashes on the highway that leads to Greenwood County's growth and … more

Opinion: Children growing up fatherless is America's top domestic problem

A new powerful new documentary called "The Streets Were My Father" features three Chicago men, two Hispanics and one Black, who grew up without fathers. All three did hard time for serious offenses, including murder. The film, with no narrator, … more

Opinion: Supporting local means supporting local newspapers

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there's a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person. Sporting events have … more

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

If the South Carolina General Assembly doesn't get the Confederate battle flag off the Statehouse grounds after what happened in Charleston this week, then we may as well replace the Palmetto Tree on the proper state flag - the beautiful blue one - … more
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