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The worst enemy of black people

Malcolm X was a Muslim minister and human rights activist. Born in 1925, he met his death at the hands of an assassin in 1965. Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for black civil rights, but unlike Martin Luther King, he was not that forgiving of … more

Southeast needs to lead, move forward

When I was a young sailor, my friends made fun of where I was from. I would say Sumter, and they would say Something, South Carolina. When we visited Naples, Italy, as we walked around, I looked down and … more

Sumter roads, education and gun registration should be focus

Sumter 2040: Sumter should get rid of all four-way stop signs. In 1986, there was a survey of four-way stop signs in South Carolina. It determined that it cost the motoring public more than $2,000 … more

S.C. should avoid another drug crisis by not rushing to approve medical marijuana

Editor's note: This column first appeared in The State. A handful of South Carolina legislators have made it clear they intend to again push for legalized marijuana in South Carolina. They have also made it clear they intend to have this debate … more

McConnell needs to do his job

After several days of the craziness over the government shutdown and the $193,000-per-year salary Mitch McConnell receives for not doing his job, yes McConnell is the real reason the shutdown is … more

Black education: What makes sense?

What do you think of the proposition that no black youngsters should be saved from educational rot until all can be saved? Black people cannot afford to accept such a proposition. Actions by the education establishment, black and white liberal … more

Shutdown over border control is stupidity, but we will rebound

To avoid any repercussions, I will use "idiocy" to describe my view of what is going on in Washington at this time with our elected officials, whom we elect to serve us (at least … more

Legislators should reauthorize national conservation fund

For more than 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected national treasures like the Great Smoky Mountains as well as places closer to home like the park at Crosswell Elementary School or ballfields and tennis courts at Palmetto … more

Trump's crucial migration test at San Ysidro

Mass migration "lit the flame" of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must "get a handle on it." "Europe must send a very clear message - 'we are not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and … more

Is Bolton steering Trump into war with Iran?

"Stop the ENDLESS WARS!" implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. Last … more

The politics of immigration

Here are a couple of easy immigration questions - answerable with a simple "yes" or "no" - we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the U.S.? Do the American people have a right, through … more

Will president hold firm on Syrian pullout?

"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there," wrote President Donald Trump, as he ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Syria, stunning the U.S. foreign policy establishment. Trump overruled his secretaries of state … more

The Grinch has lost his mind

WASHINGTON - 'Tis not the season to be jolly, thanks to Donald Trump. His sudden, unilateral decision to withdraw troops from Syria, forcing the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis - one of the last bulwarks against the president's … more
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