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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

The war for the soul of America

The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now. This is a fight to the finish. A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - "I … 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

Open letter to the Sumter School Board

Dear Sumter School Board members: First, congratulations to each of our elected school board members. Those who are now serving for the first time as Sumter School Board members and those re-elected. This community is holding onto the very … more

Gene editing is now here. It's an enormous threat.

WASHINGTON - A Chinese scientist's claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has evoked widespread condemnation from the scientific community. "This is far too premature," one American genetic scientist told the Associated … more

Making important school district decisions in hurried way is dangerous, unwise

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees heard a preliminary report from a group of superintendent search consultants Monday, Dec. 3. This specially called … more

On Saudi Arabia, Trump channels his inner Bush

WASHINGTON - In recent days, many have sought to contrast President Trump with President George H.W. Bush. But there is one area where Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush - and not in a good way. His response to the murder and … more

Lies, lies - and dadgum lies

WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little surprise - everyone attached to this administration seems to lie with ease. And yet it's explosive … more

China tried to strike at Trump - and missed mark entirely

WASHINGTON - "When you strike at a king you must kill him," Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Well, this year China tried to strike at President Trump for daring to launch a trade war with Beijing - and missed the mark entirely. After Trump imposed … more

Bush will be missed, and it was a pleasure to work under him

I, Marion Richburg, retired U.S. Air Force technical sergeant, had the great privilege of meeting George H.W. Bush when he was the director of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). I was assigned to the SR-71 Blackbird Reconnaissance Group USAF, … more

Thank you to cookie bakers for sweetening holidays for Shaw friends

Thanks community cookie bakers! You "Showered Shaw" with 3,696 dozen cookies in our 26th endeavor to sweeten up the holidays for our friends at Shaw. That's 44,252 cookies from a caring Sumter community. More than 3,000 cards accompanied the sweet … more

Brown's muscular progressivism would challenge Trump in 2020

"The money man dealing himself a hot royal flush. Then giving you and me a phony hand like a pair of tens or something." - "Waiting for Lefty," Clifford Odets, 1935 WASHINGTON - With his gravelly voice and his lack of senatorial sheen - even … more

Can America fight two Cold Wars at once?

Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea's commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for "exchanges of fire." Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic … more
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