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What a changing climate means for government

Democrats were for a wall before they were against it

WASHINGTON - On Saturday, the current government shutdown became the longest in American history. But it has already hit another historic milestone: It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. In 2019, the … more

Demonizing white men

Rush Limbaugh's December 2018 Limbaugh Letter has an article titled "Demonizing White Men." It highlights - with actual quotations from people in the media, academia and the political and entertainment arenas - the attack on white men as a class. … more

Trump is ready to deal. Are Democrats?

WASHINGTON - When Donald Trump first took office, many conservatives' greatest fear was that he would be too quick to cut deals with the Democrats. He had previously been a Democrat and had staked out heterodox positions on everything from spending … more

Sumter Opera House offers top entertainment

If you were not at the Sumter Opera House this past Friday to see Joshua Lozoff, you missed a highly entertaining event. Seth Reimer does an excellent job of bringing top shows to Sumter. He deserves your support. I would hate to see SOH programs go … more

Democrats' America: Heart of darkness

If it was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that black and white would come together in friendship and peace to do justice, his acolytes in today's Democratic Party appear to have missed that part of his message. Here is Hakeem Jeffries, … more

Republicans should study Colorado's change in tint

DENVER - Social scientists, say Colorado boosters, have plausible metrics identifying their state as the happiest and healthiest state, the former quality perhaps producing the latter. Or the other way around. Or maybe the tangle of causation cannot … more

Great nations don't quit wars before they prevail

"Great nations do not fight endless wars," President Trump declared in his State of the Union address. It was a line that could have been delivered by President Barack Obama, who in 2015 memorably said, "I do not support the idea of endless … more

Marijuana use can increase risk of mental illness, violence

Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Let's examine some hidden issues about … more

Someone should take over Kmart and keep it going

I hear Kmart is closing in April. I would like to see somebody step in and take over and let it remain Kmart. I remember when Kmart opened. I was in high school. It's a shame they never had an anniversary sale. If they did, I don't remember … more

Mueller probe could turn out to be a disaster for the Democrats

WASHINGTON - All of Washington is focused on the political peril President Trump faces from Robert Mueller's investigation. But the Mueller probe could very well turn out to be a disaster, not for Trump, but for the Democrats. The special counsel … more

Thoughts on Arizona's 2020 race

WASHINGTON - As resumes go, it's hard to fathom a better fit to fill John McCain's Senate seat than the nation's first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat - Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey apparently thought so, too. On … more

Christmas 2018: Not the worst of times

"Deck the halls with boughs of holly," goes the old Christmas carol. "'Tis the season to be jolly." Yet if there were a couplet less befitting the mood of this capital city, I am unaware of it. "The wheels are coming off" was a common commentary … more

Will diversity be the death of Democrats?

Both of America's great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity - racial, religious, ethnic, cultural - as its own and as America's "greatest strength." Understandably so, for … more

Not every difference is a social injustice

Much is made about observed differences between sexes and among races. The nation's academic and legal elite try to sell us on the notion that men and women and people of all races should be proportionally represented in socio-economic … more

The three amigas

WASHINGTON - By the Republican response to the three most-famous Democratic freshmen in Congress - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC) of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan - you'd think these women were Shakespeare's … more
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