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OPINION: Biden's electability is a myth

WASHINGTON - Despite a lackluster debate performance, former vice president Joe Biden is still holding on to his lead in the race for the Democratic nomination in large part because Democratic voters see him as the most electable candidate. A … more

OPINION: To defeat Trump, Dems should nominate Bennet

WASHINGTON - With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on "continuing resolutions." Congress passes these in order to spare itself the … more

Opinion: Greater focus on financial literacy will help young people

Most of us probably remember learning things in high school that we rarely if ever use as adults - like how to calculate the area of a trapezoid or how to solve a quadratic equation. Yet nearly all of us do, at some point, need to take out a … more

Opinion: Are Democrats ceding the center to Trump?

Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its presidential hopefuls. In new polls, only Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump comfortably. The other top-tier candidates - Sens. Bernie Sanders, … more

S.C. editorial roundup: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Aiken Standard July 7 Ongoing reporting on SRS will benefit readers as site in flux The Aiken Standard covered news and information in and around Aiken for 83 years before President … more

Opinion: America is greater than 'just OK'

WASHINGTON - Maybe President Trump was right that we needed a "Salute to America" last week because apparently some Americans have lost sight of the greatness of our country. Case in point: To mark Independence Day, The New York Times posted a video … more

Opinion: Perhaps the school board could start a GoFundMe for teacher pay raises

I finally decided to voice my opinion on county council's decision about the school board. First, I want to thank county council for their decision. I think most people realize that once our taxes go up, they will never go back down. I was in … more

Opinion: Presidential candidates can be so silly

WASHINGTON - If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office 114 months from now she might have a coherent answer to the question of whether Americans should be forbidden to have … more

Opinion: The true test of free speech

The First Amendment to our Constitution was proposed by the 1788 Virginia ratification convention during its narrow 89 to 79 vote to ratify the Constitution. Virginia's resolution held that the free exercise of religion, right to assembly and free … more

Opinion: Every state should pass a medical aid-in-dying law

Just two months apart, the governors of Maine and New Jersey signed laws ensuring that terminally ill adults in their states would no longer have to suffer needlessly at life's inevitable end. Similar to bills introduced in 17 other states this … more

Opinion: Improved health doesn't have to be complex issue

Dr. Angelo Sinopoli makes a simple problem very complex in his commentary of Friday, June 28, 2019. Improved health for a community is simple. 1) Don't smoke. 2) Drink in moderation. 3) Obey speed limits. 4) Don't use illicit … more

Opinion: Trump's patriotism vs. the new anti-Americanism

Despite all the grousing and griping about his "politicizing" of the Fourth of July and "militarizing" America's birthday, President Donald Trump turned the tables on his antagonists and pulled it off. As master of ceremonies and keynote speaker … more

Opinion: Congress needs to return to regular order

The other day, someone I've known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. "It's easy for people like you to make long lists of things Congress should do to improve," he said. "But you know good and well most of them won't happen. So if you're … more

Opinion: Primaries are nothing more than glorified personality contests

I absolutely, emphatically detest the primary system to select a candidate. For example, a few elections ago, Tommy Moore, running for governor of our state, raised a million dollars for the primary in which he was digging up dirt on his two … more

Opinion: Ivanka Trump's travels with dear ol' dad

WASHINGTON - "Surreal" was the word Ivanka Trump used to describe North Korea, which she briefly visited this past weekend with dear ol' dad. It was the first time an American president had crossed the threshold into the hermit kingdom, where … more

Opinion: Trump makes nice with dictators, but his actions count more

WASHINGTON - During a single visit to Asia, President Trump embraced not one, not two, but three dictators. He became the first American president to set foot in North Korea, where he praised his "great friendship" with North Korea's despotic … more
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