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OPINION: We aren't exempt from reaching breaking point

Basically everything that was made comes to a point where it can no longer do what it was designed to do. Within the automotive industry, the mass majority of the moving parts are placed through rigorous tests to see just how long they will hold up … more

OPINION: The faith we place in our elections

I've lost track of the times over the years I've heard a politician say, "This is the most important election of my lifetime." In fact, I've said it myself. And I'm sure we all believed it at the time. But in my case, at least, I know I was wrong in … more

Opinion: There is no condemnation for being transparent

I realize that church leaders must be real with their feelings because if the "human factor" did not come through our personalities, we would all seem very robotic. But at the same time, many feel pressure to be excited and happy all the time … more

Opinion: Ticket balancing may be risky for Joe Biden

If the presidential nominating process is the weakest part of our political system - and, perhaps not coincidentally, one not referenced by the founders - the vice presidential selection process comes solidly in second place. Some might even argue … more

OPINION: Foster children are living in our 'blind spot'

We are living in a time when Americans are opening their eyes to blind spots in society. Spots where disadvantage is the norm and opportunities for success are few and far between. For many of us, we unintentionally live our lives at full speed … more

OPINION: Editorial roundup for Aug. 8, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat Aug. 2 Sales tax holiday is more important in this difficult year South Carolina's sales tax holiday from Aug. 7-9 takes on a different dynamic amid the … more

OPINION: As the filibuster goes, so goes the GOP

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." This was the nightmare of Ben Franklin. Yet, with passage this spring of a $4 trillion bailout of an economy facing historic losses because … more

OPINION: History not yet repeated

WASHINGTON - Seventy-five years ago Sunday, three days after the first use of a nuclear weapon, the second occurred. There has not been a third in the subsequent 27,394 days. One of humanity's remarkable achievements is this absence of … more

Letter: Reinforce behavior you want repeated

Winston Churchill said: "An appeaser is one who feeds the alligators in hopes that he will be eaten last." When a child doesn't get what he wants, stomps his foot and beats around his room with a baseball bat, some parents appease the child by … more

Letter: Courageous leadership needed to defeat virus

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask should not be the question. The question should be, "How much do I love myself and others?" America has entered a new phase because of the rampant spreading of the coronavirus. Currently, over 159,000 Americans … more

Opinion: Why do we compare ourselves to others?

Since the beginning of time, men have compared themselves to others. Adam of course did not have this problem because he had no one to compare himself to, but later came Eve. We are such insatiable people - very seldom are we satisfied. When we are … more

OPINION: Leftist effort to revise American history

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant's first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of … more

OPINION: Helping jobless citizens

Unemployed Americans need cash. We go to work in return for a paycheck. With unemployment, we lose the paycheck. It's a simple but very painful formula for millions of Americans. Paychecks pay the rent or the mortgage, the car payment, utilities, … more

Opinion: The Biden rule: 'No men need apply!'

There is a real possibility that, this week, Joe Biden will be selecting the 47th president of the United States. For the woman Biden picks - he has promised to exclude from consideration all men, black, brown, white or Asian - has a better … more
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