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Chief Justice Roberts is wrong. We do have Obama judges and Trump judges.

WASHINGTON - For someone trying to demonstrate that the judiciary is not political, getting into a political fight with the president sure is a funny way to do it. After President Trump called a judge who ruled against him an "Obama judge," Chief … more

Are the Saudi princes true friends?

The 633-word statement of President Donald Trump on the Saudi royals' role in the grisly murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi is a remarkable document, not only for its ice-cold candor. The president re-raises a question that has … more

PAYNE CARTOON - NOV. 27

Crosscurrents on a democratic Election Day

Some random observations on the 2018 offyear elections, for Thanksgiving weekend pondering: 1. We hear constantly, and in some respects accurately, that Americans are deeply divided politically. Another way to look at it: The differences between … more

Editorial roundup: Nov. 25, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Index-Journal Nov. 21 New moped laws were necessary for saving lives across our state Some have voiced a concern that new rules and regs applicable to moped drivers punish those who have … more

Will Dem rebels dethrone Pelosi for speaker?

After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as their future leaders three of the oldest faces in the party. Nancy Pelosi of California and Steny Hoyer of … more

What Trump needs to do to avoid being a 1-term president

WASHINGTON - President Trump did defy history in the 2018 midterm elections. While his predecessor, Barack Obama, lost 63 House seats and six Senate seats in his first midterms, Trump held the GOP's House losses to just over half of that and … more
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