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Trump's nuclear-treaty withdrawal sends a message

WASHINGTON - In announcing his decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Trump cited Russia's repeated violations and the fact that the treaty does not bind China, which is engaged in the world's … more

Editorial roundup: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Oct. 24 S.C. mourns loss of 2nd officer after ambush attack South Carolina has lost another courageous law enforcement officer. On Monday, Florence County … more

Offshore drilling, hurricanes dangerous mix for our state and Southeastern coast

As communities are rebuilding from Hurricane Florence and the damage compounded by Hurricane Michael, we're reminded once again that extreme weather events have become all too common for our coast. While Charleston missed the unprecedented levels … more

Week focuses on mission of telehealth

Last week was Telehealth Awareness Week, which seeks to showcase the incredible work being done throughout South Carolina, within health systems, clinical practices, schools, nursing facilities, homes and anywhere telehealth is being delivered to … more

Thank you to Rep. Smith for help with problem after historic flooding

After three years (October 2015 - 1,000-year event, 21.3 inches of rain), two engineers, surveys, endless phone calls, meetings with state officials - when we had lost all hope, Rep. Murrell Smith took our phone call on June 7, 2018. He immediately … more

McConnell is consequential conservative leader

WASHINGTON - This weekend, left-wing protesters accosted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Kentucky restaurant, yelling at him that he was a "traitor." But not so long ago, it was tea party conservatives who were calling McConnell a … more

2018 midterms will be a battle of he vs. she

WASHINGTON - Slowly but inevitably, the two major political parties have become the party of women and the party of men - guess which is which - so that the 2018 midterms are shaping up as a climactic battle in the war between the sexes. This is … more

Trump's base returns in the nick of time

The voters who elected Donald Trump in 2016 are returning to him just as the midterms approach. With their help, Trump has recorded his highest job approval in the Wall Street Journal-NBC poll since he took office - 47 percent. But the real story … more

Baker isn't the right choice for at-large Sumter school board seat

How dare Frank Baker run for the school board. He was "forced" (mutually) to leave as superintendent, facing a financial crisis of $6.2 million, and says he can assist on … more

Questions to consider on price gouging

Thirteen states - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia - have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of … more

Caravan puts Trump legacy on the line

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Understandably so, for … more

Davis will be honest, ambitious in service to Sumter on council

Honest, integrous, loyal, reliable, ambitious, practical, considerate and genuine - these are some of the adjectives that come to mind to describe Colin Davis. I have known Colin … more

This column is CBD infused

WASHINGTON - As a new-product junkie, it was foregone that I'd swap a C-note for something called CBD, a cannabis extract promising relief from pain and anxiety, the twin banes of baby boomers recently awakened to the realization that, though their … more

How not to modernize Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON - If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the ranks of rogue leaders who assassinate their … more

Can anti-Trump hatred carry House for Dems?

"I have some thoughts on 'enthusiasm' and the election," tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report's ace analyst of House races. What I and, I suspect, others expected to follow was a discussion of how voters' enthusiasm, positive or negative, … more
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