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0207 SC roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Feb. 4 Voting process during the Iowa Dem caucuses Contrary to the impression you've gotten if your life revolves around social media and cable "news," the world … more

OPINION: Failed coup of a failing liberal establishment

It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad. In a 51-49 vote, the Senate refused to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and agreed to end the trial Wednesday. As weekend polls showed socialist Bernie … more

Opinion: Valet parking at hospitals is necessity

It's another day, and we find out that something else has changed. It seems like very week things are different, but we don't know why. I think someone needs to articulate what will happen and why before changes occur. Like valet parking. That … more

Opinion: Economics tools reveal reality instead of myths

I have been teaching economics since 1967 - 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo's law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects … more

Opinion: A Sanders sweep could make him difficult to stop

The old becomes the new. Bernie Sanders, born in September 1941, three months before Pearl Harbor, leads the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls by 4 points in Iowa, 10 points in New Hampshire and 5 points in the biggest delegate prize, the … more

Opinion: Donald Coker was loving, Christian leader in Sumter, around the world for decades

This tribute is written out of a sense of obligation because of the blessings and opportunities my family and I have experienced since moving to Sumter more than 60 years ago and serving as teacher and administrator in the city schools and community … more

Opinion: America first or back to business as usual?

When this president was sworn in, pundits scratched their heads at his promise to put America first. Since taking office, our president has delivered on his promise to rebalance the scales of trade fairness. On Oct. 7 last year, he signed free … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat Jan. 28 Cancer rates in South Carolina Cancer remains a most feared disease. But it is no longer a certain death sentence. Much progress has been … more

Opinion: Democracy and tyranny

During President Donald J. Trump's impeachment trial, we'll hear a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a democracy. If we've become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who … more

Opinion: Republic Systems should pick up eyesore trash bins

For the past three weeks, I have had our trash bin out to be picked up, as well as taken away, by Republic Systems. This group was replaced by the City of Sumter. The new system, Waste Management, has already sent their trash bin, as well as started … more

Opinion: Impeachment is the left's ultimate weapon

In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act that had been enacted by Congress over his veto in 1867. Defying the law, Johnson fired Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, without getting Senate approval, as the … more

Opinion: S.C. voting rights under the axe

In America, choosing our government is a sacred right and duty. Our vote is our voice, guaranteeing that we are stewards of our communities and our state and our nation. It's the essential expression of what it means to be American. That's why … more

Opinion: Historians say New York Times gets history wrong

We live in history-making times. Not so much because of the impeachment trial going on in the Senate, which will make history only if it routinizes impeachments of impolite presidents when their opposition party gets control of the House, but … more
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