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Remembering D-Day 75 years later: A pure miracle

Editor's note: The son of tenant farming parents in west-central Indiana, Ernie Pyle became history's greatest war correspondent. When Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet on the tiny Pacific island of Ie Shima in 1945, his columns were … more

Opinion: Weakening offshore safety, expanding drilling are self-destructive policies

Last month, the Trump administration finalized plans to roll back key offshore drilling safeguards put in place in the wake of BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster. While its proposals to also expand offshore drilling to the Atlantic, Pacific and off … more

Opinion: Colleges committed to diversity of ideology

When you send your youngsters off to college, you might not mind that they will have to walk on eggshells, respect taboos, snitch on fellow students for politically incorrect jokes and learn to use ad hominem arguments as a means to attack ideas … more

Opinion: What a hash Mueller made of it

What is it about special counsel Robert Mueller that he cannot say clearly and concisely what he means? His nine-minute summary of the findings of his office, after two years of investigation, was a mess. It guarantees that the internecine … more

Opinion: Who approved 2nd year of school deficit tax?

I just recently received our 2019 Motor Vehicle Property Tax statement, and I was surprised to see an added tax for "school deficit"! We were taxed in 2018 for the Sumter County school deficit, and we were told it would be for one year only. I, and … more

Opinion: Sometimes parties have to change to thrive

Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those inclined to celebrate representative democracy. The Founding Fathers famously didn't like them yet found themselves forming them, not long after the First Congress assembled. This … more

Opinion: The idea of an aesthetic impeachment

WASHINGTON - If congressional Democrats will temper their enthusiasm for impeachment with lucidity about the nation's needs and their political self-interest, they will understand the self-defeating nature of a foredoomed attempt to remove a … more

Editorial roundup: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier May 25 Budget approval is a win for wildlife, tourism industry Three years ago South Carolina was led by a popular governor who was urging the federal government … more

Opinion: Don and Kim in 2020

WASHINGTON - As the 2020 election gears up, it seems apparent that Mike Pence's days as vice president are numbered. Trump's preference is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The vice-presidential candidate often plays the attack dog in a campaign - hurling … more

Opinion: Hiding from a school board member

A member of the Board of Trustees of Lexington School District 1 has had her requests for access to school district financial records denied by the school superintendent. The member has asked to see how much money the district has paid for … more

OPINION: Slavery is neither strange nor peculiar

The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation's founding is that slavery was sanctioned. They argue that the founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by … more

OPINION: Let's not strangle charter schools

The most enduring - and unforgivable - civil rights offense in our country today is the consigning of so many poor, often minority children to failing schools. Among the more promising efforts to deal with this urgent issue have been public charter … more

Opinion: Dem candidates trail in home states

Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and Elizabeth Warren better watch out ... They are headed for a fall! Current polling shows each one losing his or her home state to Biden and Sanders in the upcoming Democratic primary. Nothing derails a candidate … more

Opinion: All South Carolinians should learn about Richardson through Felder's new book

I just finished reading "The Life and Times of Dr. Luns C. Richardson," a book by Sumter native and author Jim Felder. This book covers the time from when Richardson began plowing at age 8 years old in Hartsville, South Carolina, until his death … more

Opinion: Using the Big Lie to delegitimize election results

The Big Lie is back in style. Wikipedia tells us that the term was invented by Adolf Hitler to describe what others did - though he was the biggest liar of all. "The broad masses of a nation," he wrote in "Mein Kampf," "more readily fall victims to … more
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