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Opinion: Where will all these war games lead?

In northeast Syria last week, a U.S. military vehicle collided with a Russian armored vehicle, injuring four American soldiers. Both the Americans and Russians blame each other for failing to follow established rules of the road. Had an American … more

Opinion: S.C. needs the Community Development Tax Credit

The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the health, social fabric and economies of South Carolina communities. The virus is having a disproportionate effect on communities of color due to the widening racial gap in health and economic disparities. … more

Opinion: Diversity, equity and inclusion nonsense

Check out any professional and most college basketball teams. Their starting five, and most of their other 10 players, are Black, as is 80% of the NBA. This does not come anywhere close to the diversity and inclusion sought by the nation's social … more

Letter: County council's vote puts Blacks, military veterans at higher risk of dying from COVID-19

Once again, I'm in a dispute with members of Sumter County Council. This time it concerns the health, safety and welfare of all citizens in our county; most notably, African-Americans and military veterans. I wrote a letter to the editor on Aug. … more

Opinion: Is Biden ceding the law-and-order issue?

Is Joe Biden forfeiting the law-and-order issue to Donald Trump? So it would seem. "Republicans Use Law and Order As Rallying Cry" was the top headline on The New York Times' front-page story on Vice President Mike Pence's acceptance speech at … more

Opinion: In a divided time, saving local journalism is a bipartisan cause

Editor's Note: America's Newspapers supports passage of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, which was introduced July 16. Dean Ridings is CEO of America's Newspapers. In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the … more

OPINION: Little Ears are always listening

Little Ears. It was a term I heard a lot growing up, as in, "Mind what you say, dear, Little Ears are listening." Often, it would be my father sharing one of those words he learned aboard a Coast Guard cutter in the late '60s. Or perhaps it was … more

S.C. editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat Aug. 25 Courts are right to rule on side of the Constitution The July decision by the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reaffirmed the system used by South … more

OPINION: We're all in this together

We are a nation adrift. Even before the pandemic and George Floyd's death, the U.S. was piling on problems with little sense that we had either the leadership or the political will to address them. The coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests … more

Opinion: Up, up and away

Growing up, most of us had comic or cartoon superheroes, and yes this included the girls and the boys. When we begin to identify who our superheroes were, our age was often revealed as well. The outcome with superheroes was often the same. These … more

OPINION: S.C. native Maj. James Capers Jr. - part two

Got your back In the 1970s, he was the face of the Marines. Literally. As part of the "Ask A Marine" recruiting campaign, his photo was plastered on billboards, posters, brochures and ads. Other soldiers stood in the background, all in their … more

Opinion: Protecting USPS also safeguards your access to information

Facing a fierce public outcry, the U.S. Postal Service is "suspending" its sudden cost-cutting moves - tossing out high-speed sorting machines, uprooting collection boxes, reducing Post Office hours and eliminating carrier overtime - that have … more

Opinion: Biden and Trump - does age matter during this election?

John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he was elected to serve as president of the United States in 1960. His age did not hurt him on Election Day. Barack Obama was 47 years old when he became president of the United States in 2008. His age, skin … more
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