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Opinion: Crime has heavy costs for residents

Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others. Thousands of black Americans were murdered in 2019. Over 90% of the time, the … more

Opinion: Trump responds to Iran's act of war

In all the reportage and commentary on the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, I haven't seen much mention of an interesting parallel between the Iranian mullah regime's attacks on America recently and its attacks when it first came to power 40 years … more

Opinion: The culture war, new secession come to the Old Dominion

Since 1969, "Virginia Is for Lovers" has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it "one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years." But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be another … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Index-Journal Jan. 7 Moving past New Year's resolutions by changing habits Have you gotten yourself caught up in the New Year's resolutions craze? Surely you've noticed the … more

Opinion: Don't be fooled by terrorists

Iran seemed to intentionally avoid killing Americans in its recent airstrike against our American military bases in Iraq. Reports indicate it was more about "saving face" with its own people after the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Don't be … more

Opinion: How the 1920s can inform the 2020s in health care

The 2020s have arrived. Science and technology are poised to revolutionize health care, spawning moral questions we can't yet imagine. Such questions will tempt governments to mandate or prohibit new technologies. Unintended consequences will … more

OPINION: If Baghdad wants our troops out of the country, let's go

Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam Hussein's dictatorship into a beacon of democracy, Iraq's Parliament, amid shouts of "Death to America!," voted to expel all U.S. troops from the country. Though nonbinding, the expulsion … more

Opinion: Numbers undercut 'ascendant America' theory

From the first years of the one-fifth of this century already completed, we've been told that a new, ascendant America - more nonwhite, more culturally liberal, more feminist - was going to dominate our politics for years to come. Those … more

Opinion: The new racism

A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it's not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive Democrats have openly condemned the physical characteristics of some of their 2020 … more

OPINION: Our real existential crisis - extinction

If Western elites were asked to name the greatest crisis facing mankind, climate change would win in a walk. Thus did Time magazine pass over every world leader to name a Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, its person of the … more

Opinion: How presidents get their facts and sort through them all

Here's a basic truth about people who make decisions on public policy: They rarely have all the facts they want. Over the years, I've sat in countless meetings in which, after we'd reached a sticking point, someone said in exasperation, "Well, what … more

OPINION: Do you choose to be good or evil this new decade?

God gave us life, what we do with it is up to us. We get to choose between good and evil. It's a battle within ourselves for our soul. Good is about love, joy, peace, hope, truth, faith, patience, kindness, giving, living, everything that makes … more

Opinion: SHS theater students need public's support for trip

Ladies and gentlemen of Sumter County, within our humble county we have some very talented teenagers at Sumter High School. This group of teens in the theater program have won the state theater competition two years running! They need your support! … more
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