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Opinion: Trump isn't biggest threat to Constitution

WASHINGTON - Who is the biggest threat to our constitutional order? It is not President Trump. Ever since Trump took office, Democrats have been telling us he is an authoritarian who threatens our system of government. Well, today it is Democrats … more

S.C. editorial roundup: March 24, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier March 20 Bill would weaken dam-safety laws after multiple floods In 2015, torrential rains fell across South Carolina, and about 50 dams failed, triggering South … more

Opinion: Sumter's litter problem is a people problem

Sumter 2040: Litter in Sumter is not the problem. Like all problems, it's a "people problem." We have too many people that don't seem to be "housebroken." Sumter is a "stage," and we are actors on that stage. Let's not go onto that stage looking and … more

Opinion: This novel will have you pining for the days of George W. Bush

WASHINGTON - Nostalgia is what Thomas Mallon is counting on to help draw readers to his new novel, "Landfall," which takes them on a long stroll down memory lane, back to the golden days of ... President George W. Bush's second term. Really. So, if … more

Opinion: Who spawned Christchurch killer?

Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on Earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he … more

Opinion: Too rich to run in 2020 as wealth is a liability

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has given success a bad name. That is, the president's much-boasted-about wealth has soured many Americans' taste for even the Horatio Alger bootstrapping stories. These days, as income inequality has become a leitmotif … more

Opinion: The losers running for the Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON - Look at the losers running, or considering a run, for the Democratic presidential nomination. I don't mean that pejoratively. I mean it literally. Beto O'Rourke's presidential candidacy is the ultimate expression of the … more

Opinion: College cheating scandal

Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people involved in cheating and bribery in order to get their children admitted to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities such as Georgetown, Yale, Stanford, University of Texas, … more

Opinion: Chicago's clues for the 2020 Democrats

There was a record-sized field of candidates containing as many women as men. Their surnames ranged from the long familiar to the novel and exotic; they had multiple racial and ethnic backgrounds, and at least one gay candidate was in the running. … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: March 19, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat March 13 Federal law passed recently to preserve Reconstruction-era sites U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn spoke to guests and reporters at Zion … more

Opinion: Hasta luego, Beto O'Rourke

WASHINGTON - It must be a grown-up thing, but every time I see Beto O'Rourke, I want to fix him a hamburger. He's precious. And, if my eyes serve me, he's hungry. Call it maternal instinct; call it age. But, let's call the Texas Democrat's … more

Mayewood school could have another use for Sumter

Sumter 2040: Let's rethink the Mayewood Middle School situation. Evidently the district doesn't need Mayewood, so let's consider something futuristic and turn Mayewood into a "two-year" college. … more

Opinion: Worse living through chemistry in worldwide drug trade

WASHINGTON - On Feb. 12, Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka "El Chapo," was convicted of multiple crimes related to running the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico's largest. Thirteen days before his conviction, authorities seized enough of the synthetic opioid … more

Opinion: Pelosi is trying to protect Democrats from lunatic left

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., announcement that she is "not for impeachment" has caused resistance on the left. Pelosi is not trying to protect President Trump. She is trying to protect the Democratic Party from its lunatic … more
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