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The (sometimes) bizarre Democratic nomination race

Some recent news stories verge on the bizarre - the House Democrats' futile fuss over impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's acceptance of President Donald Trump's U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade treaty. But they're not as bizarre, or possibly as … more

Opinion: Will the secessionist epidemic ever end?

Fresh from his triumphal "Get Brexit Done!" campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson anticipates a swift secession from the European Union. But if Britain secedes from the EU, warns Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland will secede … more

Opinion: Panorama article about Richardson shows hard work leads to success

In the Panorama section of the Dec. 14-15 Sumter Item is a wonderful article! Ms. Cynthia Richardson's life story relates a determined woman who overcame the many obstacles which life placed in her path. It is a wonderful, enlightening tale of … more

Opinion: PSC thumbs its nose at lawmakers, ratepayers

In May of 2019, Gov. Henry McMaster and the entire South Carolina Legislature unanimously approved the Energy Freedom Act, which paved the way for solar energy expansion in South Carolina. The law required utilities to explore investments in solar … more

Opinion: Opinions from whiny adults have no facts included

On the Dec. 12 Op/Ed page is an article which demonstrates how some people who, from their photos, look to be adults but are actually whining children whose brains have failed to grow along with their bodies. How impeachment of the president will … more

Opinion: Corrupting our social norms

Here are several questions for biologists and medical professionals: If a person is found to have XY chromosomes (heterogametic sex), does a designation as female on his birth certificate, driver's license or Social Security card override the … more

Opinion: Who makes Christmas? Thank the women

As we approach Christmas day, let's take a moment to salute the grand women of Christmas. My wife knocks herself out preparing for events like Thanksgiving and Christmas. She started preparing the Thanksgiving meal two weeks in advance, and for … more

Opinion: Division in the country creates chaos

This is for people who preach against judging others but turn around and judge others. They may also think they are the president and know all the facts about why he does what he does. Can someone tell me what the president has done wrong? If … more

Opinion: NASCAR fans could lose race coverage

Can you imagine not having access to watch the Daytona 500 in February? Unfortunately, this may become the reality for NASCAR fans and rural Americans across the country if Congress doesn't act to protect satellite TV subscribers by renewing the … more

OPINION: Rediscovering America: A quiz for Bill of Rights Day

Dec. 15, known as Bill of Rights Day, celebrates the ratification by the states of the Bill of Rights, which happened on that date in 1791. The Bill of Rights, or the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, not only helped secure popular … more

OPINION: Letter, Don Damm

The leadership of the Department of Defense (DOD), senior civilians and the admirals and generals failed to provide the means for our servicemen to protect themselves against terrorism. Let's review the unnecessary killing of 22 Army, Navy and … more

OPINION: Impeachment would improve public health

If we hope to improve public health, impeach Donald Trump. What is the evidence for such an assertion? There is a great deal, including but hardly limited to, these examples: - When the White House interferes with the premier public health … more

OPINION: Is it jaw-jaw or war with Iran?

"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind. While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald … more

OPINION: The morality and ethical principles of free markets

Dr. Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, "Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace," appearing in the American … more
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