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Opinion: All of us need to help revitalize our democracy

Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy. While most state and local governments - and certain … more

Opinion: American 'stormtroopers' - a bright shining lie

With the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse under nightly siege from violent radicals and Portland's police hard-pressed to protect it, President Trump sent in federal agents to secure the building. The reaction from Speaker of the House … more

Opinion: Voice activation has a long history

Technology has come a very long way. Those who are around 60 years of age and above have seen a vast amount of technological advancement. They have seen reel to reel, 45/33 plastic records, eight-track players, cassette players, DVD players, jump … more

Opinion: Is racism responsible for today's problems?

I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death - rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and … more

Letter: America has problems but is the greatest nation on Earth

The Bible teachers in 1 Corinthians 14:10 that there are many voices in the world and none of them are without signification or meaning. So, I wish to add my voice. I worked 23 years in the Air Force. Those were the best years I experienced. I went … more

Letter: America isn't a Third World country

As an American citizen, I am appalled at what the Democrat governors and mayors are putting up with regarding the destroying of statues and monuments. Before George Floyd was killed, none of this was an issue. Changing names on football teams and … more

Letter: If teachers, students aren't attending school, why are taxes being collected?

I just received my "Sumter County, South Carolina, Motor Vehicle Property Tax & Registration Renewal Notice." The amount is $372.49. Guess how much of the $372.49 is for "School." I'll tell you. The amount is $222.30. That equals almost 60% of … more

Opinion: S.C. lawmakers leading the charge for environmental conservation

Amid a seemingly endless flood of negative headlines and ever-increasing political polarization, one could be forgiven for feeling somewhat apprehensive about the state of the world these days. But if one looks closer at the news, there are … more

OPINION: Substantive change is just around the corner

No one could have imagined that 2020 would look like this. Our economy was booming, unemployment numbers were down, and we were looking forward to the warmer months here in South Carolina. Then came one calamity after another, and the world … more

Opinion: Goodbye after nearly 2 centuries to the national conventions

If things had proceeded according to schedule, we'd be checking the polls to see if Joe Biden had gotten a bounce from his acceptance speech in Milwaukee. That's because the Democratic National Convention was originally scheduled for July … more

OPINION: S.C. Editorial Roundup, July 24, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier July 21 S.C. Supreme Court declines request by law school grads to practice without taking Bar exam In the middle of a pandemic that is stretching our hospital … more

OPINION: Rising diversity is Joe Biden's worry, too

Is her racial diversity America's greatest strength? So we are told. Yet, even before America becomes a majority-minority nation, 25 years from now, recent changes in the composition of the country are going to impact both parties in … more

Opinion: The great obstacle course of our lives

I love watching American Ninja Warrior. It is a test of skill, agility, determination and strength. The participants are able to build obstacles that resemble the actual ones in which they would be competing. The course architect would always manage … more

Column from James E. Clyburn: Lewis made his life a sermon. Honor him with moral deeds.

John R. Lewis was dedicated to racial equality in America through nonviolent acts. It's time to honor him by taking action like he would have. John Lewis and I first met in October 1960 at the organizational meeting of the Student Nonviolent … more
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