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A midterm wake-up call for the GOP

In sports, the team that loses is the team that studies the game-day tapes the hardest. In the military, it's called an after-action review. Businesses that don't examine loss die. But somehow in politics, it's different. Too often, political … more

Editorial roundup: Nov. 16, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Index-Journal Nov. 14 Exercise should be required in all U.S. schools Whew! Thank goodness a report came out regarding new guidelines for exercise, the first released since the … more

Split election result sends polarized politics toward 2020

The Republican president, considered a lightweight and an ignoramus by many in Washington, suffered a setback in the offyear elections, losing several seats and effective control in the House, while maintaining and perhaps strengthening his party in … more

Nothing wrong with populist nationalism, American-style

WASHINGTON - When French President Emmanuel Macron denounced populist nationalism this week and called on world leaders to support institutions such as the United Nations that defend "the common good of the world," liberal elites cheered. The speech … more

Macron to Trump: 'You're no patriot!'

In a rebuke bordering on national insult Sunday, Emmanuel Macron retorted to Donald Trump's calling himself a nationalist. "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism; nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism." As for Trump's policy of … more

This Thanksgiving, dig deep and find what you're thankful for

When I first learned of this month's topic of "Thankfulness" for the Facebook group blog I contribute to, I thought, "well, yeah, that makes sense because it's the month of … more

Kavanaugh debacle cost the Democrats taking the Senate

WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats' campaign to destroy him will go down as a massive blunder. It failed to keep Kavanaugh off the court. It cost … more

Relief is yet to come after midterms

WASHINGTON - It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a … more

The war for the soul of America

The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now. This is a fight to the finish. A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - "I … more

Open letter to the Sumter School Board

Dear Sumter School Board members: First, congratulations to each of our elected school board members. Those who are now serving for the first time as Sumter School Board members and those re-elected. This community is holding onto the very … more

Arial cartoon - Nov. 9

Skin in the game

In describing the GOP tax cuts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that they and bonuses American workers were getting were "crumbs." They were "tax cuts for the rich." Some argued that the tax cuts would reduce revenues. Pelosi predicted, … more

Political antibodies are strengthening the U.S. immune system

WASHINGTON - America's body politic has recently been scarred by excruciating political shingles, and 2018 campaigning was equivalent to acid reflux. But Tuesday's elections indicated that some political antibodies are strengthening the nation's … more

The short-term memory of the outrage machine

WASHINGTON - When the president announced that he was sending the U.S. military to help secure our southern border, he received bipartisan praise from members of Congress. The Washington Post reported that the move was seen as "smart politics." The … more

Discipline must be enforced in Sumter schools for the good of everyone

If you want to make a change in public schools, then the Sumter School District Board of Trustees and the interim superintendent need to allow discipline to be handled in a … more
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