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OPINION: President Trump has done more for the country in 3 years than Obama did in 8

The last few months have been troubling for this state and for what is going on in Washington and the man we, the people elected, President Trump. Ask yourself why are we continuing to pay those politicians? All they have talked about is impeach … more

OPINION: The impeachment pseudo-event

"The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America" is the title of a 1960s book by historian and librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin. Pseudo-events, he wrote, are staged solely to generate news media coverage. Real events involve independent actors … more

Opinion: Entrepreneur sent our words across ocean

On Nov. 30, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Cyrus Field, whose mostly forgotten project succeeded in bringing us closer together. His cable across the Atlantic meant messages could arrive in minutes instead of days or weeks. As a young man, he … more

OPINION: Is Macron right? Is NATO brain dead?

A week from now, the 29 member states of "the most successful alliance in history" will meet to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Yet all is not well within NATO. Instead of a "summit," the gathering, on the outskirts of London, has been cut to two … more

OPINION: Make a holiday strategy

The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick, and choose a direction. I choose glad. Who wants to be sad, and who needs bad? I don't want either one, and neither do you. There is enough in life that confronts us every day that has the … more

Opinion: A meaningful Thanksgiving

The impeachment proceedings to investigate allegations of impropriety in the Donald Trump presidency will impact many American households this Thanksgiving. Families will be confronted by political tensions of a profound nature this year. There is … more

Opinion: Vapers may vote for Trump, but challenger Mike Bloomberg won't

"If President Trump won't take steps to protect our children, then we need someone in the office who will," presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg tweeted recently. Bloomberg was responding to reports that Trump is reconsidering the prohibition … more

Opinion: Our Congress is paid for not doing their jobs

The Congress, representatives and senators, are paid for not doing their jobs. They are required to have the budgets passed for all federal departments by Sept. 30 of each year. There is a whole year to accomplish this task. Here we go again with … more

Opinion: What young people need to thrive in capitalism

The United States was founded by people seeking relief from an oppressive political and economic system. Three stunningly prescient documents - the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights - made it clear that newly … more

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

If the South Carolina General Assembly doesn't get the Confederate battle flag off the Statehouse grounds after what happened in Charleston this week, then we may as well replace the Palmetto Tree on the proper state flag - the beautiful blue one - … more
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