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Letters to the Editor

John is my heart

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

This article is about a father who put several of his kids through expensive colleges but one son wanted to be a Marine. An interesting observation by this dad and commentary that says a lot about our failing and fallen society. By Frank Schaeffer The W

Talking to the other side

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberals and conservatives, or pro- and anti-Trump v

Why do liberals deflect Ben Carson’s wisdom to score cheap political points?

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams It really is a shame. During my Town Hall interview conducted on my Sirius XM 126 Radio in which HUD Secretary Ben Carson began to explain some of the principles and market dynamics affecting policy initiatives at HUD, Carson noted

Rural America deserves a champion

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Anna Johnson, Center for Rural Affairs The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during hi

FOI reform comes at last

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Bill Rogers It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents. For seven years, the Legislature has for one reason or the other not passed an FOI reform bill. They did so on the l

Upon the wings of a dove

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams Sometime in the womb, as we evolve over months from a single-celled organism into the complex mass of neurons and flesh that we recognize as ourselves, an awareness of our place in the world emerges. The world as we begin to know it

Aiding minority ownership

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) April 20 decision to reinstate the UHF discount rule should be heralded as a significant opportunity to advance diversity and minority broadcast television ownership. For years, we have urged the FCC to addres

One SC woman making a difference – globally

on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble This is another column in an occasional series about people in South Carolina who are making a difference. Jennifer Jones-Wood is our guest columnist and she writes about her work in South Carolina to help young girls around the world. Tod

Want privacy? You won’t find it in Washington

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp On April 4, US president Donald Trump signed a bill repealing some of the previous administration’s rules on Internet Service Providers’ handling of user information. Privacy advocates raised Cain over the legislation, but let’s put it

Students making support for Israel their mission

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Obituaries

In recent days, I watched as throngs of supporters of Israel unloaded from buses and blanketed Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress with a singular goal in mind: to strengthen America’s relationship with our beloved ally, Israel. Of course

House bill H.3931 doesn’t promote transparency

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Jay Bender Where does your tax money go? In most instances it supports direct government activities such as schools, police, housing, public health and the like. But in many instances your tax money is transferred to nonprofit corporations that have

Gorsuch the right man for Supreme Court

on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Judge Gorsuch in my office. He was genuine, knowledgeable, and made it clear that he would exercise judiciary independence when interpreting the law. After our conversation, I walked away convinced that he has the

How to make America’s elites more responsible

on Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. Marvin Folkertsma Observing Hollywood’s posturing poseurs deliver their goods at the Oscars, as they ooze self-righteousness and narcissism, triggers a pesky thought that no doubt erupts in the minds of normal people. That is, few of those luminar

The problem with too much information

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton The job of being a citizen – and being a member of Congress – has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort

Building a bridge to a brighter future

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should
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