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How not to modernize Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON - If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the ranks of rogue leaders who assassinate their … more

Can anti-Trump hatred carry House for Dems?

"I have some thoughts on 'enthusiasm' and the election," tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report's ace analyst of House races. What I and, I suspect, others expected to follow was a discussion of how voters' enthusiasm, positive or negative, … more

October tours will share stories of cemetery in Sumter

Dearly Departed Tours: If you're a history buff, or looking for a unique and fun hour of stories from the grave, "Dearly Departed" is well worth your time. Ms. Becca and Ms. Diana have done a wonderful job putting this event together and presenting … more

Is Hillary Clinton being secretly paid to disparage Brexit?

In the past few weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given at least four separate speeches in the U.K. that have been highly critical of Brexit. And we know she never works for nothing. But while she would be required to disclose … more

23andMeToo with Sen. Warren

WASHINGTON - Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap - maybe. After two-and-a-half years of being mocked by Donald Trump as "Pocahontas," referring to the Massachusetts … more

Democrats' smear of Kavanaugh sunk their own Senate chances

WASHINGTON - Just a few weeks ago, analysts thought that control of the U.S. Senate was in play this November and that momentum was shifting to the Democrats. Thanks to their brutal campaign of character assassination against now-Justice Brett … more

Should the U.S.-Saudi alliance be saved?

During the weekend, Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us … more

Electoral College debate surfaces again

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the … more

Collateral diplomatic damage could be huge

Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then his body cut up with a bone saw and flown to Riyadh in Gulfstream jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? So contend the Turks, who … more

The lunatics, the asylum and the Democratic Party

You know that old line about how the lunatics have taken over the asylum? Well, they have. And the mental institution under attack is the Democratic Party. The nuts on the street - the progressives who block traffic and shout in the faces of … more

Trump could be the most honest president in modern U.S. history

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history. Don't get me wrong, Trump lies all the time. He said that he "enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history" (actually they are … more

Nikki Haley's comet has a long tale

WASHINGTON - Seated next to President Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, Nikki Haley did not look like a woman who had tortured herself over whether to resign as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. On TV at least, she looked like someone who … more

The invaders

They came from Africa. Across the vast ocean on favorable winds. They had stalked the grasslands with zebra and wildebeest. In South America, they found the Pampas Region with its herds of cattle. In time, they expanded their range northward … more

eSTEAM Festival shows what we can achieve for students

As the presenting sponsor of the first-ever Sumter eSTEAM festival, I want to say a heartfelt and gracious THANK YOU - to all of Team Sumter, especially the economic development board staff, volunteers, exhibitors, vendors, partners, collaborators … more

The Kavanaugh fight shows we have not yet plumbed depths of Democratic ruthlessness

WASHINGTON - President Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured during his confirmation process, declaring that "what happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of … more
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