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A nod, and a nodding off, to a year of American hilarity

WASHINGTON - Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before nodding off, give thanks for another year of American hilarity, including: A …

This Thanksgiving, give others a helping of gratitude

CHICAGO - Let's be real: Sometimes it's just plain hard to give thanks. It may be because of personal issues like a job loss, a death in the family, the end of a relationship or an illness. Or it could be the accumulation of terrible events in …
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Notable & Quotable: Oct. 31, 2017

In The New York Times, Maureen Dowd writes, "Mark Cuban's Not Done Trolling Donald Trump." If you want to know just how surreal things have gotten, consider this: In 2015, Donald Trump had to decide between playing the president in "Sharknado 3: …
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You should vote according to your moral compass

you should vote according to your moral compass Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, the Republican nominee for U. S. Senate, is accused of sexual improprieties with minors. Kay Ivey, Alabama's Republican governor, is inclined to believe Moore's …

We need some thinkers in Congress today

Archie Parnell's commentary in The Sumter Item on Nov. 5 discussed what he doesn't like about the new GOP tax plan. Other than one paragraph (out of two full columns) concerning the Estate Tax (which …
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The clock is ticking for Republicans

Republicans continue their habit of lining up in a circular firing squad, killing all their attempts at actually governing. Governing? What's that? Isn't that what they were elected to do? This is a party that controls all three branches of …
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Raise gas tax before election-year politicking

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News April 6 Raise gas tax before election-year politicking Taxes on gasoline and other motor fuels are effectively user fees; motorists pay for using roads when they …
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