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Letters to the Editor

The other culprit in the Epi-Pen price gouging scandal? FDA

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

By Sandip Shah Ordinary Americans, reporters, and even a congressional panel heaped scorn on pharmaceutical company Mylan after it raised the price of its epinephrine injector set from $100 to more than $600. Mylan deserves criticism for making it harde

Businesses refuse to bake cake with Confederate flag

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Would you believe Wal-Mart and Bi-Lo refused to make a birthday cake with frosting that made it looked like a Confederate flag?

Florence needs more diversity, inclusion, transparency

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

Florence, an ideally and centrally located town, has tons of upsides, and plenty of everything except a willingness to do anything differently. My people have been the cause of us continuing to remain a distance from what we should be. There is no doubt i

A speech everyone should read

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

By Lee H. Hamilton As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s January 10 farewell address to the American people. I’ve been reading presidential fare

So you think you know about South Carolina?

on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for all things South Carolina – our history, politics, people, culture, places, food – everything. And since we are such a wonderful – and weird – state, there is an awful lot to know and there’s always some

Building a better health care system

on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By S.C. Sen. Tim Scott Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were f

Russians didn’t do it, we did

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Russians didn’t do it. We did it. I am so tired of hearing how the Russian hacking of the DNC server is the reason Donald Trump won. The leaked emails only reinforced what most Americans already knew about Hillary Clinton, and there is no need for me

Why Oregon election system could be a model for South Carolina

on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Jack Bass Oregon’s system of Vote By Mail offers a model that for South Carolina would save millions of dollars to buy new voting machines, avoid long lines for voting, and insure total security for elections results. It is used for all elections:

2016 Year in Review

on Tuesday, 03 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams So much has happened of historical import that 2016 will no doubt go down as one of the richest historical moments in American history. It is almost unbelievable to witness some of the changes we have experienced on a national and

Time for Hillary to let it go

on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Now that the Electoral College has recorded its final tally and given Donald Trump the largest margin of electoral votes since Ronald Reagan 30 years ago, another excuse for Hillary to use for her loss has disappeared along with the intimidation of

President-elect Trump: the new Whig president

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. Justin DePlato As someone who served as a Republican delegate from Pennsylvania during the 2016 election, and as a professor of political science and presidential history, I have some fresh political-historical observations untangled from

12 Rules of Christmas

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Over the years, The Rutherford Institute has been contacted by parents and teachers alike concerned about schools changing their Christmas concerts to “winter holiday programs” and renaming Christmas “winter festival” or cancelling holiday celebrations

Poor insurance endangers America’s physical and financial health

on Tuesday, 06 December 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans earned a 5 percent pay increase last year, according to a new Census Bureau report. That’s the best wage gain since the Great Recession. Unfortunately, most people weren’t able to spend that extra cash on something fun, lik

Welcome to Washington, Mr. President -Elect

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate – his

Letter to future R.N. Beck students

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Future Students of RN Beck Early Childhood Center: If you are reading this years from now, Welcome. I wish you could be here at the ceremony today. You live in our future, and we live in your past. Let me tell you about this occasion. It is Thursday
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