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Why Congress might buy Trump’s food stamp reform plan

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month.” Under the plan, recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Washington’s advice rejected by both parties

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Harold Pease, Ph. D Avoiding national debt was one of George Washington’s greatest admonitions yet neither liberals nor conservatives have paid much attention to it. It would be well to reflect on his advice this President’s Day. The trillion dollar R

Remember veterans on National Salute Week

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended. No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day, and with the help

A friendship strengthened

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence. According to the release, he spoke in “The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.” This may not seem groundbreaking at first glance, but the simple

Memos, Trump

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Caleb Verbois Perhaps we should not be surprised by the hysteria over the release of Congressman Devin Nunes’ memo. After all, “memogate” has filled Washington with hysteria for weeks. Former deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, c

President Trump’s first year economic record

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Mark Hendrickson In an article written 10 days after President Donald Trump’s election victory, I commented on the drop in the price of gold, which was mirrored by a spike in the dollar index. I surmised that the markets were signaling optimism ab

Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric if he hopes to ever win support from Black community

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams In a recent White House meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform Donald Trump reportedly asked, “Why do we want all these people from ‘s---hole’ countries to come here?,” as opposed to other countries such as

The Big But

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Earl Tilford “Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” – King Kong, Major, USAF (from Dr. Strangelove) In 1964, when I was a college freshman, all healthy male

International investing

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A common misconception is that only high net worth individuals or ultra savvy investors should take advantage of international investing. However, if you are looking for an innovative way to diversify your portfolio, investing in international markets may

2018, the year of refinement for the President

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If you were to ask me, I would have to say that I think the President has had a pretty successful first year. The stock markets are booming because of investor confidence in the policies pushed and advocated for by his administration and unemployment is a

Timely financial reporting vital for public institutions

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller Each October, many state agencies – including public colleges and universities – are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. I use those statements to produce South Carolina’

Green light at FERC Corral

on Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Robert L. Bradley Jr. The Senate recently confirmed two new appointees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, ending a seven-month dormancy due to lack of a quorum. With three members, two Republicans and one Democrat, one pick from eac

S.C.’s judicial screening process worked

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Jay Bender Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on th

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is the right move

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing, but that doesn’t make it any less right. Such is the case with Donald Trump and his announcement last week that the United States will be moving its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process – all were established to give Americans a voice in their own governance. We are still striving to make
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